I used to dream of being a tiger tamer in childhood. I did not manage to realize that dream, instead, I make my childhood dreams alive on canvas – Merab AbramiSvili.
Merab Abramishvili (16 March 1957 – 22 June 2006) was a Georgian painter whose works were influenced by medieval arts and European neo-expressionism.
Impressed by the medieval frescoes from the Ateni Sioni Church, the artist adopted the gesso technique to create the texture of a mural in his easel painting as well. Due to his unique visual language and aesthetics, Abramishvili emerged as one of the leading Georgian artists, who went beyond the established Soviet-era clichés.
His works were displayed as part of solo and group exhibitions in both Georgia and abroad. His paintings are treasured by the Art Museum of Georgia and National Gallery of Art in Tbilisi as well as Museum Ludwig, Cologne, and private collections in Finland and the United States.
‘Silk Road’ tempera on plywood, 38x150cm. 2003
‘Pomegranate’ tempera on plywood, 215x110cm. 2003
Tree’ tempera on plywood, 152X70cm. 2002
‘Black panther’ tempera on plywood, 52x100cm. 2005
‘Jerusalem’ tempera on plywood, 73x150cm. 2006
‘Entering Jerusalem’ tempera on plywood, 66x150cm. 2004
‘Prostitute’ tempera on plywood, 110X34cm. 1997