1 Freepublish page3 RO pageGor Chahal was born in Moscow in 1961. He studied drawing in the studio of Tatiana Kiparisova from 1972-76 and graduated with distinction from the Moscow Physics Engineering Institute with a degree in applied mathematics. Chahal has been active in the fields of visual art, poetry and music since the 1980s, and his art has developed continually along the years.

In the early 2000s, he reinvented himself by embarking on a spiritual artistic trajectory. He has been working on producing Christian art using contemporary technology – a sort of visual theology with startling, mystically inspired imagery. In "The Architecture of Intelligible World", Chahal tried to explore different religions and find their abstract common denominator. His vision of art is that of a service to God, and his ideal is to "develop the concept of beauty as harmony between esthetics and ethics". A proponent of Christian art, Chahal believes that contemporary art should engage in a dialogue with the Church.

The artist has participated in several solo and collective shows in Russia, Vienna, Berlin, Holland, Hannover, Milan, Cairo, London, New York and Rome, amongst other places. His work may be found in the following collections; Russian State Museum, Saint Petersburg, State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow, Moscow Contemporary Art Museum, Moscow, State Contemporary Art Center, Moscow, Kemerovo Regional Fine Arts Museum, Kemerovo, Russia, MuseumsQuartier, Vienna, Nancy and Norton Dodge Collection, Jane Voofhees Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick, USA, Collection of the Diocese of Graz-Sekau, Austria, KULTUMdepot Graz, Austria, Stift Melk, Austria, Stella Art Foundation, Moscow, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Moscow, PERMM, Russia, Private collections in Russia, Austria, England, The Netherlands, Italy, Germany and France. Chahal's works have been featured in numerous magazines and publications.

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