Gela Patiashvili (b.1964) graduated from Tbilisi Polytechnic University in 1986. Painting, which he had been fond of since childhood, eventually became his profession. Technical education – primarily mathematics, according to the artist, enabled him to develop the skill of spatial perception and convinced him of the existence of a fourth dimension. In 1992, as a free listener, he attended lectures on art history at the Sorbonne in Paris. Gela Patiashvili lived in France for 30 years. He worked with the Clavel, Millime, and D’Argo theatres, and other well-known animation studios. He has been in Georgia since 2018 and continues his creative activity here. He has participated in solo and group exhibitions in Georgia and abroad. 2018-Blowing, Savickas Gallery, Vilnius, Lithuania; 2018-Field of Harmony and Excitement, Consulate of Georgia in New York, USA; 2018 – Home, sweet home, Gamrekeli Gallery, Tbilisi, Georgia; 2017 – Couleur Couleur, Marly Gallery, Nice, France; 2015 – Portraits, Angelina Pisanou Exhibition Space, Cannes, France; 2015 – Angela Art Gallery, Andorra la Vela, Andorra. Animals, especially dogs, are the central theme of Gela Patiashvili’s art. In works based on biblical stories, he replaced people with dogs.
Gela Patiashvili, Birth of the Pink Prophet, 2020, oil on canvas, 130×195 cm