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Murtaz Shvelidze graduated from the Tbilisi State Academy of Arts in 1992. Murtaz Shvelidze’s path toward an independent creative life began at a time of immense political upheaval: in the 1990s, Tbilisi, which was a part of the post Soviet space, witnessed post-Perestroika conflicts and…

Zurab Gikashvili studied at the Tbilisi State Art Academy (1986-1992). He won an art competition in 1991 and was allowed to work in the first Mediterranean atelier in Gibellina, Italy, with the artist Marcus Luperzi. The competition was organized by Aquile Bonito Oliva. Zurab Gikashvili…

Sophia Cherkezishvili works are like overloaded personal diaries where we could surmise from images a present feministic voice. The sensitively emotional transformation converts one medium into another and produces aesthetic forms, messages and a never-ending inspiration. In 1990 Sophia Cherkezishvili graduated from Iakob Nikoladze Art…

Maka Batiashili studied painting and graphic in 1992-1997 at the Faculty of Fine Arts in Tbilisi State Academy of Arts. Maka Batiashili inspiration is derived from the moments of mundane reality that usually turn into important visual images. The artist grasps moments from the ordinary…

Zurab Sekhniashvili was an architect-restorer. He has restored more than 60 historical monuments, including Svetitskhoveli Cathedral and Davit-Gareja. Avto Varazi had a great influence on his formation as an artist. He started working with abstraction, which was a form of his protest. Nevertheless, Zurab Sekhniashvili’s…

Zaal Bachanashvili represents an 80s generation of painters who graduated from the Tbilisi State Academy of Arts in 1980. Bachanashvili developed his unique compositional model in his paintings. In practically every work, the artist paints a white circle, but more commonly a little segment of…

Alexander Shervashidze is a stage designer, artist, book illustrator and designer, art critic and public figure. On his father’s side, the grandson of the last prince of Abkhazia, Georgy Shervashidze, and on his mother’s side, he is French. In St. Petersburg – a participant in…

Dato-Archil Sulakauri graduated in 1978 from the Tbilisi State Academy of Arts. His creative path is quite multiform and diverse: in 1986 he published the scientific work “The Relationship between Artist and Material”; in 1987 he worked as a screenwriter for Georgian puppet films; in…

Leila Shelia is a contemporary artist from the 1980s. In 1978, she graduated from the Tbilisi State Academy of Arts. Her name is associated primarily with abstraction. Her works, on the other hand, include still lifes and nues, as well as paintings and graphic works.…

Temur Tatanashvili was born in the Kaspi region of Georgia. He graduated from Tbilisi Iakob Nikoladze State Art School in 1975. Since 1979, the artist of the 1980s has been an active participant in Spring, Autumn, Soviet Republics, and international exhibitions. Temur Tatanashvili’s paintings convey…

Zaza Berdzenishvili graduated from Iakob Nikoladze Art School in 1975. Berdzenishvili, as one of the representatives of the Georgian artists’ generation of the 1980s, develops his distinctive style in contemporary Georgian painting with his vivid figurative ideograms, which serve as the “text” of his paintings,…

George Gugushvili graduated from the Faculty of Graphic Art of the Tbilisi State Academy of Arts in 1986. From 1985 to 1986, he was the chief set designer at Poti State Theatre. He has produced several plays, including  “Kolkheti  Plain”, “Samanishvili’s Stepmother”, and “White Flags”. He…

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