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"Eastward as well as westward looking"

For all its prolific variety, a longer, more reflective study of Kishev’s work also reveals a number of highly consistent underlying artistic intentions. These can perhaps best be summarised as a passion for colour, ornament and pattern that is almost oriental in its richness and profusion and may owe something at least to the multi-faceted, eastward as well as westward looking culture of the Kabardino-Balkaria republic itself in its music, poetry, dance and drama traditions quite as much as in its art and design.

Nicholas Usherwood
Art Critic, London
 

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