Saken Narynov (b. 1946) is from the village of Issyk near Almaty city where the artist lives and works today.
Narynov’s main interest focuses on non-euclidian geometry, the topology of space as well as quantum physics, and Turkic philosophy. He is an architect, sculptor, and educator who teaches at the Kazakh State Architect Academy. Global achievements include five author's certificates for invention, more than a hundred architectural projects developed, as well as prizes for several local and foreign architectural competitions. Together with the Eurasian Cultural Alliance Narynov has permanently installed two large-scale sculptures at Astana EXPO 2017.
Recent exhibitions include the solo show ‘Between the Past and the Future at the National Museum of the Republic of Kazakhstan in 2017. ‘Archeology of Actuality’ at the Kasteev State Museum of Arts in 2011, as well as ‘Between Heaven and Earth at Calvert-22 Foundation in London in 2011.
In the past years, Narynov has concentrated his attention on building his studio in Almaty which the artist aims to present as his heritage. He actively experiments with new non-euclidean forms in sculpture, writes theoretical explanations for these forms, and links them with Turkic history.