ACADEMY THE RUSSIAN ACADEMY OF ARTS MEMBERS OF THE RUSSIAN ACADEMY OF ARTS
Full Members Corresponding Members Honorary Members Memorial PageAWARDS OF THE RUSSIAN ACADEMY OF ARTS EMBLEM OF THE RUSSIAN ACADEMY OF ARTS STRUCTURE OF THE RUSSIAN ACADEMY OF ARTS MAIN FUNCTIONS OF THE RUSSIAN ACADEMY OF ARTS
V. Surikov Moscow State Academy Art Institute I. Repin St.Petersburg State Academy Institute of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture Moscow State Academy Art Lyceum B. Ioganson St. Petersburg State Academy Art LyceumRESEARCH
Main Goals of the Research Activity and Programs of Fundamental Studies Research Institute of Theory and History of Fine Arts Research Library under Russian Academy of Arts Research Archives under Russian Academy of Arts Scientific Forums, Conferences, Panel DiscussionsMUSEUM AND EXHIBITION ACTIVITY Creative workshops of The Russian Academy Of Arts Economic Management for the Academy Buildings
The RAA President Zurab Tsereteli about the RAA Solo Show of Works Current activity All Presidents since 1757PRESIDIUM OF THE RUSSIAN ACADEMY OF ARTS
All Presidents since 1757 Memorial Page 250th Anniversary of the Russian Academy of Arts“ACADEMIA” magazine CONTACTS
Russian Academy of Arts Celebration of the 250th anniversary Exhibition in Manezh Central Exhibition Hall in Moscow Exhibition in Manezh Central Exhibition Hall in St. Petersburg Jubilee events in St. Petersburg Academic Art School exhibition in New Manezh exhibition hall in Moscow Program of events held in St. Petersburg
The Rainbow Of Vision: Solo Exhibition of the Academician of the Russian Academyof Arts Vazha Okitashvili
Venue: Exhibition halls of the Russian Academy of Arts
21 Prechistenka street, Moscow
The Russian Academy of Arts in partnership with the Moscow Museum of Moden Art presents a solo exhibition of the Russian artist, Academician of the Russian Academy of Arts, Member of the Creative Artists’ Union of Russia Vazha Okitashvili timed to his 65th anniversary. On display at the Russian Academy of Arts are more than 150 paintings and graphic works produced by the artist in various years.
The main theme of his graphic sheets executed in various techniques – serigraphy, water color, felt pen – is scenes of everyday village life. The artist creates multi-figure compositions where people meet each other, are engaged in haymaking, play with children and dogs, do housework. Birds and enimals frequently become both integral and independent characters of his graphic works.
The oil canvases of Vazha Okitashvili are distinguished by pure vivid colors. One of the pivotal images-symbols occurring in almost all of his paintings is a House personifying a family, unity, human warmth and happiness. Houses in his works are fused with the surrounding environment – mountains, trees, human and animal figures. Often, an Orthodox church appears as a semantic and compositional focus of his paintings proving that the faith in the artist’s understanding is a unifying factor for the people of Georgia, Russia and other Orthodox nations.
The style of Vazha Okitashvili is close to the so-called “naïve art” rooted in the creativity of his compatriot Niko Pirosmani. The original and sincere art of Vazha Okitashvili is an organic part of the circle of the naïve – a surprising phenomenon of today’s art life which specificity remains a matter of lively debates.
About the artist:
Vazha Okitashvili was born in Tbilisi in 1952. In 1980 he graduated from the Tbilisi State Art Academy. In the 1990-s he worked for the Designers’ Union of Georgia, in 1992 moved to Moscow. Since 1993 he has been involved in many design and art projects: the War Memorial in the Poklonnaya Hill, the Manezh Square, monument to Peter the Great in Moscow, recreation of the Cathedral of Christ the Savior, etc. His works are in the museum and private collections in Russia and other countries. Vazha Okitashvili lives and works in Moscow.