2018 Season II & III
LEVAN MINDIASHVILI (USA/Georgia)
Artist Statement/ BiographyLevan Mindiashvili is a Georgian born, Brooklyn based artist, whose practice involves a wide range of artistic mediums and expands to curating and writing. His work focuses on transitional, “liquid” state in which we encounter ourselves as a society and deals with the fragility of all known paradigms and value systems. Physical nature of his chosen materials highlights temporal conditions and question the mechanisms of perception: pigmented plaster sculptures mimic found concrete remnants; While paintings, at first glance look very alike to pixelated, vintage photographs. His sculptures are translated into jacquard tapestries and presented as three-dimensional objects. Altogether, they create an installation which attempts to capture a physical experience of the ever-flowing present, of “here” and “now”.
Levan Mindiashvili is a Georgian born visual artist and independent curator living and working in New York and Tbilisi. He holds his BFA from Tbilisi State Academy of Arts and MFA from The National University of Arts of Buenos Aires, Argentina. His works had been included in recent group exhibitions at The 7th Beijing Biennale, China; Georgian National Gallery, Tbilisi; ODETTA, Brooklyn, US; Tbilisi History Museum, Georgia; Arsenal, Kiev, Ukraine; Tartu Art Museum, Estonia. Recent solo exhibitions were held at Georgian National Museum, Mestia; State Silk Museum, Tbilisi, Georgia; The Lodge Gallery, New York, US; His works are in public collections of Georgian National Museum (Mestia), State Silk Museum (Tbilisi) and National Art Museum of China (Beijing).