October 21, 2020
The Eye on Art Series is a collection of interviews from the lens of four international artists and gallery owners to give us a deeper insight to their perspectives on art and the origins of their inspiration.
From ancient art treasures to contemporary art, the underlying philosophies and interpretations immerses us into a storied dialogue where we can harness the timeless wisdom and sensibility to generate a new context of ideas of the world in which we live in.
I left my homeland in Georgia in the Caucasus in 1990 to settle in Europe. I lived in Frankfurt, Paris and ultimately the French Riviera.
I was a bohemian artist and was known in my country for poetry. I had a career in the media arts in television, theatre and animation before finding my new expression in the plastic arts, but I play boundlessly with all my talents and impulses from my prior life.
I have created art in oil, crayon, ink, then paper maché and clay sculptures, but I really found my paradise in my resin and bronze wonders. A true refection of my passion for music, these sculptures are of women singing, dancing and playing instruments.
Art for me is a definition of my soul. It’s the real me: my Self.
The definition of great art? I believe, the more suffering you experience in your life, the greater will be the joy in your life and the more you have to tell to the universe through your art.
My sculptures depict buxom women with bright colours. They are full of joy, humour and kindness. They are gentle yet provocative, communicative yet private. I blend contemporary and classic showing real bodies celebrating the themes of music and dance.
The lack of instruments contradict the symphony of emotions that are played out by these figures, making them universal and timeless. The themes include violinists, pin-ups, dancers, bass players, and clarinet musicians.
I am a perfectionist and I design each sculpture myself. I work with the best craftsmen in France and Italy to execute the piece.
I use bronze to exercise my classical training so that I can share my knowledge of the human form. The polyester resin on the other hand, allows me to celebrate my love for colours and my joyfulness.
I am inspired by music.
I wanted to give life to my feminine beauties, forms that are touched by musical grace and my creativity.
My sculptures are born from all the cultures which have influenced my own life: Russian, Ukranian, Polish and Georgian.
Sculptures can be ordered in various sizes, and are available in smooth bronze or fiberglass covered in enamel. They are perfect for both exterior and interior exposures.
The sculptures are on display at the following galleries:
Galerie Les Lombards à Mougins (France), Galerie Spolnik à Paris (France), Gallery Mauersberger in Vienna (Austria), Gallery Nina Torres à Miami (USA), QGallery in Baky (Azerbaijan), Galerie Jean FONTAN à Honfleur et à Pont Aven (France).
Tel: + 33 (0)6 17 21 10 99