Allow is an exhibition of Georgian artist David Meskhi. Within this newest body of works, 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. The subject matter becomes the most important - not narrowly gender related, but rather humanistic as the work delivers a strong juxtaposition of defiance verses compliance.
This exhibition is part of EMOP Berlin - European Month of Photography in Berlin.
About the artist
Born 1979 in Tbilisi, Georgia
Lives and works in Berlin, Germany
David Meskhi focuses on movement in his artistic practice as a photographer. Coming from a dynasty of successful youth sport coaches, he grew up surrounded by sports events and competitions. In his last series he captured mostly athletes during their training, creating aesthetic compositions of men seemingly floating in air in a moment of weightlessness. His imagery is poetic, raises connotations of sexuality, belief and expresses a common urge of the youth to free itself from social boundaries.