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luca lazar (Lasareishvili)

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studio view, 2010 © luca lazar
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from series "Moving Stills" painting#111609-032110, 2010 Acrylic on Canvas 114"x154" © luca lazar
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from series "Moving Stills" painting#101106, 2006 Acrylic on Canvas 110"x170" © luca lazar
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from series "Moving Stills" painting#052910, 2010 Acrylic on Canvas 74.5"x110" © luca lazar
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from series "Moving Stills" painting#150909, 2009 Acrylic on Canvas 72"x72" © luca lazar
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from series "Moving Stills" painting#110108, 2008 Acrylic on Canvas 93"x110" © luca lazar
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from series "Moving Stills" painting#021509, 2009 Acrylic on Canvas 67"x67" © luca lazar
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from series "Moving Stills"painting#041210, 2010 Acrylic on Canvas 39"x78" © Luca Lazar
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from series "Moving stills"painting#111411, 2011 Acrylic on Canvas 74.5"x110" © luca lazar
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from series "Moving Stills"painting#081211, 2011 Acrylic on Canvas 96"x132" © luca lazar
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from series "Moving Stills"painting#041111, 2011 Acrylic on Canvas 67"x67" © luca lazar
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studio view, 2007 © Luca Lazar
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from series "Moving Stills"painting#061107, 2007 Acrylic on Canvas 39.5"x39.5" © Luca Lazar
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from series "Moving Stills"painting#061007, 2007 Acrylic on Canvas 39.5"x39.5" © Luca Lazar
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painting #093012, 2012 Acrylic on Canvas 77.3/4"x77.3/4"
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painting #090813, 2013 Acrylic on Canvas 77.5"x77.5"
Quick Facts
Birthplace
georgia
Birth year
1957
Lives in
new york
Works in
new york
Statement

Artist Statement  "Moving Stills"   - Luca Lazar

In Moving Stills the motion in space suggests a seeming fluidity. Yet each particle in the works of this series exists in its own defined boundaries, exact size and precise direction, thereby creating an absorbent vibration that has simultaneously converging as well as diverging features. In their individual distinctiveness, as well as in their cohesive collectivity the particles interact with their background. The entirety of movement and course of all elements in ostensible chaos, yet concrete formative structure when looked upon from a distance, render the works a transcendent, reflective quality.

The underlying principle of the works is controlled energy, raw powers created through and at the same time restricted by spatial structures and the arrangement of interlocking lines. Using a reduced vocabulary of minimalist forms, the untitled individual works in this series provide the suggestion of energetic movement within a motionless, frozen setting. 

The works are not informed by any kind of anticipation of what the viewer may or may not see in them, but rather are to be understood by making the actual attempt of leaving the ways of perception behind that we are so accustomed to, in order to be “felt” quite intuitively in an act of self-communication.

Moving Stills came about in a process of continuous serial production, where each work -having its own chain reaction- led to new ideas for ongoing minimal abstract explorations. The works imply a certain volatility, though they are nevertheless deprived of any incidental, unintentional influences that might distract from the subtleness, efficiency and lucidity of their overall effect.

CURRICULUM VITAE

1957

Born in Tbilisi, Republic of Georgia 

1972-1976

Nikoladze Art College, Tbilisi (BA)

1976-1982

Georgian State Art Academy, Tbilisi (MA)

1985-1988

Stay in Moscow; Association of avant-gardist artists

1988

Stay in Paris; artist-in-residence Gallery Bernard Felly

1989

Stay in Kassel (Germany); artist-in-residence Museum Fridericianum

1990-2003

Live and work in Cologne (Germany) 

since 1997

Visiting lecturer at the European Academy of Fine Arts, Trier  (Germany)

since 2003

Live and work in New York, N.Y. (USA)

Select Exhibitions

2011

“Fest-i-nova” – Art festival, Georgian Art Centre “Garikula”, Georgia

“Georgian Artists working in Europe”, as part of European days events –Tbilisi, Georgia

2010

“ART MOSCOW”- Moscow 

“COINCIDENCE” - Spektre Gallery, Brooklyn, NY (USA)

2009

“Born in Georgia” , Cobra Museum of Modern Art, Amstelveen, NL, (K)

“L’Art Contemporian De Georgie” Chateau de Saint-Auvent, (France)

‘’ Tbilissi Underground’ 09’’     (France) 

2008

‘’Paris Montparnasse Tbilissi’’ Le Musse du Montparnsse, Paris, (France) (K)

2007

55 Mercer Gallery – ‘’Moving Stills’’ New York, NY (USA)

2006

A Space Gallery - presents ‘’Intrinsic Form’’ Brooklyn, NY (USA)

2005/2006

“Moving Stills”, Gallery Schüppenhauer, Cologne (Germany)

2005

Grant Gallery ‘’Mysticism in Art’’ New York, NY, (USA)

2004

“Art from Perestroika till today”, State Art Museum, Tbilisi (Georgia) –(k)

“Invitation to a Beheading”, Gallery Schüppenhauer, Cologne (Germany)

2003

"Statements Basel-Köln”, Gallery Kämpf, Basel (Switzerland) and Gallery Schüppenhauer, Cologne (Germany)

2002

“ART Frankfurt” (Germany)

2001

"One-liners", Gallery Jule Kewenig Frechen-Bachem (Germany)

2000

"The White Curtain", Gallery Schüppenhauer, Cologne (Germany) 

1999

"Fazit" - Moving Images, Neon-installation, Gallery Schüppenhauer, Cologne (Germany)

1998

"Transformation" Installation - UNESCO, Paris (France)-(k) 

"The Bridging" Installation art in public space, Cologne (Germany)

"Opposite of Eden" Installation, Art House Kaufbeuren (Germany)-(k)

"Dialogue" Museum for Regional History and Art, Buxtehude (Germany)-(k)

1997

"The Conscience" - "STADT(t)ART" Installation Art countrywide cooperation project, Hürth (Germany) -(k) 

"M.E.S.S.A.G.E." Positions of current art –Video-installation Gallery Schüppenhauer, Cologne (Germany)-(k)

1996

"Dialogue" Leopold Hoisch Museum, Düren (Germany)-(k) 

1995

Art Cologne 4, Josef-Haubrich-Art-Hall, Cologne (Germany)-(k)

Ursula-Blickle-Art-Prize for "Installation", 1st prize, Ursula-Blickle-Foundation, Kraichtal (Germany) -(k) 

1994

"Last Supper" - Gallery Jule Kewenig, Frechen-Bachem (Germany) (In the Showroom of Gallery Johnen& Schöttle, Cologne) –(k)

1993

"Crusades III" - Installation, Cologne (Germany) (in cooperation with Gallery Friedrich, Cologne) 

1992

"The Cradle of Humanity", Frankfurt am Main  (Germany) (In cooperation with Price Waterhouse Corporate Finance and the Worldwide Life Foundation)-(k)

1991 

Two Georgian Painters – Museum St. Wendel (Germany)-(k)

1990

"Georgia on my Mind" - Four Painters from Tbilisi, Dumont Art Hall, Cologne (Germany)-(k)

Paintings from Georgia, Mona-Bismarck-Foundation, Paris (France)-(k)

International Exhibition in the House of Arts, Cagnes (France): 2nd prize by Art critics jury-(c)

Two Georgian Painters – Arts Hall Kiel (Germany)

1989

Soviet Contemporary Art, Hôtel de Ville Straβbourg (France) (with Ilya Kabakov)-(c)

Exhibition on new Soviet Painting, Warschau (Poland)-(c)

"Perestroika Man" - Three Georgian Painters, Soviet Art House, Moscow (Russia)-(c)

"Georgia on my Mind" - Four Painters from Tbilisi, Museum Fridericianum, Kassel (Germany) –(c)

 1988

"Glasnost" - the new freedom of Russian painters, Art Hall Emden (Germany)-

New Art from the USSR and Bulgaria, Dallas (USA)

  

1987

"Generation-80", House of Arts Tbilisi (Georgia)

Exhibition Georgian Abstract Art, Exhibition Hall "Ermitage", Moscow (Russia)

First Group Exhibition of abstract art by Georgian artists, State Paintings Gallery, Tbilisi (Georgia)

"Interart-87", International Art Market/Bourse of Socialist countries, Warschau (Poland)

since 1982

Participation in several exhibition throughout the Soviet Union