Abdujabbor Nazilov was born in Tashkent in 1976. In 1996, he graduated from the Republican Art College. In 2001, he received a bachelor’s diploma from the Kamaliddin Behzad National Institute of Art and Design. In 1997, he took part in the Republican Exhibition of Young Artists of Uzbekistan.
“This is how the composition of my first drawing looked: it was a rectangle arranged on a sheet of writing paper and divided by a single line into two halves. In one of them was a drawing of my mother cooking the supper on the gas stove; in the other was my father sitting at his desk. My parents were very pleased with the drawing. Inspired by their joy, I came to like drawing even more.
“Painting is an intricate, multifaceted art. Every artist has his own way of perceiving the surrounding world and his own way of putting it on to canvas. Some think that realism is finished. Maybe they are right. But I am in favour of realism. That is not to say that one should simply copy from real life or look at something with the eyes of a naturalist. One should look at nature so as to interpret it. Then one can reveal the character of man or the state of nature and generalise the rich palette of colours, while retaining its variety.”