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Paata
Merabovich Merabishvili

Moscow 
 
artist, gallery owner
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pata.ru
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The magical feeling that arises in a person is the ability to rejoice and be glad. It is a great gift, a moment of sincere delight that seems to glow from within.

With such a magical feeling I was born in 1964 in the city of Tbilisi, the capital of little sunny Georgia, in a family of creative people. History, ancient culture, musical sounds and bright skies, fragrant streets and delicious memories have accompanied me since childhood.

Tbilisi Art School. Я. Nikoladze became a place where hearts and minds come together, it was here that my parents met, learning to paint. Already from an early age, I watched my father paint and embody his creative ideas. My mother, later an art historian, told me about the history of art, passing on her knowledge and opening up a huge unfamiliar world.

Later I joined the sculpture department at the school. Swimming and water polo, which was what I was doing at the same time, was something in between a serious sport and a hobby. But Leningrad, where we were taken by the whole course (where else was there!), Hermitage, Peterhof, creative places, creative environment became a real inspiration and I finally made my choice between professional sports and art.

After graduating from the college, in 1984 he entered the Tbilisi Academy of Fine Arts, and it was a miracle. That year, the student admission committee was chaired by sculptor, Professor Gogi Ochiauri, a permanent authority to this day. That year was decisive: sculpture became a conscious choice for further activity and life.

Student years were filled with all charms of Tbilisi life - theater, cinema, music, bright impressions from artists whom I personally knew and whose works I admired.

My lifelong girlfriend was Rusudan Kintsurashvili, who bore two sons, Levan and Luca, and to this day is my inspiration and support not only in the family, but also in my creative work.

Moving to Moscow. The rapid rhythm and series of events of the huge megapolis, the new environment, another language, mentality, temperament have certainly influenced the creativity, added new colors, motifs and impressions to it.

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