Works in Tblisi (GE), born in Riga (LV).
Thea Gvetadze is an artist creating images of enigmatic scenarios, loaded with tension, emotion and symbolism. Experimenting with traditional techniques in clay and textile amongst other materials, Gvetadze’s practice speculates with highly ideosyncratic forms of image making and representation. Her paintings in particular, often painted directly onto black velvet, are vivid recondite compositions unyielding to the pull of such dark and cosmic ground.
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When I was young
Thea Gvetadze, When I was young, 2012. Painting, mixed media on black velvet, 85,5 x 80 cm.
Love is the colour of my ...
Thea Gvetadze, Love is the colour of my true love’s hairs, 2010. Painting, oil on velvet, 105 x 140 cm.
Becoming Thea Merlani
Thea Gvetadze, Becoming Thea Merlani, 2018. Mixed Media, ceramic tiles and wooden figure , 170 x 574 cm.