Bring it on23 March 2024 - 28 April 2024
Thanks to her father-artist, Irinka Talakhadze (b. 2000, lives and works in Tbilissi, Georgia) received art from the very beginning. Since his death, she has continued to pursue her artistic dream as a self-taught artist. Through thorough experimentation with materials and techniques and a study of the works of Francis Bacon, Pablo Picasso and Egon Schiele, among others, she tries to translate her inner world to the canvas as convincingly as possible. Spontaneity, dynamism, transparency and honesty are the keywords. The transformation from solidly designed women in massive uniforms to more transparent, airy figures fits perfectly into this endeavor. With her paintings, Talakhadze wants to make the viewer reflect on the relationship between what we really see in reality and what an image leads us to believe. Or how utopia and dystopia, or happiness and tristesse, can be contained in the same image, and what this can teach us not only about the world but also about ourselves.