Tamuna Melikishvili is known for her pastel-coloured oil paintings completed on canvas, paper and other materials. Tamuna’s work is an ode to human emotions; love and passion flow through all of her creations. She narrates love stories of men and women, all of them enclosed in their pastel-coloured worlds. Yet she never feels any urge to create detailed portraits: the quick and gentle brushstrokes open her inner world with a flow of pink, blue, magenta and violet. Tamuna Melikishvili’s work shows some influence from expressionists: every form designed by her brush is full of erotic energy and the subjects are inspired by vaguely familiar literary motives, yet known only to the artist. One of the key elements of Melikishvili’s art is the way of depicting a human body. The shapes are often distorted, however they are genuinely tangible: one can sense the touch of a loving couple, the soft skin and the warmth of the bodies. The artist is inviting the viewer to participate to this innocent voyeurism, join in her gentle game of pleasures. Tamuna Melikishvili’s art is an outstanding example not only of contemporary Georgian art, but also of strong and inspiring feminine art, which conquered its place among others.
Tamuna Melikishvili was orn in 1965 in Tbilisi, Georgia and is a graduate of the Tbilisi State Academy of Arts (1989). She has participated in numerous exhibitions and art projects in Georgia and abroad.
"Draught", "Vernissage" Gallery, Tbilisi (Georgia)
"Sound of Rails“, "Gala", Tbilisi (Georgia)
Exhibition of Georgian Painting in Israel. Tel Aviv, Haifa (Israel)
“Sfumato” Gallery, Tbilisi (Georgia)
“'Escape”, Gamrekeli Gallery, Tbilisi (Georgia)
"Inspiration by Cinema", Tbilisi State Academy of Arts, Georgia
"Genghis Khan in the Pizzeria", Tbilisi State Academy of Arts, Georgia