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Avto Meskhi has been painting since childhood… “I was explaining that it was a mountain and if nothing was painted below, it was needed…” – the artist recalled. Avto Meskhi’s internal protest against the political establishment at that time was very sharp, which led to…

Vatia Davitashvili was born in Telavi. He attended Kyiv Aviation University and befriended Sergo Parajanov, a film director who was living in Kyiv at the time. During this time, he developed an interest in art. He returned to Tbilisi after meeting with representatives of Soviet…

Otar Chkhartishvili (1938-2006) established himself as a leading Georgian nonconformist artist. He participated in the so-called „Bulldozer“exhibition in 1974, as well as in the unsanctioned exhibitions arranged in the apartments of Alexander Glazer and Evgeny Rukhin. Otar Chkhartishvili’s close connections with the Moscow Underground Artists’…

Karlo Kacharava – an artist, a poet, and an art critic – graduated from the Faculty of Arts of the Tbilisi State Academy of Arts in 1986. From 1986 to 1994, he was a researcher at the Giorgi Chubinashvili Institute of Georgian Art History. From…

From 1970 to 1976, Levan Choghoshvili studied at the Tbilisi Academy of Arts. He has been an unofficial artist since 1973. This is a period when Academy of Fine Arts students, including art historians, form groups with common interests. Levan Choghoshvili, Dimitri Tumanishvili, and Giorgi…

Lali Zambakhidze (b. 1941) has been active in the creative field since the 1970s, and she has occupied a significant place in Georgian graphic art. After graduating from the Academy of Fine Arts in 1965, the young artist embarked on a challenging, but exciting, research-driven…

Sergo Kobuladze (1909-1978) – People’s Artist of Georgia, Corresponding Member of the Academy of Arts of the USSR, Laureate of the Shota Rustaveli Prize; graphic artist, painter, theatre designer. At the early stage of his career, Sergo Kobuladze was fascinated by theatre painting and book…

Gogi Chagelishvili was born in 1944 in Tbilisi. After graduation of Tbilisi State Academy of Arts (1971) he actively works in different forms of Art: painting and drawing, creates abstract works, collages, objects, installations…he is also an author of several literature projects. Chagela – he…

Besik Arbolishvili (b.1955) graduated from the faculty of Fine Arts of the Tbilisi State Academy of Arts, in 1983-1986 worked in Soviet regional Art Studio (Moscow, SSR). In his variety of genres, we can discover the constant search of the color and form and the…

Dimitri Antadze (b.1963) graduated from the Tbilisi State Academy of Arts in 1888. During the difficult times of the 1990s in Georgia, fate brought the young artist to Japan. A fortunate coincidence proved fruitful on the path to broadening professional experience. In Japan, the work…

Givi Vashakidze is a Georgian painter, and a representative of the so-called Generation of 1960s. After graduating from the Tbilisi Academy of Arts, he has participated in personal and group shows both locally and internationally (Moscow, Munich, Berlin, Tyrol, Baku, and Riga).  Due to his…

Vakho Bugadze (b.1964) studied at the Tbilisi State Academy of Arts from 1982 to 1991. In the 1990s, the conflict between the artist and the outer world intensified to the extreme in Georgian art. The effects of the sociopolitical environment most naturally reverberated through culture.…

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