THE PORTRAIT OF HUMANITY: SOLO EXHIBITION OF THE CORRESPONDING MEMBER OF THE RUSSIAN ACADEMY OF ARTS ALEXANDER SHENGELIA
Dates: March 02-18, 2022
Venue: Exhibition Halls of the Russian Academy of Arts
21 Prechistenka street, Moscow
The entry to the Exhibition Halls is only upon presentation of the QR-code and ID document.
The Russian Academy of Arts presents a retrospective exhibition of sculpture, painting and graphic works by the Corresponding Member of the Russian Academy of Arts Alexander Shengelia tracing the artist’s professional career fr om his student years to nowadays.
Alexander Shengelia was born in Tbilisi in 1948. He graduated from the Moscow Secondary Art School, Tbilisi Academy of Arts, V. Surikov Moscow State Art Institute wh ere he majored in sculpture under the Academician Lev Kerbel. Alexander Shengelia is well-known for his easel and monumental sculptural works which are distinguished by brilliant skills, extraordinary decorativeness, inexhaustible imagination and creative fearlessness. The exhibition features sculptural images of eminent figures of various times and cultures, compositions dedicated to philosophical, religious and aesthetic topics. Alexander Shengelia is a man of a wide range of interests including the creation of the world; antique and ancient Siberian mythology; Hinduism; Buddhism, Orthodoxy, modern spiritual directions and music. A special section of the exhibition shows the artist’s graphic sheets depicting architectural compositions inspired by Spanish nature. “The fate is trying to teach the artist the most difficult and fantastic thing – to live simultaneously in several dimensions beyond the three well-known”, - says Alexander Shengelia. The artist has been creating a portrait of the complicated spiritual world of humanity with its heights and challenges and sees his artistic mission in this task.
The master’s works are in collections of the State Tretyakov Gallery, Russian Academy of Arts, art museums of Kurgan, Chita, Komsomolsk-on-the-Amur, as well as in museum and private collections in Russia, Finland, Poland, Mexico, Panama, USA and other countries.