Padiglione Georgia: il dinamismo scultoreo di Tamara Kvesitadze
Art and life, like an eternal return. "What fascinates me is movement, dynamism. The mechanical aspect of my works is linked to the concept of change, transformation, the circular evolution of life". The entire artistic research of Tamara Kvesitadze is based upon the relation between the idea of "mechanical" and "organic":
The project called Re-Turn, presented at the Georgia Pavilion on the occasion of the 52nd Biennial of Venezia, consists in a suggestive installation of mechanical figures made of fiberglass-reinforced plastic and metal, the circular dynamism of which represents the motion of transformation that is reflected in the context.
The energy technique, solid and at the same time imitative of classical style, reveals its extreme sensitivity to matter and movement. The delicacy and expressive force which pervade her works allow her highly personal artistic manner to shine through, half way between experimentation and tradition.
“In art, you can only express that which you are, transmitting that which you feel. This is the role of an artist”.
Although she has wandered from Georgian traditions and culture, Tamara Kvesitadze has fallen deeply under the influence of this: her artistic tastes, her originality and her characteristic vision of the world are typical of a country at the crossroads of Europe and Asia, a blend of Western, Eastern and Byzantine cultures.
by Claudia Brisotto
:venews july 2007
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