"Talented man is talented at everything that he does", says ancient expression. These words describe at their best Suimonkul Chokmorov, Kyrgyz actor and artist. His life was short, but he left a deep impact on the culture of Kyrgyzstan.
Chokmorov was one the brightest representatives of "kyrgyz miracle" - the rise of kyrgyz cinematograph. Furthermore Suimonkul is the only actor who was awarded with "Best man role" awards at such movies as "Scarlet flowers at the Issyk-Kul', "Furious", "Ulan" and "Men without women".
As a popular actor he was representing kyrgyz cinematography in Europe, Asia and Africa.
Since 1964 Chokmorov worked as a teacher of arts and composition at Frunze Academy of Arts. He was a very famous one, and in 1967 he finished his teacher's work nd fuly dedicated himself to movies and drawing.
Chokmorov tried himself in a variety of drawing styles and techniques - naturemort, lanscaping, but his most favoutire one was portrait-making.
He got his inspirations from very ordinary at first sight people. He traveled abroad often and worked with foreign artists, which cause great incluence on his perception of the world and his works: he wrote portraits of Kurasava, actor Tosio Mifune, Italian actress Monica Witti and many others.
He also tried to understand the phenomenon of manaschy and define their importance at the epos "Manas", which he did in his two pieces of work dedicated to manaschy Sayakbai Karalaev.
Another his great source of inspiration was national culture, which he loved very much.
Author: Kyrgyz Art
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