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Japaridze Temo

Temo Japaridze’s artworks are multi-layered, comprising essays, prose, and poetry in addition to paintings. The artist’s first show was held at the Assembly Hall of Tbilisi State University in 1964, and it was equated with “formalism and bourgeois art” by official bodies. That was considered a non-conformist art form in the Soviet Union. Drawing objects, assemblages, spatial objects, or other signs featured in conceptual art by Temo Japaridze are regarded as innovative in Georgian fine art. Temo Japaridze’s works constantly coexist with naivety, psychology, lyrical realism, existentialism, expressionism and, at the same time, conservative vision.

Temo Japaridze
Date of Birth/Death1937-2012Share