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Aigana Gali
TOMRIS | Paintings by Aigana Gali | The Falcon Hotel in Castle Ashby
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TOMRIS - Paintings

Featured In The Falcon Hotel, Castle Ashby, United Kingdom

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Acrylic, oil on canvas.

Between 570-520BC, Tomris was the queen of the Massagetae, a Scythian nomadic tribe of the Eurasian Steppe, spanning modern-day Turkmenistan, Afghanistan, western Uzbekistan, and southern Kazakhstan. She was believed to be the Amazon warrior queen who notoriously killed King Kir II (or Cyrus the Great), the powerful founder of the First Persian Empire.
According to Herodotus’ The Histories, Tomris sought retaliation against the King after he attempted to gain supremacy over her land and people. Using trickery, King Kir II was victorious in his first battle against the Massagetae, and ultimately captured Tomris’ son, general of her army. After the latter committed suicide under Persian captivity, Tomris dared the King to a second battle, and along with her Amazons, defeated the powerful Persian army. She decided to kill the King, and have him beheaded and crucified.
Tomris was known for her strong, independent, and fierce spirit. She is remembered as a warrior and the daughter of the steppe, a description that profoundly resonates with the artist.
The painting is an interpretation of Tomris’ colourful and complex spirit.

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Aigana Gali
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Wescover creator since 2021
I can see it's nature in everything I do. When immersed within the barren lands, a deep feeling of nothingness washes over you, but it's the perfect “nothing”. The familiarity of infrastructure shielding you from yourself is suddenly absent. The knowledge of understanding oneself is graciously met when immersed in such a place where only thoughts can fill the air around you, and you feel the true proportion of your personality against this enormous void.

Aigana Gali is a contemporary artist whose work conjures a universe of resilient colour, immersive textures, and the mystery of existence. Born of Georgian and Kazakh descent, Aigana Gali was raised in Almaty, Kazakhstan, the ancient crossing on the Great Silk Road, where Asia and Europe mix to give the world a unique blend of culture.
Deeply influenced by her Central Asian roots, her artistic talent often expresses itself through elaborate concepts of duality. She regularly investigates opposing themes, such as physical world and spiritual beliefs, reality and imagination, human constructions and nature, being and nothingness.
Gali has made numerous successful painting and drawing exhibitions worldwide. Over a hundred of the artist’s works are in private and public collections in the UK, Europe, Russia, the Middle East, Africa, and Asia.