Georgian artist Merab Abramishvili (1957 – 2006). Unfortunatelly there's not much information about a great Georgian artist Merab Abramishvili, who was born in Tbilisi, Georgia in 1957. Merab graduated from Tbilisi State Academy of Art, Georgia, Department of drawing. His stunning and unique paintings are kept in National Museum of Art, Tbilisi, National Gallery of Art, Tbilisi, Ludwig Museum, Keln. Private collections - Finland, USA. The artist died in 2006
He was an outstanding and original artist. Merab Guramovich Abramishvili himself felt that his painting is distinguished from all standards of painting. In his youth Merab did not sign his work and was not looking for world recognition
In his youth, Merab took part in a scientific expedition organized to explore the frescoes temple Ateni Sion (the Church of the Assumption of the Virgin in the village Ateni, near the town of Gori in Georgia, built in the VII century). This expedition was headed by the father of Merab, Guram Abramishvili, art critic and PhD. Expedition strongly influenced the formation of his personality. "For me Ateni is the primary source. Here, I got energy, and I paint almost all day and night." - said the artist. He began to paint copies of frescos of Ateni Sion church and continued this work for many years
Merab Abramishvili painted on the board, primed with gesso, tempera paints creating a certain blurring of lines. At the end, the surface is coated with egg yolk. Thus, the work done with the help of this complex and time-consuming method, creates an impression of medieval frescoes. In the artist's works occupy an important place a religious theme - is a theme to which the artist repeatedly returns during his life. Merab Abramishvili said: "My paintings are stories of peace in this world"
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