MYANDAG by CHADRAABAL ADIYABAZAR
MYANDAG, A SOLO EXHIBIT BY A.CHADRAABAL
V/17 – VI/7, 2018
For over 10 years, A. Chadraabal honed his artistic craft, creating artwork that emphasize animals such as horses, bulls, and camels, for which he has become widely recognized and appreciated by many for. The artist regards his main subject matters as a means of symbolizing the interaction of nature and human-beings, and of the wind and air with the human spirit. Born in the Tuv Province’s city of Zuunmod in 1979, he spent his childhood surrounded by the countryside, nature, and the nomadic culture, which greatly inspired and shaped the creation of his artwork. Chadraabal’s father, Adiyabazar is a well-known Mongolian artist, who greatly influenced his son’s decision to become an artist.
After graduating from the National Pedagogical University in 2001 with a degree in Fine Arts, Chadraabal successfully produced and showcased his work in over 15 solo exhibitions in Mongolia, France, Germany, China, Korea, Russia, Australia, and the UAE, as well as taking part in over 50 joint exhibitions organized in Mongolia, Japan, Romania, Singapore, China, Russia, Bangladesh, Thailand, Taiwan, Germany, and France.
Chadraabal’s solo show MYANDAG will showcase new abstract pieces and works created during the last year. While the artists’ previous works were dominant in the emphasis of symbolism inherent within figures, his new works allows for audiences to play with and explore new rhythms and colors. Inspired by the German artist Gerhard Richter, Chadraabal combines Richter’s techniques with the Mongolian practice of using ink to create these new pieces of art, which convey a sense of his life, from his daily activities to changes experienced in his feelings and expressions.
Alongside creating his art, A. Chadraabal also taught as an art teacher at the Fine Arts Department of the Mongolian State University of Education between 2001 – 2007, served as a board member and head of the Union of Young Artists under the Union of Mongolian Artists from 2004 – 2009, served as the Director of the Mongolian National Modern Art Gallery from 2009 – 2013, served as the Chairman of the Union of Mongolian Artists Board from 2010 – 2012, and worked as a member of the Association of Art Museum Directors. With a Masters in Art History, Chadraabal currently works as the Chairman of the Mongolian Council of the Asian Art Association, and has since 2013 also served as the Chairman of the International Federation of Artists in Mongolia.