Based in: Tbilisi
My name is Giorgi Gokhelashvili and I'm from Georgia. I graduated from the Tbilisi State Academy of Art (1991-1997) as an architect-artist. Along with my architectural activity for the next 20 years, I did not abandon drawing and painting, creating works in those artistic directions that I was interested in studying and developing. Since 2018 I completely retired from the architectural activity and I have been devoting all my time and energy to painting & drawing, creating my artworks as MZERART.
Today I live and work in Georgia.
I work in a mixed technique, using both graphic and fine art methods. My main mediums are ink and watercolour on paper.
I develop two main creative directions:
The first is focused on black and coloured graphic drawings and watercolours with the abstract geometrical subject. I draw freehand without any preliminary sketching. My painting is unprocessed, I consciously made it «unconscious» in order to free myself and to avoid the works being «the hostages» of the classic painting canons, standards of colours balance and composition, which are often deliberately «ignored» in my works. I mix shapes and colours to go beyond them and see something new and I offer a viewer the possibility to immerse deep in and watch what is happening.
The second direction is dedicated to the miniature quick sketches of small residential houses. These works are made with watercolour and ink pens. Although among the compositions there are also images of modern buildings, I think that exactly these traditional architectural forms are the signs of usual life and comfort in the modern world. Now we do not know in which houses and spaces a person will live in the future, but these symbols of home, in my observation, have a positive effect on the audience, personifying family, tranquillity and stability of the traditional way of life of people up to the present time.
Painting is my way of life and an opportunity to study the interweaving of natural, man-made and artistic forms, and symbols, as well as their embodiment in objects and integration into the human environment.
Thank you for visiting my page and for your interest in my work.
More About MZERART GRG
Describe your creative process.
My painting is unprocessed, I consciously made it «unconscious» in order to free myself and to avoid the works being «the hostages» of the classic painting canons, standards of colours balance and composition, which are often deliberately «ignored» in my works.
Who are some artists that have influenced your work?
Mark Rothko, Gustav Klimt, Jackson Pollock
What is the most important tool when creating your work?
watercolor and ink pen
Where do you go for inspiration?
My home is the best place for for me to work