Project ArtBeat presents George Gagoshidze’s solo exhibition of artworks made in 2016-17. The exposition at Project ArtBeat permanent gallery space will be on from 9 January to 10 February, 2018.
Gagoshidze’s solo exhibition represents the transformation between landscape and abstract compositions. Till 2015, the artist’s inspiration stems from the nature and the mountainous landscapes are dominated in his works, the environment is generalized and close to the abstract art. Afterwards, the artist starts researching the borders between abstract and landscape art. Contrastive color spots and circular forms made of surface and line repetition are associated with mountains, but sometimes they are perceived as an aesthetic abstract form.
In order to create textured surface, Gagoshidze refers to the intensive colors and various materials: the artist uses oil paints in his canvas works, whereas watercolor, acryl, tempera and some non-traditional materials are used in paper works. The mixture of materials is distinguishing characteristic of his works.
George Gagoshidze (Born in 1983, Tbilisi, Georgia) lives and works in Tbilisi. 2002-07, the artist studied at the Academy of Fine Arts, Tbilisi.
Selected solo and group exhibitions:
2017 – Solo Exhibition, Project ArtBeat, Tbilisi, Georgia; Beijing International Art Biennale, Beijing, China; Project ArtBeat New Space Opening, Tbilisi, Georgia: 2016 - Baia Gallery, Tbilisi, Georgia; 2015 - Inner Mountains, UŽUPIS ART INCUBATOR, Galera, Vilnius, Lithuania; 2012 - Vernissage Gallery, Tbilisi, Georgia; 2010 - Open Gallery, Open Society Georgia Foundation, Tbilisi, Georgia; 2009 - Vernissage Gallery, Tbilisi, Georgia; 2007 - Vernissage Gallery, Tbilisi, Georgia.
Project ArtBeat presented Gagoshidze's works at Contemporary Istanbul Art Fair (2017, Istanbul, Turkey) & ArtVilnius (2017, Vilnius, Lithuania).
Photo Credit: Sandro Sulaberidze