Zaza Svan gallery

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Zaza Svan - Biography ZAZA SVAN E-mail: Artist manager’s contact Phone: (347) 791- 5700 (Sopio) E-mail: ABOUT ARTIST: Artist Zaza Svan was born on April 21, 1964. Tbilisi, Georgia. Zaza Svan got to know art in early childhood and nowadays he has over 30 years of experience as an artist. He became a professional painter, as well as an illustrator. Z. Svan uses different media in his works, like oil, acrylic paint, water-color, Indian ink, charcoal, pencil, pastel, collage, mix-media, and computer programs: Photoshop and illustrator. Painting is a major way of expression for the Artist. After completing studies in a four year Art College, holding a certificate of a painter since 1983, in different periods Z. Svan tried to create his works in the styles of realism, impressionism, expressionism and abstraction. “Urban Naïve” is the resent interest of the painter, depicting a modern life of the New York City. Z. Svan uses the forms of friendly caricature i.e. “Naive” to show the psychological portraits of human beings. He does it with an original manner, with trance mood, influencing people in a calm way, in spite of energetic life rhythm of the New York City. An artist Zaza Svan is also a professional illustrator, having earned a Masters Degree at Tbilisi Academy of Art in 1989, completing 6 years of studies there. As Z. Svan recollects, in his childhood after reading an interesting book he would have a strong desire to express his feelings in the form of painting. Zaza Svan is the author of designs and illustrations of numerous books, and he has not stopped this activity until now. He uses skillful stroke as he has a 15 year experience of an Assistant Professor and Art teacher at Academy of Art. Z. Svan possesses all necessary education for an illustrator, knowing architecture, textile and history. Zaza Svan says: “I studied painting with realistic classic methodology, where I spent a lot of energy and time to become a professional, skillful artist. But, the idea and the purpose of painting is to express the attitude towards the universe and human being by means of art. Inevitably, the expressed energy is accumulated in a work and it affects audience. In my opinion, poetry as a means of aesthetic perception stands in the highest position among other fields of art. Consequently, that painting is priceless and eternal where poetry is reached, the same can be said about music. And every artist should strive for this.” EDUCATION: 1983-1989 M.A. in Graphic Artist/Illustration, Diploma with Honors, the Tbilisi State Academy of Fine Arts, Georgia 1979-1983 B.A. in Teaching/Drawing, Diploma with Honors, The Nikoladze School of Arts, Tbilisi, Georgia