Tamara Kvesitadze’s work includes kinetic sculptures and paintings, wherein the human being plays an essential role. The tension in the relationship between genders is a main focus of her œuvre. Its roots lie in antiquity and mythology as well as in surrealism. Violence and sexuality are intertwined. Faces, masks and fragmented bodies symbolize the internal conflict of modern individuals, their emotions, their strive for happiness and fulfillment, their fears and hopes. Questions about individuality are raised, and the relationships between the individual and society and fellow humans are examined.
About the artist
Born 1968 in Tbilisi, Georgia
Lives and works in Tbilisi, Georgia
Tamara Kvesitadze achieved international appeal through her work with kinetic sculpture, making movement the essence of her creativity. Her artistic practice focuses on the tension between the human and its world, with the body always being at the centre of her exploration. Her way of understanding the body is ambiguous and always in flux. Her sculptures are dynamic and often with a deliberately unfinished quality to them. Bordering on the grotesque, they reference classical sculptures and allude to playful games between the subconscious and conscious worlds.