ARTIST: LASHA TCHRELASHVILI
CURATED BY: IRINA RUSINOVICH
LOCATION: Bulowstrasse 11, 10789, Berlin
EXHIBITION DURATION: 02.06.2022 – 18.06.2022
VERNISSAGE: 02.06.2022 AT 7PM
Pictorial traditions in art have a very deep and long history. Since the Middle Ages and Renaissance artists have been trying to find their unique and individual way, form of utterance. Painters used color as a medium and expression method, escaping more and more new facets of interpretations. In the Symbolism tradition, artists used color as a code, where each color had its own meaning. And today many painters are working with color very carefully and attentively, using colors as sights and some sort of visual message.
In the TRANSFORMATION project Lasha Tchrelashvili is reflecting about the inner force that all of us have inside. Today, when the whole world is in a permanent crisis, we have many problems: social, political and ecological. Everyday we have to fight with circumstances and with ourselves, make moral choices day by day. We should be strong to stay human, to not go insane.
Artist uses color as an image language, telling for viewers the story of his life through sharp abstract images. His artworks are abstractive and very expressive. When we look closely, we see that all forms on canvas look like they are in movement, like in second they will be in another place, in another world.
Visitors of the exhibition with autor go on a journey through the years, through the important events of the artist’s life. From canvas to canvas we see the history of Lasha’s maturity, the process of tempering his character.
Painting process is a kind of a thinking process for me. Sometimes you get distracted, other times you’re fully invested. It’s a dynamic process both emotionally and conceptually. My paintings are products of this thinking process which I then observe. Through these observations I analyze my internal, spiritual state and my position in relation to the universe. My intention is not to contain the dialogue within my own world, therefore I open up the conversation with a question. I title my paintings as a question in order to spark the desire for exploration within the viewers themselves.
The main accent of my paintings is a state of transcendence. In this state of liminality the relationship between familiar and unfamiliar takes you through a mysterious experience.