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Levan Lagidze is a representative of Georgian artists of the ‘80s generation. The introduction of the term “generation of the 80s” in scientific and popular literature is connected with the name of Levan Lagidze. He graduated from Tbilisi State Art Academy in 1981. The Georgian…

Irakli Parjiani was born in Mestia, Svaneti. In 1974 he graduated from the Tbilisi State Academy of Arts. The artistic aesthetics and style of Irakli Parjiani provide an interesting example of the connection between individuality and tradition in art. The central theme of his oeuvre…

Irakli Toidze was a versatile artist: his creative interests encompassed paintings, graphic art, posters, set design and book illustrations. His drawings made at a very early age used to be published in many periodicals. He studied in the Faculty of Painting at the Tbilisi State…

The artist of the 1980s generation, Yuri Berishvili, received his education at the Tbilisi State Academy of Arts. His emotional expression and depiction of a metaphysically sensed world make his abstract artworks always distinguish. The artist paints with vivid, “pure” colors. His compositions are created…

Soon after graduating from the Tbilisi Academy of Arts, Mamuka Japharidze engulfed in conceptual projects and since 1987 he has been doing so.  The medium of his works change according to the context and environment and include happenings, collections of objects and images, video projections,…

Mamuka Tsetskhladze studied at the Tbilisi Academy of Arts from 1980 to 1986. In 1984, Mamuka Tsetskhladze formed the group „Archivarius“ along with artists Karlo Kacharava, Gia Loria, and Goga Maghlakelidze. In 1985, on the tenth floor of the Tbilisi Academy of Arts, in the…

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…

After graduating from the Tbilisi Academy of Arts in 1996, Zura Abkhazi (Abkhazishvili) worked as a teacher in the Uplistsikhe village for several years . He is a member of the Georgian – German Community. The brutality of German Neo-Expressionist painting, as well as the…

Tina Tskhadadze-Ratiani is a representative of the 1990s generation of Georgian artists. The period of 1990s is also   a time when her artistic activity starts. Images of  of powerful women in the Tina Tskhadadze’s “Georgian Dark” series generally convey a rebellious feminist spirit and have been…

Alexander Bandzeladze was born in Siberia, in Tulun, where his family have been exiled during the repressions in the 1920s, they returned to Tbilisi in 1932. 1942-1947 he studied at Tbilisi Art School. In 1947 – at the Tbilisi Art Academy, from which he was…

Avto Varazi became almost a legend among artists and intellectuals in the 1960s and 1970s. It was his human and creative advantage that fueled the environment in which the unofficial art of post-war nonconformism flourished. Therefore, most of the Georgian artists who created unofficial art…

Avto Meskhi has been painting since childhood… “I was explaining that it was a mountain and if nothing was painted below, it was needed…” – the artist recalled. Avto Meskhi’s internal protest against the political establishment at that time was very sharp, which led to…

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