David Meskhi is a photographer based in Berlin, Germany. He was born in 1979 in Tbilisi, Georgia. After gaining a Master’s Degree in Hydro ecology, Meskhi decided to change his profession entirely and turned to art. He received a Bachelor’s Degree in Photo Journalism at Shota Rustaveli Theatre and Film State University, Tbilisi, Georgia. Since 2004 Meskhi has been working as a photographer and photojournalist for several magazines, and his artworks have been exhibited in Georgia, Germany, France, Austria, Israel, Russia and the UK.
Artist’s camera is always seeking for signs of life. The artworks reflect how photography becomes the instrument to idealize the existence and underline the means for sharing emotional experiences.
Most of Meskhi’s works show concealed layers of adolescent. The artist gets his inspiration from kids and he looks into their own forms of expression. Visually the artworks begin their existence as a set of photographic images, which break the boundaries of time. Meskhi captures young people whose bodies defy the law of gravitation.
Meskhi pursues existentialist ideology in his artworks. His photos represent Meskhi as a photographer and as an individual. Quiet sadness and melancholy oppose optimistic, vivid characters full of joy of life. These characters express idealism and at the same time reflect the feeling of sorrow. This is perhaps the bottom-line of the message the photographer tries to pass on.
Selected solo and group exhibitions:
2018/19 - I DO SPEAK LANDSCAPE, Braunsfelder Family Collection, Cologne, Germany; 2018 - Lara protects me, Museum Angewandte Kunst, Frankfurt am Main, Germany; 2018 - Post-Soviet Visions, Calvert 22 Foundation, London, UK; 2017/18 - Golden Boundaries / Youth Culture in Contemporary Photography, Robert Capa; 2011 - IMAGO, Museum of Contemporary Art Leipzig (GfZK), Leipzig, Germany; 2011 - Explications 1.2, Georgian National Museum, Tbilisi, Georgia.