2011 “Field-to-Fork Tasting Event”
Soso is a professional artist with Master's Degree from prestigious Tbilisi Academy of Fine Arts. Besides the painting, he works as art designer at Georgian Film – a movie company highly famed for its delicate artistic and philosophical concept (remenber remember films of Iosseliani?)
Some critics note that works of Nadiradze are somewhat reminiscent of Mark Chagall. Although Soso considers it as a pleasing compliment, loves Chagall and deems him as very dear spiritual friend, he does not really find much "similarity" besides the broad parallels in general attitude to life.
Instead, Soso feels that his own artistic roots derived mainly from the frescos of the ancient Georgian churches (as official religion, Christianity was adopted there as early as in 4th century, and cathedrals were decorated by Georgian native – not Byzantine – painters); almost as his own "genetic memory," he undergoes the poetic and philosophical inspirations of Shota Rustaveli, the greatest Georgian intellectual of 12th century; Soso believes it is Pirosmani (1862-1918) who has enabled him to apprehend that reality is actually not as apparent as it seems to appear...
Paintings of Coco are in private collections in the Europe, US and Canada. In Canada he is exclusively presented by the Chancery Art Gallery.
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