Sculptor Lasha Khidasheli’s contemporary work is rooted in the classical foundation of Master Sculptor Auguste Rodin. Born in Tbilisi, in the Republic of Georgia, Lasha attended the State Academy of Fine Arts, which was founded by a disciple of Rodin. Lasha’s work reflects his affection for the material with which he works – revealing a respect and admiration for stone, which Lasha describes as an “organic, breathing material.” Lasha sees every stone as a potential sculpture, containing art within. Lasha views himself as the artist who is able to reveal the truth of that art.
Lasha’s work has been exhibited in solo and group shows around the United States, including at Art Basel in Miami, in New York City, Washington D.C. and across the southeast. He has been featured in several international shows in Spain, Germany and the Republic of Georgia.