Artist Tamar Giorgadze's Tbilisi exhibition brings repressed memory to the fore

The Untitled Gallery exhibition will bring a series of artwork by the artist dealing with a convergence between "subjective and ideological realities". Image via Untitled Gallery., 30 Jan 2020 - 17:05, Tbilisi,Georgia

A selection of works by contemporary artist Tamar Giorgadze, inspired by items from recent history and exploring a realm of repressed memory, will be brought to Tbilisi's Untitled Gallery starting next week.

The Brussels-educated painter, whose artistic practice revolves around shifting boundaries and geometrically structured compositions, will be discovered through a series of works under the display titled Anamnesis, in reference to the subject.

Seeking to present anamnesis - a convergence of symptoms of illness and a summary of "subjective feelings" from person in question - in a visual form, the selection of artwork deals with segments of personal memory.

A preview from organisers for the exhibition said the paintings saw an fusion of both "subjective and ideological realities" through "forgotten, ignored [and] traumatic parts" of memory.

The series were inspired by family photo albums dating back to the second half of the 20th century as well as patterns and wallpapers of this latter Soviet era.

Receiving her initial education at the Tbilisi State Academy of Arts, Giorgadze later graduated from the LUCA School of Arts in Brussels through the Transmedia Postgraduate Program of Art, Media and Design. She has featured in group exhibitions including displays at the Vetrina Figurativa Gallery in Bologna and the Tbilisi History Museum.

Centred around drawing and painting techniques, her artistic work uses boundaries between figurative and abstract forms to transform them into "poetic/nostalgic aesthetics". Well-defined colour palettes and geometrically structured compositions are other signifying elements in the painter's practice.

Anamnesis will be open for viewers between February 8-27 at Untitled Gallery, located at 17, Ivane Machabeli Street in Tbilisi.