Visiting hours: 12-8 PM.
The project is supported by Fabrika and Tbilisi City Hall.
Project ArtBeat: Georgian Contemporary Art Gallery Founded By Natia Bukia, Natia Chkhartishvili & Salome Vakhania www.facebook.com/events/796490377165475
“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).
www.facebook.com/maka batiashvili / exhibition of drawings
Maka Batiashvili's exuberant work depicts scenes from the everyday. Through the subject matter, Batiashvili poses questions around the existential issues of life and death. In her work the everyday life resembles a playground, where various scenes are being performed. Ostensibly unmediated figures and the intense color scheme in Batiashvili's work share stylistic tendencies with the early modernist painting traditions of Georgia and Europe. Batiashvili's practice is an interesting cross between the traditional and the contemporary painting.