Born: 11.09.1959 Ochamchiri - Georgia, USSR
- ART School, Sukhumi,
- St. Petersburg State Academy of Art and Design (former Mukhina Institute )
- 1988 - Private Galleries Moscow - St. Petersburg - Tbilisi - Sukhumi
- 1988 - Central Exhibition St. Petersburg
- 1988 - Central Exhibition Tbilisi
- 1988 - Central Exhibition Sukhumi
- 1990 - "The Palette" Gallery, Leningrad
- 1990 - Central Exhibition Hall, Leningrad
- 1990 - Biennale Modern Art Leningrad
- 1990 - Gallery "Piacenza" Italy
- 1991 - Gallery "Piacenza" Italy
- 1991 - Gallery 47, London, England
- 1991 - "The Palette" Gallery, St. Petersburg
- 1991 - "Art-Myth", Moscow
- 1992 - City Hall Athens Greece
- 1992 - Gallery "Matel Sanat" Turkey
- 1992 - Gallery "Crats" Shtetsin Poland
- 1993 - Central Exhibition Hall, St. Petersburg
- 1993 - Modern Art Museum, Utrecht, The Netherlands
- 1994 - Lineart, Gent, Belgium
- 1995 - "Robinsons" Art Gallery, Knokke Zoute, Belgium
- 1995 - Lineart, Gent, Belgium
- 1996 - "Miart" Art Fair, Milan, Italy
- 1996 - "Robinsons" Art Gallery, Knokke Zoute, Belgium
- 1996 - "Leneart" Art Fair, Gent, Belgium
- 1996 - "Flesser" Gallery, Helsinborg, Sweden
- 1996 - "Flesser" Gallery, Lung, Sweden
- 1997 - M.P. Visser Heudsen, The Netherlands
- 1997 - "Robinsons" Art Gallery, Knokke Zoute, Belgium
- 1997 - Classic V
- 1997 - "Leneart" Art Fair, Gent, Belgium
- 1998 - Roy Miles Gallery. London, England.
- 1998 - Lineart. Gent, Belgium.
- 1999 - Art Gallery “ROBINSON”. Knokke Zoute, Belgium.
- 1999 - Lineart. Gent, Belgium.
- 2000 - M.P. Visser. Heusden, Nederland.
- 2000 - Peace and Color Gallery. London, England.
- 2000 - Lineart. Gent, Belgium.
- 2000 - Art Gallery “ROBINSON”. Knokke Zoute, Belgium.
- 2000 - Bloxham Gallery. London, England.
- 2001 - Alla Bulyanskaya Gallery. Moscow, Russia.
- 2001 - Peace and Coloure Gallery. London, England.
- 2001 - "ART-LONDON-2001". London, England.
- 2001 - Lineart. Gent, Belgium.
- 2001 - Utrecht-International. Utrecht, Nederland.
- 2001 - M.P. Visser. Heusden, Nederland.
- 2002 - Vinizki Gallery. Munchen, Germany.
- 2003 - Eclectic Russian Contemporary Art, Barette Gallery, Santa Monica College, Los Angeles, CA
In Igor Tchoaria's works of art, a river of colour floats, apparently chaotic, but if you look closer, you can see that a master's hand has brought some order into it. For this artist, painting is giving the force and the sounds of colour their full meaning and putting colour, as a constant component, in the service of emotion and imagination.
The borderline between figuration and deviation towards non-figuration is never very clear, because each area of colour has its own function, but is at the same time part of the luxurious orchestration of the theme. In each painting, whatever the theme is, the colour register is played in a mystery way, and both harmony and contrast play an apparently intuitive but at the same time controlled game, the result of which fascinates the observer and stirs his imagination. I gor Tcholaria is a magician with colour, who creates his own new world starting from reality or, in other words, his own vision of reality. Reality, as transfigured into new standards and relationships, shows a strong personality reflected in an authentic pictorial expression. Tcholaria is a young artist with a wealth of talents and a tireless creative power, definitely guarantees for a career overflowing with artistic productivity. This proves that his creativity is based on an inner source, inexhaustibility stimulating the joy of painting.
In essence, Igor Tcholaria does not deny his origin as a Georgian. He wants to experience life as a celebration and a drama at the same time. This explains the fact that he focused his imagination on the world of dance ballet and circus with its variety of characters such as clowns, musicians, acrobats, etc.
They arouse intense emotion, nostalgia, love and passion and become elements in enchanting compositions. The painter apparently leaves colour free play, but with a with a surprising density where shades are concerned, both independently and in connection with the composition, whereas the values are projected in balance, supporting each other. The figures recreated by this artist have theier roots in his pictorial world, and can do nothing but evoke old memories of their origin and function. In Tcholaria's paintings everything moves everything is colour. Igor Tcholaria is on the right track to represent and interpret everything: colour. This is what Cezanne said, and it is this artist's guiding principle. This is what makes Tcholaria an archeologist of colour.