The exhibition 'Black I Sea' presented in 68projects feautures works by the German painter Christian Awe and Georgian painter Levan Songulashvili. The show combines powerful, life-affirming color compositions by Awe with the black and white philosophical approach to painting by Songulashvili.
The motives and emotional mediums presented are: water, energy, depth and intangibility, fire, and colors. The elixir of life that, like the air, we breathe, is fleeting and unfathomable, yet unlike air – leaves no more than a wet glow upon the skin. Water that is colourless and yet reflects all colors. Water that creates fertility and quenches thirst, and the fire that purifies, carries and floods us, stands still or flows to the sea, which is never the same when we dive in it. It is part of the myth of life and the hereafter that erases the memory and stores all memory as it flows through layers of rock.
About the artists
Born in 1991 in Tbilisi, Georgia
Lives and works in New York, USA
Being unusually talented at his craft, early in his career, Levan was awarded scholarships and prizes, and he was the first Georgian student to graduate painting at the New York Art Academy with a Master's Degree. His award-winning works, combining old mastery with cutting-edge techniques, are shown in galleries, private collections, and museums worldwide, including the Brooklyn Museum.