Georgian fine art artist Nick Japaridze official web site. "My art is what I feel and how I percive the universe"
The Art & Universe
Nick Japaridze was born February 23, 1971 in Tbilisi, Georgia. Starting 1985 he paints and until 1985 learns from the best fine art artists of Georgia while working in the best fine art studios. From 1989 until 1994 he studies fine art in Tbilisi State Academy which he later successfully graduated from.
Nick’s work is distinguished from other by its themes, unlimited fantasy, high performance and professionalism. The artists conveys his emotions, moods, state of the heart and dreams via symbolic language seen in his paintings. The overall gamma of works, characters and even minor, from a first sight, details are all carry symbolic meaning. The artists explains that all the characters: whether it’s a king, a philosopher, a child, a jester or a musician are all depiction of his varying from day to day soul transparent to the canvas. Nick’s works can be described as unearthly, tale like and mystique creation regarded by the artist himself as a surreal and symbolic one.
The artist gets inspired from listening to special meditation music while working. Nick’s work is a combination of Georgian traditional murals, Asian décor and Mid Ages fine art technique. This technique utilizes multi layers oil brush strokes where the main stroke is being adjusted above by additional very subtle glazing layers. This takes a lot of time and effort however as a result of it the painting acquires a beautiful and colorful flare. Starting 1990 until today Nick participates in various art expos in Georgia, Russia, Italy and Germany. His work can be found in many private collections all over the world.
The creation of a work of art and perception and understanding of it are two highly complex acts of human spirit. As we live in the 21st century and the period of thousand years of oil painting that completes the basis of my conception of painting is craftsmanship, wide knowledge of the technique and the technology of old masters plus high intellect and high fantasy. It’s explained by:
1. Craftsmanship plus secret of old master: It’s impossible to create a picture of art value if you are not able to use your brush pr pencil masterly that means that you aren’t a master. The time though which painting had passed shows that. If you aren’t familiar with the technique and the secret of old masters you aren’t physically able to use your brush and be as the master. To become a master one needs to try his best to work as possible and to study old master’s painting.
2. Intellect plus high fancy: As science and technique supposed to develop rapidly in the 3rd period of thousand years, psychology and the spiritual world of a man will change as a result. A person is constantly searching for something unrealized yet which is still in his sub consciousness and person must not leg behind the development of the whole intellectual world so that his subconscious vision appears in his consciousness that is irrational, will become rational.
An artist must carry his subconscious vision into art. And certainly the works of art should be intellectual. Fantasy is subconsciousness intensified by intellect and all the loveliness of art, as well as dreams and vision wrapped up by mystery are concealed in this. I apply my conception of painting and that’s why my paintings are full of symbolism, mysticism, allegory and great mysteriousness.