31st March – 3rd April 2011 in Monaco a yearly fair of contemporary art will take place “Art Monaco” www.artemonaco.com Shazina Gallery starts its story in Monaco by presenting the contemporary paintings of Abkhazian artists at the art fair “ArtMonaco 2011.” At the art fair ArtMonaco, Shazina Gallery will present the paintings of the young prince Alexey Shervashidze-Chachba and the true modern aristocrat of painting Adgur Dzidzaria. “An empire, if you happened to be born to, better live in distant province, by the ocean.” J. Brodsky Adgur Dzidzaria and Alexey Shervashidze-Chachba both belong to a so-called Sukhum group, which was formed in 70s as an alternative to the official art of USSR. Artists of Sukhum underground, contrary to their Moscow or St Petersburg colleagues, mostly thought of themselves as the followers of avant-garde of 1910 – 20s. The majority developed under the influence of western art: Picasso, Modigliani, Braque, Delaunay, Miro, Derain, Rauschenberg and many more. These preferences, together with the local cultural traditions going back to the Greek and Roman antiquity and Byzantium, shaped this esthetic refined style of artists from Sukhum School. Incessantly following the ways shaping the inner laws of art development and in consonant with the heritage of V. Kandinsky’s “Spiritual in Art”, each one of them has a special place in the contemporary art world.
Shazina Gallery represents the maitres of contemporary art in all styles, genres and shapes end of XX / beginning of XXI centuries. The most important aspects being the artistic value of the master piece and the originality and professionalism of the artist. The goal and responsibility of the Gallery is to constantly attract attention of the audience to the most talented painters, sculptor, artists, musicians, writers and designers through exhibitions, presentations and performances. Money is not the only thing that can be invested in art business; one can also invest the years spent in love with the beautiful. This love provides the cure for the ennui casted by the meritocracy of the works and the epataged post-modern games destined to quickly fade away. Exactly this way the best collections, whether private, corporate or belonging to museums, were made. And today they rule the cultural scene of the world bringing the biggest satisfaction and the highest returns… in time.