Artist Diana Malivani, who by her training and profession, is a Doctor of Medicine (M.D., Ph.D.), is represented by internationally reputable art galleries. Her works regularly appear in prestigious exhibitions and compete in art contests in several countries, are published in international art journals, offered for sale on leading online art marketplaces, listed by auction houses, and held in the collections of both national museums and private collectors throughout the world.
The Artist’s creative journey began at birth: Diana was born on the coast of the Black Sea, bathed in the riotous profusion of the colors of the Caucasus. Her love as a child for fairy tales and pictures later developed into a desire to convey, to those hearing and viewing her work, the great feeling for nature which enhances her life and the lives of those she loves.
Diana’s paintings reflect her soul, her love for music and nature, for an infinite variety of melodies and sounds, for shades and colors, for all that nature creates: the rustling of wet leaves and the first rays of dawn, the roar of the sea surf and the scent of a flowering meadow, the flight of screeching gulls and dewdrops on a blossoming rose... As she draws flowers and depicts landscapes (the principal themes of her artwork), deals with marine subjects, creates abstract compositions, and transfers music to canvas (one of the Artist’s main Art Projects bears the name «Seeing Music»), Diana strives to share these feelings with others, to share with others a part of her soul.
Diana Malivani is also the author and illustrator of children’s books published in Russian, English, French and German. After many years spent in Europe (especially, in France and in Cyprus), Diana returned to Russia and she now lives with her family in Saint Petersburg.
Diana Malivani is always in the mood to create: this happy inclination and impulse arise spontaneously within her and form an integral part of her life. Nature, for Diana, is the best source of new ideas. A walk along the Mediterranean coast, contemplation of the high crowns of the eucalyptus and palms against the background of the setting sun, and the boundless southern sky create the illusion that the surrounding world is inexhaustible and limitless: this is what fills the Artist with energy and inspiration. Diana believes that it is very important for a human being to be in harmony with self and nature. Only then is it possible to commune with all the beauty of the surrounding world, hear the murmur of the trees and flowers, be in touch with the music of waterfalls and torrential rain, and sense the breath of the sea and passing clouds.
The creative process, this special magical world in which the Artist is submerged, is invariably accompanied by music, which has always occupied an important place in Diana’s life. Listening to classical and modern music, she is transported to a special realm where different images and pictures appear, sometimes just bright splashes of color responding to each other, which the Artist then tries to transfer to canvas. Diana’s artworks reflect the images evoked in her soul as she listens to music. The Artist believes that painting and music are interconnected by special deep inner ties having the same foundation as the diverse manifestations of life. Diana, with her background in medicine, is convinced that painting, like music, can heal spiritual wounds and help people find their own life paths.
ARTWORKS IN NATIONAL MUSEUMS
National Fine Art Museum, Sotchi
National Fine Art Museum, Saransk
National Fine Art Museum, Belgorod
National Fine Art Museum, Novokuznetsk
Embassy of the Russian Federation in the Republic of Cyprus, Nicosia
MAJOR ART FAIRS
London Art Biennale 2019
HONORS & AWARDS
The International Confederation of Art Critics Award, London Art Biennale 2019
UPCOMING SOLO SHOWS IN NATIONAL MUSEUMS
(Russian Federation, 2020)
April 2020 - Sotchi, National Fine Art Museum
May 2020 - Belgorod, National Fine Art Museum
June 2020 - Saransk, National Fine Art Museum
SELECTED SOLO SHOWS
2019 - ACS Gallery & ARTSY, «Diana Malivani Solo Exhibition», Chicago, USA
2018 - Dreams Gallery, «The Scent of Thousands of Petals», Limassol, Cyprus
«… Malivani proposes a semblance of modernity to the traditional themes to which she gravitates. While her aesthetic is clearly influenced by the Impressionists, diverse movements ranging from the Pre-Raphaelites to Abstract Expressionism can be detected from her involute opuses ...»
«In regard to Malivani’s landscapes, an influence from Théodore Rousseau and the Nineteenth Century French Realists can be observed particularly in the coruscating array of colours utilised in the scintillating skies of the paintings»
«Malivani’s deep affinity to nature is also shared with the Pre-Raphaelites, notable through her predilection for painting serene and harmonious figures alongside an abundance of resplendent nature and blossoming flowers; this propensity reflects a philosophical connection with Sir John Everett Millais and John William Waterhouse»
«While much of Malivani’s work has firm roots in Nineteenth and early Twentieth Century art, her abstract collection suggests an adventurous, curious and inquisitive side to her artistic being. Her use of shape, form and colour as a form of expression solidifies conceptual ties with Wassily Kandinsky and Gerhard Richter while her use of line is reminiscent of Kazimir Malevich and Piet Mondrian»
«Diana Malivani. Critical Analysis» by Timothy Warrington, Art Critic, 2019 (ICAC - International Confederation of Art Critics)