(b. 1958, Tbilisi, Georgia)
“One of Georgia’s greatest artists.” This is London
“A distinct artistic coup … Utterly ravishing.” Galleries Magazine
“A Living Legend.” Dante Magazine
Levan Lagidze is one of Georgia’s greatest living artists. His philosophy, much needed in today’s world, is to share experiences in harmony and gratitude. “I do not want to surprise or to shock you, I only want to share with you”, he says. [Art] “carries a mission for harmonious existence and happiness.” Lagidze’s work and philosophy reflect the spirit of Georgia: warm, welcoming and simultaneously open and mysterious.
Inspired by Georgia’s spectacular landscapes and cityscapes, Lagidze urges you on a journey of discovery, asking you to look deep beneath the surface of his gem-like, deeply textured pieces to see the hidden universes within. His artworks are a beguiling tapestry of experiences.
The title of Lagidze’s latest series, “Bach Exercises”, derives from the rhythm of his artworks where, similarly to Bach, each accent is both precise and unexpected. Listening to Bach as he works, Lagidze shares his perceptions. “Listening to Bach I see the infinite … Each measure, rhythm, accent and pause is so precise that his music is always new and unexpected. This is the magic of universal composition. The music you can see or the painting you can listen to…” The series spans three cities - Tbilisi, London, and now New York, with new works created for each location.
ARTWORKS AND BIOGRAPHY
THE DEVIL IS IN THE DETAIL
This is especially true of Lagidze’s highly textured artworks, whose fragments are fascinating in their own right. Lagidze hides layers of colour to encourage deeper exploration and urges visitors to zoom in on details with their mobile phone cameras to discover the hidden universes within.
Lagidze’s abstractions share with us universal narratives such as landscape and urbanisation. Here is a glimpse of the incredible light and landscape of Georgia that inspire the colours and textures of his works.
PAST EXHIBITION: “Bach Exercises” LONDON 2018
Levan Lagidze’s sold out solo exhibition in London (2018) brought excitement and acclaim resonating in England and Georgia.
LONDON 2018 EXHIBITION HIGHLIGHTS