29.04 - 05.06.2017
Rusudan Khizanishvili 2017 im Kunsthaus Summerau
I couldn't be more excited to share the work of Rusudan Khizanishvili today, based in Tbisili, Georgia, and totally rocking this painting thing. It was difficult to pick only a handful of her work to share, as her work, and perhaps in particular her palette and distinctive figures, just blows my mind. She has studied art since she was a child, and her handling of paint and attention to detail and hue is practiced and yet ultimately, uncompromisingly fresh and provocative.
You are currently living in Tbisili, Georgia. Are you from there originally?
RK: I am originally Georgian, but I was born in Russia and my family moved back to Georgia in 1992 when I was 13.
When did you first become interested in painting?
When I was 9 years old I went to the art school , after finishing an art school I went to the Art College and after State Academy of Art, so I haven’t changed my way from childhood when I started to express myself thru colors and lines. I can say that I always knew what I wanted to become.
What or who has influenced you the most?
I can definitely say that I am crazy of any kind art, every day I look at the art works in internet, in galleries ,in museums , I am having influences from books, good films, music , interesting people etc etc etc
What is your process like? How do you get started on a painting?
Firstly I make some kind of abstraction, I mix different colors on the canvas , it makes me wonder what could appear next and then I start to tell a story by paints. I love this narrative way of art.
What do you enjoy most about being an artist?
The main thing I love and adore in my profession is that as an artist I can express myself as much as I like to. I can talk to people on my language and not be afraid that somebody can’t understand me. I like the fact that I can communicate with others in real world without going out from my own imagination.
If you could give a piece of advice to a young art student just starting a program, what would it be?
Young artists always should be in touch with artistic world’s trends, they should go to galleries, to theaters , to cinemas , they can have an influence from everything. The main thing is that they should never give up.
Do you have any upcoming exhibitions or projects that I can mention?
I have just arrived from London, where I took a part in The Other Art Fair, which was a great experience. At this moment my works are in Stockholm’s Affordable Art Fair and on another fair in Nice. In 8th of November is an opening of an exhibition in Netherlands , where will exhibited my 8 works. In 3th of November I’m going in Jordan for an International Art Festival 2016.
In 2017, I am exhibiting in New York, Vienna and the Kunsthaus Summerau in Germany.
Eröffnung, "Die Magie des Glücks" 16.09.2016
Eröffnung "Martin Gerstenberger, Brigitte Schaider" 29.04.2016
Eröffnung "neue Positionen" 18.09.2015
Eröffnung Jos Diegel, Patrik Henne, Brigitte Schaider 15.05. 2014
Ausstellung Zeitgenössischer Kunst vom 16.05 - 15.06.2014 Patrik Henne, Jos Diegel, Brigitte Schaider
Eröffnung des Kunsthaus Summerau am 06.07.2013
Oscar Dempere Marco( Fotokunst), Isabella Bieri (Malerei), Viz Michael Kremietz (Klangkunst), Hermann Scheitenberger (Tanzkunst), Sigi (Feuerkunst).