Gela Tsuladze is the descendent of the Georgian immigrant family who after the Georgia’s Sovietization left the homeland for France. From 1977 to 1980, Gela Tsuladze studied at the Tbilisi State Academy of Arts. He then moved to Paris, where he continued his education at the “Ecole des Beaux-Arts”. Here he became acquainted with members of the Artists’ Union of “Free Figuration” (Figuration Libre). Gela Tsuladze introduced Street-art in Tbilisi and Batumi and realized many ideas of contemporary urban sculptures. With his presentation and curatorial work, the conceptual artist Jean Dupuy set up two sculpture: “Anacyclist” in Tbilisi and “Where” in Batumi. He also curated the exhibition “Les Foulards de la Galerie Maeght” at the Batumi Contemporary Art Center and the Dimitri Shevardnadze National Gallery, which featured silk scarves based on artist sketches from the collections of Marguerite and Aime Maeghts. Gela Tsuladze is the author of several wellknown urban sculptures, including “Upside Down,” “I Love Batumi,” “Variations on the Theme of Love,” and “The Snail.” He created an image of Georgian flag, which features red hearts instead of red crosses..
Gela Tsuladze. Love is Heavy. 2021. acrylic on canvas. 131×106 cm.