He was a great and original artist ... "- these words are often heard about Merab Guramovich Abramishvili. And the artist himself felt that his letter is different from all the standards of painting. Moorabi In his youth, did not sign his work and did not seek international recognition, yet still, in his life had numerous exhibitions in France, Germany, Austria, Poland, his works are in the National Museum in Cologne, Finland, the United States and in private collections.
Merab Abramishvili born March 16, 1957, began to draw very early. We can say that all of his childhood - it echoes up childhood dreams on canvas. He studied at the Art School. Jacob Nikoladze (Tbilisi, Georgia), but was Alexander (Shura) Bandzeladze, private studio which was for Merab real school of artistic skill. Merab often recalled the years spent there with great gratitude, Alexander was not only an outstanding teacher, but also a man endowed with many virtues.
In his youth, Merab took part in a scientific expedition organized to study the frescoes of the temple Ateni Zion (the Church of the Assumption of the Virgin in the village Ateni, near the town of Gori, Georgia, built in the VII century). This expedition was headed by the father of Merab, Guram Abramishvili, art historian and doctor of philosophy. Expedition strongly influenced the formation of his personality. "For me Ateni as the primary source. Here, I am filled with energy, and I write most of the day and night." - Said the artist. He began to paint copies of frescos temple Ateni Sioni and continued this work for many years
The eighties were the years of establishment for Merab as a professional artist. In 1981 he graduated from the Tbilisi State Academy of Arts, and in 1987 he wrote his first important work, "Three aragvian." To achieve the artistic expression he uses gesso technique (from the Greek. Leukós - white) - the ancient art of fresco.
Fragment picture. clickable
Merab Abramishvili wrote on the board, primed with gesso, tempera paints. Creating a certain blurring of lines. At the end of the surface was covered with yolk. Thus, the work done with the help of this complex and time-consuming method, create the impression of a medieval frescoes. In the artist's works occupy an important place in the religious theme - a theme to which the artist repeatedly returns to his life. Merab Abramishvili said: "My paintings are stories of peace in the world"
Along with a love of the Georgian fresco motifs Eastern arts and crafts are also common in the works of the artist.
"At a certain stage of his artistic development, my artistic thinking has changed, requiring me an abundance of colors. So I began to study Eastern (Persian) miniatures," said the artist
Shelkovy way. (clickable)
Fond of the artist and the animalistic theme. In the organic merging of these two artistic movements (Georgian fresco and Persian miniature) embodied a completely unique style of paintings Merab Abramishvili.
Merab Abramishvili died in 2006, he liked to listen to Beethoven, read "Don Quixote" and Galaktioni open Gospel always lay on the table. He loved life and said: "I was lucky, but not least, because Life - Gift of God."
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