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"Untitled", pendant, 2019. Silver, bone, ebony.    Photo: Courtesy of the artist.

Spiral, Cross & Square

Serzhan Bashirov is a jewelry artist, collector of folk art (jewelry, textiles, wood, metal, leather), and professor at the Department of Applied Arts in the University of the Arts in Astana, Kazakhstan.

In the first half of the 1980s, Bashirov had been attracted to the rich heritage of Kazakh folk jewelry art that he boldly interpreted by developing an individual style. Many symbols such as the spiral, cross, square, and circle often found in Bashirov's jewelry come from the metal sculptures of the Indo-Europeans of the Bronze and Iron Ages. In the late 1990s, Bashirov started creating voluminous objects made of different materials, and this became the leading direction of his jewelry and art in the 2000s.

"Untitled" - video collage.