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Merab Abramishvili – Retrospective Exhibition
25 November 2022 16:00 - 29 January 2023 18:00
In 2022, the famous Georgian artist Merab Abramishvili (1957-2006) would have turned 65 years old.
The Dimitri Shevardnadze National Gallery exhibits a small but significant part of Merab Abramishvili’s oeuvre. The majority of the works selected for the exhibition are owned by the artist’s family, the Dimitri Shevardnadze National Gallery, and private collectors.
Merab Abramishvili’s distinctive artistic style was outlined from the beginning of his creative work. The fascination with medieval frescoes and eastern miniatures, as well as monumental forms and refined decorativeness… And a masterful fusion of monumental, decorative, and delicate imagery, this is Merab Abramishvili’s artistic credo, as revealed in the work 300 Aragveli; made in 1987, and his entire oeuvre, as if a replica of the various forms on his predetermined creative path. Abramishvili applied the gesso technique developed in the medieval centuries and achieved the characteristic depiction of a fresco in easel painting.
In 2013, Merab Abramishvili’s works were featured at a Sotheby’s auction for the first time. The artist’s success has been recognized worldwide, and his works have been systematically appearing at various international auctions since then.