I can’t say there is only one way to explain the process of creating my art works. The more I think about what it takes, the more my mind winds up in haze. For me, there are no specific rules or guidelines for creating my artwork, but aesthetics. The endless questions and thoughts surround me:Is this good or bad, right or wrong, present or future etc. Therefore, I take all these questions and transform them into shape in order to communicate with the audience. In my artistic career, I put great emphasis in creating artwork with which I try to find a common ground with everyone, regardless of race, ethnicity or religion. Art is a universal language. With a sculpture, I can use any medium in order to tell a story. It is especially interesting to mix different materials to achieve a unique look. In order for the sculpture to speak for itself, I use wood, stone, metal and different reclaimed and antique objects, as well as objects of everyday use. My sculptures’ foremost intention is to link past and the future with each other
My artistic mediums are mainly stone and wood, as well as any mixed media I come across that I find inspirational to use in my art. Mostly I create hand carved sculptures using tradition hand tools.
George Tkabladze creates abstract stone, wood and mixed media sculptures to embed particular themes and ideas, focusing on illuminating problems and stereotypes of modern-day society.Originally from Country of Georgia he currently lives in Northern Virginia. He received Bachelor ofFine Arts and Master of Fine Arts in sculpture from Tbilisi State Academy of Art (Tbilisi, Georgia). Two consecutive artist’ residency grants at Studio Midwest (Galesburg, IL, USA 2001) and AndersonCenter (Red Wing, MN, USA 2001) initiated his move to the United States. Since 1993, he has participated in numerous solo and group exhibitions, both on national and international levels. Some such exhibitions include: 2019 Artists at work – Smithsonian Museum, S. Dillon Ripley Center,Washington DC (2020-2019); 3rd International Biennial of Art (Barcelona, Spain 2019), Artisti ’19(Milan, Italy 2019), International Biennial of Nations (Venice, Italy 2018); International Contemporary art EGOS XIII Oud Sint-Jan Museum, (Bruges, Belgium, 2017); International Modern Art CannesBiennial (Cannes, France 2017); The 11th Annual Janet & Walter Sondheim Artscape Prize semifinalists' exhibition (MICA- Baltimore, MD, USA 2016); Basilica of Saint Paul (Vatican/Rome, Italy,2015); "Grazie Italia" 56 Venice Biennale (Venice, Italy, 2015); Carrousel du Louvre (Paris, France,2015); Triennale Di Roma ( Rome Italy, 2014); Tbilisi National Picture Gallery (Tbilisi, Georgia, 2013);PICTURE Cultural Art Foundation (Carson, CA, USA 2011); International Arts & Artists (WashingtonDC, USA 2010); Target Gallery (Alexandria, VA, USA 2009); Agora Gallery (New York, NY, USA 2003)to name a few. Throughout his career, he has received numerous awards on a global scale. Some such awards include International Prize Velazquez (Spain 2019), Milan International Art Award (Italy2017), International Prize Michelangelo (Italy 2015), International Art Award Raffaello Sanzio (Italy2014), Best Virginia Artists in sculpture category (USA 2005), Best work of The Year – Sculpture category (Georgia 1997) as well as being awarded a title of Ambassador of Culture of the World(2014). In addition to his awards, his work has been printed in several publications. Currently he owns and works out of his studio (Manassas, VA, USA) and teaches sculpture and drawing at TheSmithsonian Associates Studio Art program (Washington DC, USA) and at The Art League School in(Alexandria, VA, USA).
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