Art Palace of Georgia presents the creativity of outstanding Georgian architect, sculptor and painter
Years passed and she began mulling over deeper modern sculptural shapes and their dynamics, plasticity. At that very time she met Paata Sanaia - soon to become her artistic partner and now responsible for creating the complex mechanisms for her kinetic sculptures.
In 2000, together with Paata Sanaia, she founded TamaraStudio, a workshop in which she creates her art and which cooperates with various exhibition halls and large companies that produce limited series of her artistic works.
What Tamara wants to say artistically, she usually says with the human form. Sculpture "MAN and WOMAN" is an interpenetration of two bodies, masculine and feminine. It is a never-ending story of love and separation, of joy and of sadness, of pleasure and suffering. One must go back to the Bible (“and they become one flesh”). One must go back to one’s birth, to one’s first love and one’s first separation.
Today, the exact copy of the sculpture is preserved in the Art Palace of Georgia.
The most famous piece ‘Man and Woman’ is now standing nine meters tall against the sky over the Black Sea.
"Reptilia" was first shown at Gallerie Kornfeld.
A sculpture made of fragments, spine on which rotate twenty-five metal skeletons, twenty-five classic and blank faces. This is a sculpture of fragments, pieces combined to form a whole, a monument of unity and of diversity, of permanent metamorphosis and of constant struggle against standardization.
The wall entitled "Any Direction" creates cinematic movement in an extremely simple fashion: against the backdrop of figurative watercolors, showing a wide spectrum of human gestures, actions and fantastical creatures, a wall of plywood is placed in close proximity, with holes that follow the outlines of the painted figures...
... walking along the wall, the creatures behind it change with each new perspective and each change of light and thus seem animated. Kvesitadze thereby creates a film, a miniature world theater, which at the same time is an ironic commentary on human comedy and tragedy, staged by the exhibition as a whole.
Georgian State Museum of Theatre, Music, Cinema and Choreography - Art Palace
Special thanks to Tamara Kvesitadze, Paata Sanaia, TAMARASTUDIO and GALLERIEKORNFELD