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Mamatjan Juma

Artist in Washington United States

Mamatjan Juma was a former art teacher from China’s western-most-province, Xinjiang, in Chinese, and known to Uyghurs, a native people of the region, as East Turkestan.

He was trained in the techniques of French academicism and the ideology of Socialist Realism in China. After he came to the United States in 2003 to do his masters in Fine Arts, he started experimenting and exploring the techniques of abstract expressionism and abstract art in general.

Upon graduating in 2005 from Washington University in St. Louis, Mamatjan Juma relocated to Virginia, where he currently resides and works. His other works can be found at and

He has participated in many local and international group shows.

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Photo Album of Paintings

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Mamatjan Juma is an artist who was trained in the style of Socialist Realism, in which ideology was paramount. He began questioning this notion and exploring more abstract styles after his move to the United States. Through "snapshots" of his paintings, he shows the development of his style, where beauty, balance, and limitlessness are expressed without the need to stand for an ideology. 

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