Omar Chkhaidze is an artist who introduced a new aesthetics in painting - an aesthetics of Light, and showed how Light can be transformed into color. Light has become a major subject in his work. He is a founder of a new direction in fine arts - the Light-figurative painting.
Omar Chkhaidze was born April 16, 1944 in Georgia, in the mountains of ancient Colchis. In 1966 he graduated from the Ya. Nikoladze art school, later, in 1973, from the Tbilisi State Academy of Arts, the faculty of painting. Since 1964 Omar has been a participant in international art shows.
Now the artist enjoys a world-wide recognition. His works can be found in museums, galleries and private collections of many countries. Since 1994 he livies and works in Moscow, Russia. In 2000 he opened his gallery in the Central Artists' House.
An artist-innovator Omar Chkhaidze in fact took the road of the first avant-guarde artists, also, as they did, developing the language of pure art. The artist's latest works done in 2005 - 2018s show that the era of neoplastisism and suprematism initiated in the 1910 - 1920s by Mondrian and Malevich, as well as pangeometric traditions that lasted in art for centuries, have finished. Having painted his work "Out into Light" in 2013, Omar Chkhaidze broke away from the notorious Malevich's "black square", which personified Darkness, into Light - the substance of the Universe, and began to paint only Light, only the vibration of spiritual Light.
Omar Chkhaidze is a Corresponding Member of the Russian Academy of Arts, a Member of the Artists Union of Russia, a Member of the Artists Union of Georgia, a Member of the European Academy of Natural Sciences, a Member of the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences, a Member of the International UNESCO Arts Association.
In 2016 the Russian Academy of Arts held a presentaion of the project the Light-figurative painting, and the book My way by Omar Chkhaidze. The artist was awarded the Gold medal of the Russian Academy of Arts for the creation of a new direction in the art of painting. At this pesentation he was also assigned the honorary degree "The Knight of Science and Arts" by the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences, and was awarded a medal. The European Academy of Natural Sciences awarded Omar Chkhaidze the Leonardo da Vinci medal and the Vasily Kandinsky medal.
Omar Chkhaidze's scope of interest is not only confined to painting. He is the author of The Center of Light project, which was worked out in 2016. A precisely verified structure of this architectural ensemble contains in itself the code of the Universe. The author assumes, the gravitation and levitaion substance of Light and Darkness - the ether (the basic element of Dmitry Mendeleev's periodic table) - creates an electromagnetic, quantum vibrational field. It fills the space of the ensemble and builds up the attraction of spiritual Light energy, which generates a powerful protection field, purifies and heals the sole and matter, and unifies all the nations and confessions of our planet.
In 2017 Omar Chkhaidze obtained a Russian Federation State patent for this project. Its implementation is waiting for its hour to come.
Omar Chkhaidze carries on Vladimir Vernadsky's doctrine and expands the sphere of the planet concept: biosphere - the sphere of life (Eduard Suess, 1875), antroposphere - the sphere of man (Dmitri Anuchin, 1902), noosphere - the sphere of mind (Edouard Le Roy, 1927) - up to the infinity of the Universe. He believes, the entire Universe is created from a single substance, which Xenophanes in the VI century BC called the spherical being.
This all-embracing spiritual sphere has two aspects: Light and Darkness. Omar Chkhaidze suggests referring to them as luxosphere (lat. lux - light) and tenebraesphere (lat. tenebrae - darkness). The unity and harmony of Light and Darkness is the top stage of biosphere and noosphere evolution, and the end-point of such evolution will be their fusion with luxosphere and tenebraesphere. Galileo Galilei, Isaak Newton and some others were aware of tenebraesphere, but one of them feared to repeat Giordano Bruno's destiny, the other was afraid of the Royal Family's anger, all the rest lacked certainty.
In 2017 the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences awarded Omar Chkhaidze the Gold medal of Peter Kapitza for this discovery. In 2018 the European Academy of Natural Sciences awarded him the medal of Wilhelm Leibniz.
In Omar Chkhaidze's opinion, the true nature of the Universe (his painting The Universe. 2017) lies in unity and harmony of luxosphere and tenebraesphere, like in Yang and Yin (light and dark), in jiva and adjiva (soul and matter). The sphere of spiritual Light and Darkness has no beginning, no end. The true face of Light is Darkness, while that of Darkness is Light. And the indivisibility and harmony of Light and Darkness are created by the world ether - their gravitation and levitation matter, which generates an electromagnetic wave by energy quantum, keeping the Universe in its harmony, and life in its eternity.
Now Omar Chkhaidze, following the way of the innovators who gave the world such instruments as microscope (Hans Jansen, 1590), telescope (Galileo Galilei, 1609), nooscope (Anton Vaino, 2011), in collaboration with the scientists, is going to develop a luxoscope - a device determining spiritual Light and Darkness harmony around and inside a human being: in his osseous, muscle and nervous systems (imagination, iinspiration, intuition).
The last paintings by Omar Chkhaidze (Out into Light, Luxosphere, Tenebraesphere, The Universe, Eternity) show that in his art he seeks to combine art, philosophy and science, which Leonardo da Vinci, Hans-Georg Gadamer and others tried to achieve. He believes that only with Love, in the integrity of science, philosophy and art, mankind is able to fulfill its mission on our planet. Love is a key to everything. In the same way as harmony, gravitation and levitation!
P.S. Being a boy of thirteen, at a lesson of physics, Omar declared he knew how to build a perpetuum mobile. At that time people laughed at him. Today he is ready to discuss the information, which was given to him 60 years ago.
- the Gold medal of the Russian Academy of Arts
- the Honorary degree and medal "The Knight of Science and Arts" of the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences
- the Leonardo da Vinci medal of the European Academy of Natural Sciences
- the Gold medal of the Russian Artists Union and the Moscow Artists Union
- the Vasily Kandinsky medal of the European Academy of Natural Sciences
- the Peter Kapitza Gold medal of the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences
- the Wilhelm Leibniz medal of the European Academy of Natural Sciences
|2016||Moscow, Russia, the Russian Academy of fine arts|
|2015||Tbilisi, Georgia, MOMA, Tbilisi museum of modern art (one-man show)|
|2013 - 2014||Moscow, Russia, MMOMA, Moscow museum of modern art (one-man show)|
|2012||Tbilisi, Georgia, Karvasla, The Historical musem of Georgia (one-man sow)|
|2011||Moscow, Russia, the Central artist house|
|2010||Moscow, Russia, ARTMANEGE Moscow art fair|
|2010||Ulyanovsk, Russia, the Modern fine arts museum|
|2010 - 2008||Moscow, Russia, the Central artist house (one-man show)|
|2007||New York, Manhattan, USA, Icosahedron gallerie (one-man show)|
|2007||Vienna, Austria, Museumsquartier (one-man show)|
|2006 - 1998||Moscow, Russia, ARTMANEGE Moscow art fair|
|2005 - 2000||Moscow, Russia, ART SALON of the Central artist house|
|2001 - 1997||Uden, the Netherlands, Horizont gallery (one-man show)|
|1998||Moscow, Russia, the Central artist house|
|1996||Moscow, Russia, the Central artist house|
|1994||Tbilisi, Georgia, the Modern art gallery (one-man show)|
|1991||Tbilisi, Georgia, the White gallery|
|1986||Tbilisi, Georgia, the State gallery of Georgia|
|1975 - 1969||Tbilisi, Georgia, the State gallery of Georgia, the youth show|
|1969||Tbilisi, Georgia, the State fine arts museum of Georgia|
|1966||Tbilisi, Georgia, the State gallery of Georgia, the youth show;|
|1964||Tbilisi, Georgia, the State gallery of Georgia.|