Inside Out
Beso Uznadze

30 October – 15 December, 2018

Project ArtBeat is pleased to present first solo exhibition of recent large-scale abstract paintings by Beso Uznadze. 

Uznadze’s artistic oeuvre started as a portrait photographer. With his photos the artist managed to depict personalities of his sitters, showing both their vulnerability and strength. The viewer was able to sense the invisible connection between him and his models and become part of the dialogue, which occurred during the photo shoot.

In 2016 Uznadze started working for him in a totally new medium. His latest works, which are exhibited at the gallery are abstract, large-scale paintings. The action on the canvas is the attempt of the painter to remember the moment from his history, when he frees for the first time from the value - the myth of past self-awareness and tries to bring into action the new moment, where the painter brings to reality the person – the myth of future self-awareness. Beso’s abstractions are spontaneous, quickly and lightly painted pictures. These abstractions can be interpreted as a replication of a certain style, but their authenticity guarantees a specific context and a high degree of individualism of the artist. The dynamics and internal organizations of these compositions are made with the connections of monotonous or angular and round shapes using a mechanic movement. Similarly to his photos Uznadze manages to have an invisible link with his paintings. The artist manages to project his emotional vulnerability to the canvas, which becomes reachable for the viewer when observing his paintings. Being it photography or painting, the artist uses the creative process for all the same purpose, freeing himself from the content and getting lost.

Beso Uznadze (1968, Tbilisi, Georgia) lives and works in London, UK.

Photo Credit: Angus Leadley Brown