until 07.01. | #3654ARTatBerlin | Galerie Kornfeld presents from 5. November 2022 the exhibition Beauty and the Beast by the Georgian artist Rusudan Khizanishvili.
In her new paintings, artist Rusudan Khizanishvili invites us through her dreamlike portals into a world where figures intertwine with nature and escape reality and time. A colourful journey that unites femininity, myth, nature and identity in calm, almost meditative compositions of passionate yet melancholic intensity. The artist experiments with the perception and dimensions of her sometimes hidden symbolism and challenges the viewer to look closely. Her works are subjective. The rich colours, the ancient connection with nature, the intuitively designed compositions, the theatricality and the innate individuality and yet connectedness of people are what touch us and lead us into another world.
Ever since she could read, Rusudan has been inspired by literature to create works of art. This is the case in this exhibition entitled “Beauty and the Beast”, based on the French novel by Gabrielle-Suzanne Barbot de Villeneuve. Rusudan Khizanishvili, who studied film and visual arts, is a storyteller in the truest sense of the word. The sentences in the books she reads become vivid images in her mind, which then transform into physical objects, creating a work of art. The romance, the identity spoken of in the novel, finding one’s self, one’s voice and one’s strength is what Khizanishvili captures in her works.
The exhibition is accompanied by a publication with essays by Christoph Tannert, Suzan Kizilirmak and Valentina Buzzi. Published by Ludvig Rage Production, approx. 100 pages, approx. 80 colour illustrations.
Rusudan Khizanishvili (1979) lives and works in Tbilisi, Georgia. Deeply influenced by the duality of spirit and soul as expressed in medieval art, her paintings create a cathedral of dynamic tension that springs from the artistic imagination. Questions of the self, connections to biology, cultural memory and myths, and the female body are the subject of constant investigation for Khizanishvili, who demonstrates maturity and mastery of colour.
She received her two BFAs in painting from the J. Nikoladze Art School and the Tbilisi State Academy of Art. In 2004, Rusudan received her MA in Film Studies from the Tbilisi State Academy of Art. Over the past fifteen years Rusudan Khizanishvili has participated in numerous group and solo exhibitions, including at the Museum of Modern Art Tbilisi, the Literary Museum of Georgia, the State Silk Museum Tbilisi, the Mark Rothko Foundation, Daugavapils, Latvia, the Galerie Am Roten Hof, Vienna, Austria, the Arundel Contemporary, Arundel, UK, the New Image Art Gallery, Santa Monica, USA; Kunstverein Villa Wessel Iserlohn, Germany; Norty Paris, Triumph Gallery, Moscow, Assembly Room, New York, USA, Window Project, Tbilisi, Art Busan, Korea, KIAF Seoul, Korea, Untitled, Miami, USA, Seojung Art, Daegu, Korea, Art021, Shanghai, China, Tbilisi Art Fair, Georgia. In 2015, Khizanishvili represented Georgia along with five other artists at the 56th Venice Art Biennale. Her works are in the collection of the Georgian National Museum, the private collection of Stefan Simchowitz, LA, and the Breus Foundation, Moscow. There have been numerous publications about her, including “King is Female: Three Artists from Georgia” by Nina Mdivani and “The Knight in Panther’s Skin”. She also received the main prize of the Związek Polskich Artystów Plastyków, Gliwice Art Community, Gliwice, Poland in 2016.
Opening: Saturday, 5. November 2022, 6:00 – 9:00 pm
Exhibition dates: Saturday, 5. November 2022 – Saturday, 7. January 2023To the Gallery
Image caption title: Rusudan Khizanishvili, 1000 and one, 2022, oil on canvas, 200 x 300 cm
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