Stoicheîon 金星 by Levan Songulashvili
An exhibition by Levan Songulashvili
Chapel Gallery, Objectifs
19 to 24 Feb 2019
Tues to Sat, 12pm to 7pm / Sun, 12pm to 4pm
Admission is free
Opening Reception: Wed 20 Feb, 7pm
Stoicheîon 金星 presents two monumental video installations and a selection of Japanese-ink paintings by Georgian-born and New York-based artist Levan Songulashvili, who is currently a resident artist at INSTINC.
The term stoicheion was in antiquity fundamentally linked to the classical theory of the four elements, which in European culture denote the four basic substances: earth, water, air and fire. The philosophical concept of stoicheion denotes the basic components or the foundations of Being.
This exhibition represents an attempt to understand the bewilderingly great multiplicity of the natural world as combinations of a limited number of elements. Inspired by the culture, visual artistry and techniques of Asian ink paintings in Singapore, Songulashvili combined his experiences with his main focus on air, water and earth, as well as Earth’s sister terrestrial planet, Venus, which rotates in the opposite direction to most other planets and where the Sun rises in the west and sets in the east.
About Levan Songulashvili
Levan Songulashvili is a Georgian-born, New York-based visual artist, painter, draughtsman and installation and multimedia video artist. He graduated from the Tbilisi State Academy of Arts, and earned an MFA in Painting from the New York Academy of Art.
His works have been shown in galleries, private collections and museums worldwide, including the permanent collection of the Brooklyn Museum and the Rustaveli National Theatre.