Project ArtBeat presents Maka Batiashvili’s solo exhibition at its Moving Gallery. All the presented drawings were created during 2015-17.
“The minimal touch of the tusche on paper lasts for only a few seconds and is inspired by calligraphy aesthetics. Simple lines on a white background represent a splatter of figures, they replace the words and create a face living in the repetition of mundane variations and the endless flow. A person who went out of the house is free from the past and the future. He acts in the present, where there is no current or trend“ - Maka Batiashvili.
Maka Batiashvili (Born in 1975, Georgia) lives and works in Tbilisi. 1992-97, the artist studied at the Academy of Fine Arts, Tbilisi.
Selected solo and group exhibitions:
2015 - Playground, TBC Gallery, Tbilisi, Georgia; Exhibition of Georgian Painters, Contemporary Art Center, Tel Aviv, Israel; 2013 - Arundel Contemporary, Arundel, UK; 2012 - Industrial Gallery, Ostrava, the Czech Republic; 2011 - Black and White, Tbilisi History Museum, Tbilisi, Georgia; 2008 - OFF EUROPA Festival, Leipzig, Germany; National Museum, Atlanta, USA. Project ArtBeat presented Batiashvili's works at Contemporary Istanbul Art Fair (2014-16, Istanbul, Turkey); Kyiv Art Week (2016, Kiev, Ukraine); START Art Fair, Saatchi Gallery, (2015, London, UK).
The project is supported by Fabrika and Tbilisi City Hall.