Soso Kumsiashvili has found his place in Georgian contemporary artistic milieu by dedicating himself to various aspects of animalistic genre. His works are easily recognisable – they mostly consist of high contrast, intense portrayals of various animals. Kumsiashvili, however, steps aside of the conventional depiction of animal life and fills his characters with allegorical meanings and hidden emotional background. The artist aims to “reflect feelings and emotions of all living beings”. To reach this high pretention, he tends to choose special, previously unnoticed angles and points of view, which express the essence of every single character he depicts. His works tend towards decorative, high-contrast colour schemes, but they always feature a strongly emphasized psychological characteristic of the certain animal. However, besides of intense colour and psychologism, Kumsiashvili’s art is full of subtle irony and humour. The ironic criticism of contemporary society is an important element of his paintings – the pieces of mass-culture periodically appear in various absurd situations. Kumsiashvili also enjoys playing with composition and scales, he can enlarge an insect to the size of a canvas or depict a giant rhino with few spots of acrylic paint. His work is full of his authentic style – an impressive and promising start of a fruitful career.
Soso Kumsiashvili was born on 22 December 1984 in Gurjaani, Georgia. He graduated from the Nikoladze School of Art, Tbilisi, Georgia in 2004 and from the Tbilisi State Academy of Arts, Georgia in 2012.
Art Fair ArtVilnius, Vilnius (Lithuania)
"Phirosmany and Modern Art", Dimitri Shevardnadze National Gallery, Tbilisi (Georgia)
”Quarantine”, Georgian National Museum, Tbilisi (Georgia)
“Video Art and Printmaking”, "Oat" Gallery, Tbilisi (Georgia)
“Body”, Tbilisi State Academy of Art, Georgia
"Desire to Fly", Gallery "Akademia+”, Tbilisi (Georgia)
"Intervention", Tbilisi State Academy of Arts, Georgia
TBC Bank Gallery, Tbilisi (Georgia)
"Portrait", Puppet Museum, Tbilisi (Georgia)
"Taobata Gadadzaxili", Gallery "Vernissage", Tbilisi (Georgia)
"Pro-art”, ProCredit Bank, Tbilisi (Georgia)
"Gudamayari", Tbilisi State Academy of Arts, Georgia
"Akhalkalaki “, Tbilisi State Academy of Arts, Georgia