Before we go to the famous party series "Bohème Sauvage", this
time in Colonia, we are with our stylist Gülay Toprak in her "Mythos-Harre & Make-Up-Studio" in Cologne
and make ourselves beautiful... Thereby the wonderful piece of music of "Gramophoniacs" is
playing: Bei Mir Bist Du Sheen....
"Bohème Sauvage is a lavish celebration honoring the heroes of bygone fashionable days. Inspired by the French Belle Époque, Berlin's Roaring Twenties and America's
Swingin' Thirties, this era is celebrated to perfection..."
Pepperoni with honey
A video work about my first love, about my youth in West Georgia marked by the scent of oranges and fairy tales of the Thousand and One Nights...
Sinngedichte - Homage to the Pre-Raphaelites
"A painting means to me a beautiful romantic dream of something that has never was, never will be - in a better light than it has ever seemed - in a land that no
one can name or remember, and can only wish for." Edward Coley Burne - Jones (1833 - 1898. The British painter and leading Representative of the Pre-Raphaelites).
This work is a tribute to the Pre-Raphaelites. Especially the light-flooded, dreamlike depiction of nature and the ambiguous symbolism of the imagery, which is
almost too beautiful to be true, this particular state of suspension between the real and the dream world has inspired me.
The images were digitally photographed, printed with a "defective" printer on the pages of the book of poems by Ludwig Uhland, from 1911, printed out and then
analog, using the Encaustic, processed. This series consists exclusively of unique pieces.
The idea was to create something that eludes today's flood of images, something that defines the age of photography differently - a poetic contradiction, in
During the Corona period, I missed my family in Georgia the most. All of a sudden, the border was there again, almost impossible to cross.... The uncertainty of
when I would be able to see my family again, when I would be able to play with my nieces again in our old house in Guria, West Georgia, tormented me.... In the times of hard lockdown, I often
dreamed of Tbilisi's streets, of special fragrance of our garden, of my mother's voice....
Participation with this work at Galerie Koppelmann - Kunstwerk Nippes, Selfreflection: Corona Feeling
In my work hall of fame I deal with the star and celebrity phenomenon and the fascination they trigger.
The star phenomenon is not a product of modern times, but a timeless phenomenon, just like the human urge for recognition, fame and immortality. And yet death
is the beginning of fame. It frees the "stars" from human weaknesses and transforms them into the timeless saints and idols.
My work is a self-dramatization. I am covered in a black costume. One sees me and one does not see me. Sometimes I am a "blasphemous Madonna", sometimes a "fetish
saint" and sometimes a being between a king and the "Oscar".
The photographs are dyed with black tea and the small formats are additionally treated with the wax.
I found the fusion of photographic and painterly elements particularly exciting: the imperfect surface of the photographs, so undesirable especially in the case of
the mortal stars, as it refers to decay and transience, so the wax lays down as a protective film on the images, and spoils the "stars" on their way to immortality.
My renditions are often the results of various experiments based on different craft and digital processes. The playful aspect of surprise and the search for a new
expression are particularly important to me.
Why are you here?" is a multimedia project with text, image, audio and video layers, a work-in-progress.
It is about my roots, about my two homes. A story about searching and finding, failing and getting up again.
Participation with this and other project in the group exhibition "WEIBSBILDER" in OKKS/Cologne in the summer 2021
Pepperoni with Honey
Thought as a book project, partly autobiographical. A mixture of text and image. A mixture of the two worlds, my two homes: Georgia and Germany. Formerly
fifty-fifty, now more lifetime spent here. Where is my home? What determines my identity?
The journey to the origin of my memories...
Singularity An ongoing project
Currently I am working on a project with the working title "Singularity - Behind the event horizon". It is about
our life on earth and the parallel in the universe. A kind of connection between these worlds, one within reach and the other not necessarily directly present in our everyday life.
Let's talk about PMS
Sometimes it's not just dark outside....
Mood swings, cravings, and weight gain - the second half of the cycle is a real challenge for many women, and every month anew. Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) gives
them a wide variety of psychological and physical symptoms.
The video is dedicated to the dark days of many women.
Kiss and tell Story
What you always wanted to know about sex, love, fake orgasms and more... Vol. 1
A special Georgian therapy method
ცივი წყალი დალიე და გულზე მოგეშვება - Drink cold water and lighten your heart
In the situations where you can not change anything is to use this method instead of getting angry;-)