Within his newest body of works, Georgian artist David Meskhi aims to capture the idealised moment of human gesture and sublime beauty. Religious ecstasy, homoerotic connotations and the gender fluidity of the male body in its transformative years brings us to a combination of heavenly and earthly states of being. The bodies, not yet ingrained with social definitions of gender, fall into a more natural setting of finer tones of masculine and feminine energies. Universal bodies who in turn reach out to the cosmos to assert their presence.
David Meskhi (1979, Tbilisi) completed his photography degree at Shota Rustaveli Theatre and Film University in Tbilisi in 2005. Early in his career he worked as a photographer for the main Georgian cultural magazines and his artworks were presented in the collection of the Georgian House of photography. After his first Solo show he co-directed an award winning documentary-”When the Earth Seems to be Light”, which is based on his photographs. His works have been exhibited in numerous solo and group exhibitions, including a solo presentation in Paris Photo in 2019, the Museum of Applied Arts in Frankfurt, the Braunsfelder Family Collection in Cologne, the Calvert 22 Foundation in London, the Georgian National Museum in Tbilisi, and the Robert Capa Contemporary Photography Center in Budapest, Kunstverein Freiburg and the Biennale de la Photographie de Mulhouse. David Meskhi lives and works between Tbilisi and Berlin.