Tuesday, February 27, 2018

ART: Painting and Drawing by Mariam Kandiashvili

Born in 1993 Tbilisi, Georgia. Mariam Kandiashvili started her education in visual art at the age of twelve at a private studio of famous Georgian artists Tamaz and Gia Khutsishvili. After graduating high school she continued her studies abroad. She took a contemporary art preparatory course at Gerrit Rietveld Academy Amsterdam. Later moved to England and studied illustration for two years at Arts University Bournemouth. In 2016 returned to Tbilisi and continued her artistic practice there.

Kandiashvili’s artworks are focused on various themes such as; Christian mysticism, world mythology, literature and poetry, psychology, aesthetic style and music of western culture of 1950s, 60s and 70s. Her works portray dreamlike and enigmatic worlds, imaginary lands, emotionally expressive portraits, modern day cityscapes, bizarre characters and beasts. Her works are often containing texts and poems created by the author herself. She works with the use of different materials and likes experimentation but chooses oil painting as her main medium.

More: mariamkandiashvili.wordpress.com

Mariam Kandiashvili, “Desert of time” 60x80cm – Oil on canvas – 2011

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