Rusudan Khizanishvili (1979) lives and paints in Tbilisi, Georgia. She has received her two BFAs in Painting from J.Nikoladze Art School and from Tbilisi State Academy of Art. The fantastical beings on view in this exhibition are all part of these inner domains, partially invisible, yet always present. Deeply influenced by the duality of mind and spirit expressed in medieval art, her paintings on view create a cathedral that has dynamic tension deriving from the artistic imagination. Questions of self, connections to biology, cultural memory and myths, and the female body are all the subjects of an ongoing investigation for Khizanishvili, who shows maturity of purpose and mastery of colour.
Curated by Nina Mdivani