Lo Brutto Stahl is pleased to announce the representation of Tornike Robakidze (b. 1995, Tbilisi, Georgia).
Tornike Robakidze applies his particular quotidian concern for the experience of life caught between dreaming and reality. He borrows signs and symbols from these states of being in order to capture the familiar and leverage it to his own end. Robakidze thus slinks around in the shadows, capturing stills from life and filtering them onto the picture plane. He privileges color to color without the foundation of outlines, thus invoking his own penchant for nebulousness. Like the vacillation of saloon doors, his compositions swing back and forth between concrete semiotics and ambiguous interpretations.
Text by Reilly Davidson
Tornike Robakidze studied at the Georgian Technical University, Faculty of Architecture, Tbilisi, Georgia from 2013 to 2017, before continuing his Master studies at the State Academy of Arts in Tbilisi, Faculty of Fine Arts, Tbilisi, Georgia until 2019. Tornike Robakidze had a solo exhibition at Gallery 4710, Tbilisi, Georgia (2021) and his work has been included in group exhibitions at Lo Brutto Stahl, Paris, France, (2023), Gallery Fortnight institute, New York, USA (2022) and at Gallery 4710, Tbilisi, Georgia (2022).
His first solo exhibition in France and in Europe opens at Lo Brutto Stahl in June 2023.