Guest Exhibition: Levan Lagidze: Bach Exercises New York presented by Katrine Levin Galleries

  • 10.09.2019 - 16.09.2019|

A special one-week preview by the iconic and reclusive Georgian artist, Levan Lagidze

Georgia is an ancient land of inspiration, diversity, and artistic mastery. It is the home of Levan Lagidze, one of Georgia’s greatest living artists.

Reflecting the cultural philosophy of Georgia, Lagidze looks deep beneath the surface to share experiences in harmony and gratitude, saying that “a relationship with painting is a participation in this infinite happy game.”

Lagidze’s textured and vibrant abstractions are inspired by the spectacular landscapes and cityscapes of Georgia.

Saying that creating a composition is like “measuring eternity with careful steps”, he weaves with paint on canvas a tapestry of life experiences where every inch is a separate universe. The rhythm of his gem-like colours invites you to pause, savouring the moment of discovery of hidden layers and textures. This spacing and rhythm is what links his compositions to Bach.

Lagidze’s works are collected by Russia’s iconic Tretyakov Gallery and the Moscow Museum of Modern Art; Georgia’s National Picture Gallery and the Tbilisi Fine Art Museum; America’s Zimmerly Art Museum, and major public and private collections worldwide.

Following a sold-out show in London in 2018, this is the first exhibition of Lagidze’s artworks in the U.S. in over 20 years.