Mohinur Maksumova

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Mohinur Maksumova was born in 1992 in Tashkent. In 2010 she graduated from the Yunusabad College of Design and in the same year entered the Tashkent Institute of Architecture and Civil Engineering, the Department of Architectural Environment Design.
Since 2007, Mohinur Maksumova has presented her work at a number of contests and exhibitions. In the 2009 Kelajak Ovozi contest she placed first in the Architecture and Design category for the development of culture and education centre in Surkhandarya Province, as well as for her interior design project for a cafe for children and young people. In 2010 Maksumova received an architecture and design grant for college students. She is the participant of the Navkiron Uzbekiston (2010), the VI Tashkent Biennale (2011), and Navkiron Uzbekiston (2012) events.
Mohinur believes that graphic composition is one of the most interesting trends in visual arts. Laconic, reserved, yet complex plastic means can be used to create a piece that would combine different art forms; these are ceramics, sculpture, spatial installation, and decorative painting. The idea of a composition is first implemented in a drawing to be then embodied in a desired material that is best suited for presenting the concept behind the piece. Mohinur uses different materials to realize her numerous sketches.
Mohinur likes to experiment with colour and line, creating compositions which are graphic in form and conventionally decorative in style. Some of them can be implemented as monumental panels not only in the interior, but also on the exterior, and even as an independent outdoor park composition.
Architectural design helps develop a sense of proportion, rhythm, and stylistic harmony that expresses emotions of an individual who creates comfortable and cosy environment. Creating an ambience that has a positive effect on a human being is one of the most important objectives of the architectural environment designer. According Mohinur, her dream is to create works that would delight people and be in harmony with their spirit.
The architecture of Tashkent has changed a lot in recent years. Every day the streets become more beautiful; new buildings, squares and parks appear. “Yet what inspires me is the old Tashkent”, says Mohinur. “I love to walk its narrow streets, feeling the ergonomics of the little alleys and houses that have preserved something very dear to me. Maybe, it’s the spirit of the walls of this architecture? My ancestors used to live here; this is the history of my country. It urges one to create, and to maintain the ancient traditions of the Uzbek people.”

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