Rusudan Khizanishvili (Georgia)

International Artist

Rusudan Khizanishvili (Georgia)

International Artist

(b. December 17, 1979)

Rusudan Khizanishvili lives and works inTbilisi (Georgia) . Rusudan received her Her B.A. in painting from J.Nikoladze College of Art and graduated from the Tbilisi state Academy of Art where she went on to complete an MA in Media in 2005. Rusudan has an impressive CV with an extensive list of solo and group shows in Europe and the States. Rusudan is often invited to participate in art residencies around the globe with the most important invitation being from Mark Rothko’s residence.

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ARTIST STATEMENT

The canvas is an escape road or connection to the new world of my imagination. I see the canvas like a door. So, I create inter-dimensional portals in my painting, in so far as I use the image of the animals as a symbolic entrance between cultures, nations, and identities. My animals are a reflection of a past life to the present. They are also the doors which guide me to an unknown world, full of stories. It is a mystical underground way which is neither romantic nor attractive. Therefore, I mean hardships and storms of life are background to the new world of escape or freedom. Sunglasses,masks, geometrical elements, lipsticks , postcards, and photos for example are some of the elements which are used for my paintings . Everything what can be around us must be used but without harming of environment.

Human beings, fantastic animals and expressive characters as a cultural phenomenon are the main subjects of the paintings of mine. “The Gravity Space” is the central axis of the upcoming shows for this year. “The Gravity Space” recreates its own symbolism that constructs a parody of modern streams and their cultural, political and social impact. Daily routine will be depicted at the pictures.

Women with their wishes, ups and downs, and thoughts are going to be the main characters, as usual. Sunglasses, masks, geometrical elements, lipsticks, postcards, and photos for example, are some of the elements that are used for these paintings. All the parts of the environment are allowed to be used, without making any harm, though.

I am making collages as well. These are created using a similar process. I reconstruct, assemble, and juxtapose found material and my own mark making. However, the collage drawings do not follow the same conceptual frame. Purposely open ended, my drawings incorporate doodles, lattices, adverts, book papers and illustrations I collect. They sometimes depict landscapes, figures, objects or can be completely non-objective. The intention of my process is to ‘get lost ‘ in the translation and transformation which occurs between patterns, colors, textures and images. This process of transformation creates the possibility for new ideas to emerge within the drawings. Eventually this activity solidifies into an image in which opposing elements coexist and suggest a narrative.

“Artist of the Week – Rusudan Khizanishvili”

If the true skill of an artist lies in their ability to work outside their chosen style, then Rusudan Khizanishvili has proven herself to be extremely competent. By using, adapting and merging a variety of styles the artist has created a portfolio that should greatly impress any viewer. She paints aching portraits that stare out at you with questioning eyes, crafted in expressive thick oil applied with vigour. Yellow figures leave, or run from, disjointed rooms. The perspectives are painted out of synch which gives the work an intense and unnerving atmosphere. In other pictures landscapes are robbed of their assurance by a think, hazy layer or mist which cloaks them with doubt and robs them of the familiarity usually present in the physical world.

The sinister underworld of the evening is explored in a series of striking, beautiful paintings. The artist mixes together shadowy, barely visible whites, sleepy blues and nightmarish greens to create a darkly seductive atmosphere. Restless shapes cast the scenes into chaos as ghostly figures watch on from the peripheries. The still life works drip sensuously with colour, life and stylistic innovation. Each image draws the viewer in and demands a second look. These are not paintings for the faint hearted, as attitude and talent work together, hand in hand.

Inspired by the old masters, the artist creates semi-mythical, allegorical ideals transported into contemporary settings. This gifted Georgian painter creates works of posing figures, captured brilliantly against glowing, vibrant backgrounds. In another nod to the history of art a Cubist figure reclines and drifts off into a dream. In pure abstraction she masterfully takes on the inherent qualities of the shapes and colours, adding small details whenever she sees fit. The joy of rain is represented with a riotous collision of colour that makes every inch of the canvas feel alive. A wonderful artist, who we are delighted to bring to a wider audience, and a worthy choice for our artist of the week.

~London Art Admin

EXHIBITIONS

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2017 Kunsthaus Summerau, Summerau, Germany
2017 Gallery Am Roten Hof, Vienna, Austria
2016 Art F4, Paris, France
2016 Solo Exhibition with French sculptor Anselm Kiefer, Mauregard, France
2016 Tours, France
2015 MakowskiGalerie, Berlin, Germany
2015 ‘Cross Pass’, Contemporary Art Center, Russia, Vladikavkaz
2015 Vienna, Galerie Am Roten Hof
2015 Mauregard Gallery, France
2014 SfumatoGallery, Tbilisi, Georgia
2013 Amman, Jordan, Gallery Foresight 32
2012 France, Galerie Eclat D’Art
2011 “The lost secrets”, “ArtMix Gallery”, Moscow, Russia
2008 Kopala Art Gallery, Tbilisi, Georgia
2002 Basement Club, Tbilisi, Georgia

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2017 Art3F, Port De Versallies, Paris, France
2016 Carroussel Du Louvre, Paris ,France
2016 Kunst& (  ),IrokGalerie, The Netherlands
2016 Expo 4Art Nice, France
2016 The Other Art Fair, London UK
2016 Brussels Art Fair F3, Belgium

2016 Gallery Mezanine, North Carolina, USA
2016 North Carolina University, SÁ
2016 ‘The Paper Work’, Upstream Gallery, New York, SÁ
2016 Sianoja International Art Symposium, Spain
2016 Contemporary Art & Craft Fair, MoMA, Tbilisi
2016 Art Expo New York, NYC, USA
2016 Art Metz, France
2016 Porte De Versallies, Paris, France
2016 Art Nantes, France
2016 Affordable Art Fair, Madrid, Spain
2016 Art Strasbourg, France
2016 Affordable Art fair, Bruxxels, Belgium
2015 Crawling Border, Kiev, Ukraine
2015 International Art Symposium LUZ, Competa, Spain
2015‘Call For Chelsy’, Chelsy, NY, USA
2015 CFCC’s Wilma W. Daniels Gallery, NY, USA
2015 Arundel Art Gallery, UK
2015 Galerie Crabbe, Spain
2015 AndlyMarholGallery, Brussels, Belgium
2015 Participation of Georgian National Pavilion on the 56th Venice Art
Biennale, Crawling border
2015 ‘Artist’s Book’, Georgian National Museum of History, Tbilisi,
Georgia
2014 MauregGallery, Paris, France
2014 ArtArnhem, Netherlands
2014 Netherland, Horst- Paningen
2014 Art Festival Zhas-star, Almaty, Kazakhstan
2014 Konya, Turkey
2014 Eger, Hungary
2014 Qatar, Doha
2013 DIAS- Dubai International Art Symposium, participant
2013 Mark Rothko’s Art Center, Daugavapils, Latvia
2013 Eger, Hungary
2013 International Art Symposium, Eger, Hungary
2013 International Art Symposium, Sarkad, Hungary
2013 Netherland, Horst, IROK –Gallery
2013 Amman, Jordan, Gallery Foresight 32
2012 International Festival of Art Marbella- Batumi 2012
2012 Netherland, Horst, IROK –Gallery
2012 Museum of Cinema, Teathre and Music
2011 ‘Hello, Caucasus’, Karvasla Gallery, Tbilisi, Georgia
2007 Kopala Art gallery, Tbilisi, Georgia
2006 Cinema Festival Sesily, Tbilisi, Georgia
2005 Cinema Festival Sesily, Tbilisi, Georgia
2002 ‘Basement Club, Tbilisi, Georgia
1998 Modern Art Gallery, Tbilisi, Georgia

Upcoming Exhibitions

20.01.2017 Group Exhibition, Arundel Contemporary, Arundel, UK
27.01.2017 Art3F with Norty Paris Mecenat, Paris, France
22.02.2017 Art Madrid,with Norty Paris Mecenat, Madrid, Spain
24.02.2017 Art3F with Norty Paris Mecenat, Toulouse, France
24.03.2017 Art3F with Norty Paris Mecenat, Nantes, France
29.03.2017 Solo Exhibition ,Galerie Am Roten Hof, Viena, Austria
07.04.2017 Art3F with Norty Paris Mecenat, Lyon, France
28.04.2017 Art3F with Norty Paris Mecenat, Metz, France
29.04.2017 Solo exhibition, Kunsthaus Summerau, Germany
03.11.2017 No Boundries International Art Colony, NC, USA

Achievements

2016 Main Prize at ZwiązekPolskichArtystówPlastyków, Poland
2015 Winner in ‘Call For Chelsy’, Chelsy, NY, USA
2015 Rusudan’s works are saved in Georgian Museum of History and Culture

Residencies

2013 Mark Rothko’s Art Rezidence ,Daugavapils, Latvia

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