INTERVIEW WITH MAKSAT
OCA Magazine: Tell us, please, about yourself and your creative activity / work
Maksat Kantarbayev: I am from Kazakhstan, come from the village Kulan, whis is placed in Zhambyl region.
I am a Member of the Union of Artists of the Republic of Kazakhstan, and became a member of the Eurasian Creative Guild (London) in 2018. Grew up in a creative environment: My father Kantarbayev Kirgizbay was an all-round person, and was a member of the Union of Artists of the USSR.
Just like my father, I am engaged in painting, oil painting and watercolors. My main to paint magnificent native landscapes.
OCA: Who is your role model in the creative space/ sphere of your art?
MK: I’ve always admired the Russian school of painting, and I would emphasize works of such masters as Shishkin, Levitan, Vasnetsov, etc.
OCA: Do you have any personal projects that you would like to talk about?
MK: I have a plot in the mountains, and I would like to equip it for organising plein airs and symposiums at different times of the year for Kazakh and foreign painters.
OCA: When and where have you heard about ECG for the first time?
MK: I learned for the first time about the Eurasian Creative Guild in 2018 from Nyssanbaev Marlan, who is an Ambassador of the ECG in Almaty.
OCA: Tell us, please, about the events of the Eurasian Creative Guild (London) and projects that you have already taken part in and how does ECG influence your creativity and success in your work?
MK: I really like the meetings of the Guild Members where they freely communicate in a creative atmosphere, solve various problems and outline great projects. I also took part in international exhibitions of paintings held by the Guild in London, Nur-sultan, Almaty and other areas.
OCA: What is Eurasian Creative Guild for you and how do you see your future partnership?
MK: For me the Eurasian Creative Guild means being a member of a large positive, creative, ambitious, promising family with great opportunities! Having become a member of the ECG, my creative horizons have expanded, many foreign like-minded people have appeared with whom I can exchange creative plans, ideas, and are more often exhibited at European exhibition galleries.
OCA: Are there any new projects of ECG, in which you plan to participate?
MK: Yes, I want to take part in all of the competitions for artists in the near future.
OCA: What would you wish for the members of the Guild and other creative people, just starting their career?
MK: For members of the Guild who are starting their creative path I would like to wish first of all perseverance, because creativity is a very difficult process, when you need to completely surrender to it in order to have a decent result.