Tamara Kvesitadze

Born in Tbilisi, Georgia, 1968
Studied at the Architectural Department of the Tbilisi Technical University, Tbilisi, Georgia, 1985-1990
MA in Architecture, 1990

Tamara Kvesitadze's reputation extends far beyond the borders of her native land.

After her work was shown at a group exhibition in the Georgian pavilion at the 2007 Venice Biennale, she had the honor of representing Georgia with a highly successful solo exhibition at the 2011 Biennale.

Her work includes kinetic sculptures – for example, the 8m-high figurative installation Man and Woman at the seafront in Batumi/Georgia – and watercolors. She focuses on the fragmented human body in order to raise questions about individuality and the relationship of the individual with his fellow humans and with society.

Encountering a new exhibition or work of art by Tamara Kvesitadze is simultaneously thought-provoking and memorable; no doubt because all her works are produced from the promptings of an inner craving and not just the result of mere ambition or desire to be an artist. Inevitably this gives rise to great expectations for all her work – both current and future.

Tamara Kvesitadze works in a variety of forms and media, including painting, drawing and sculpture.
She blends an astonishing breadth of techniques and creates multiple points of entry for the viewer into her surreal yet elegant world.

Kvesitadze has an unusual inner power and energy which is reflected in a profound sense of place and national identity. She draws upon and protects her Georgian cultural heritage: a rich and vast treasure which she mines naturally and profoundly. It is impossible to have a complete view of her work without deference to her use of Georgian folk culture... (More at http://www.galeriekornfeld.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/Tamara_Kvesitadze-Galerie-Kornfeld-Berlin-2013.pdf)
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Jaak Mortelmans


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