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Koka Ramishvili * 1956 in Tbilissi, Géorgie, lives in Genève

"In his multimedia-based work which includes video, painting, drawing, photography, objects, and installation, the Geneva based artist Koka Ramishvili consistently pursues those issues which he has been concerned with ever since the beginnings of his career: the relationship between form and content, mind and matter, reality and appearance. Especially his works from the 1990s often take a political actuality as a starting point, since Ramishvili belonged to the so called «last Soviet genera [...]

"In his multimedia-based work which includes video, painting, drawing, photography, objects, and installation, the Geneva based artist Koka Ramishvili consistently pursues those issues which he has been concerned with ever since the beginnings of his career: the relationship between form and content, mind and matter, reality and appearance. Especially his works from the 1990s often take a political actuality as a starting point, since Ramishvili belonged to the so called «last Soviet generation» of artists who up from 1991 initiated a vivid art scene in Tbilisi. Back then he mainly used video as an artistic means, whereas recently he transfers the experience of the New Media-image to the traditional painting technique of the Flemish School. The results are non-representational pictures of a striking deepness and of powerful colors and radiance."

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