LEVAN LAGIDZE, THE ICONIC AND RECLUSIVE GEORGIAN PAINTER, RETURNS TO LONDON FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 20 YEARS WITH A MAJOR EXHIBITION OF NEW WORKS
Lagidze is known for his highly structured and layered abstract paintings and philosophical approach to art. He is sought-after in the international art world, but notoriously reclusive preferring to exhibit exclusively in his own gallery in Georgia’s capital, Tbilisi.
Katrine Levin Galleries is proud to be hosting Bach Exercises, the first major exhibition that the artist has agreed to outside Georgia for 20 years, to be held in London 19 November to 8 December 2018.
The theme of tirelessly looking deeper beneath the surface, sharing profound experiences, gratitude, harmony and a sense of playfulness runs throughout Lagidze’s work.
Levan Lagidze’s paintings are deep, vibrant, and textured. His art shares experience through abstraction, connecting to universal narratives such as landscape and urbanisation.
He is adamant in saying “I don’t want to surprise or shock you, I only want to share with you.”
Layers of colour and structure entice the viewer to look deeper into the paintings where they discover ever more the more they look. Colour is at the heart of Lagidze’s work:
“It is said that painting is the art of showing colour – but to me, it is the art of hiding colour. Colour needs to be hidden in order to entice the viewer into searching deeper.” Levan Lagidze
Bach Exercises presents 25 recent paintings created specifically for the London exhibition.
The title “Bach Exercises” reflects the cadence in the paintings. "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…” (Levan Lagidze)
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