Beauty and the Beast

Nov. 5, 2022 - Jan. 7, 2023

 

In this mesmerising exhibition the renowned artist invites us through her dreamlike portals into a world where figures intertwine with nature escaping from reality and time. A colourful journey that combines femininity, mythicism, nature and identity through tranquil and almost meditative compositions that share a passionate yet melancholic intensity.

 

Counting Hair, 2022
Oil on canvas
100 x 90 cm | 39 3/8 x 35 3/8 in

Casa de las Flores, 2021
Oil on canvas
145 x 115 cm | 57 1/8 x 45 1/4 in

The Merger, 2022
Oil on canvas
120 x 80 cm | 47 1/4 x 31 1/2 in

Experimenting with perception and dimensions her symbolism sometimes hidden, challenges the viewer to observe carefully. Her creations are subjective to each individual viewer. The rich colours, the ancient connection towards nature, the intuitively crafted compositions, the theatricality and the innate individuality yet interconnectedness as human beings are what moves us and brings us in these other- worldly portals.

 

Apollo and Daphne 2021
Öl auf Leinwand Oil on canvas
145 x 115 cm | 57 1/8 x 45 1/4 in

Milk River, 2021
Oil on canvas
100 x 90 cm | 39 3/8 x 35 3/8 in

Mia Donna, 2022
Oil on canvas
99 x 59 cm | 39 x 23 1/4 in

Mandragora's Dream, 2021
Oil on canvas
50 x 120 cm | 19 5/8 x 47 1/4 in

The Garden, 2022
Oil on canvas
120 x 70 cm | 47 1/4 x 27 1/2 in

Sacred and Profne Love, 2021
Oil on canvas
130 x 70 cm | 51 1/8 x 27 1/2 in

Ever since she started reading, has Rusudan drawn inspiration from literature to create works of art. Such is the case in this exhibition titled “Beauty and the Beast”, after the French novel by Gabrielle-Suzanne Barbot de Villeneuve, where a collection of works are based on this story.

 

The Air, 2022
Oil on canvas
49 x 49 cm | 19 1/4 x 19 1/4 in

The Water, 2022
Oil on canvas
39 x 39 cm | 15 3/8 x 15 3/8 in

The Fire, 2022
Oil on canvas
49 x 49 cm | 19 1/4 x 19 1/4 in

The Gift, 2022
Oil on canvas
120 x 70 cm | 47 1/4 x 27 1/2 in

Sacrifising Goat, 2021
Oil on canvas
100 x 65 cm | 39 3/8 x 25 5/8 in

Tea and the Flowers, 2022
Oil on canvas
200 x 120 cm | 78 3/4 x 47 1/4 in

Having studied film and fine arts, Rusudan is a story teller in every sense of the word. The sentences in the books she reads, become vivid images in her mind, which then transcendent into physical objects, a piece of art being created. Romanticism, identity, as the novel talks about, finding your inner self, voice and strength, is what Khizanishvili also captures through her works.

 

The Flowers, 2022
Oil on canvas
40 x 40 cm | 15 3/4 x 15 3/4 in

Portrait in the front of the painting, 2022
Oil on canvas
120 x 80 cm | 47 1/4 x 31 1/2 in

The Mirror, 2022
Oil on canvas
40 x 40 cm | 15 3/4 x 15 3/4 in

The exhibition will be accompanied by a book with essays by Christoph Tannert, Suzan Kizilirmak and Valentina Buzzi. Published by Ludvig Rage Production, appr. 100 pages, appr. 80 col. ill.

To celebrate the publication there will be a book launch:
November 5th, from 5–6 pm at Galerie Kornfeld, Fasanenstr. 26, 10719 Berlin.