ERTI Gallery presents Tato Akhalkatsishvili at “Residents,” a new program at Art Dubai that will be inaugurated in 2018.
“Residents” provides exhibitors with a platform to display artworks and presentations specially conceived for this section through a four-week residency program for a select artist in Dubai. Tato Akhalkatsishvili has been chosen among ten artists from the world for the Residents program at Art Dubai 2018.
Tato (1979) lives and works in Tbilisi, Georgia. His main subject area is research, which is based on observations like psychological conditions during different manipulations. He is also interested in mechanisms of interrelations in the universe and personal memories, which are always discussed in an epic-historical context.
“IS YOUR BODY A HEAVEN” is the newest series of works by Tato, in which the artist intends to continue work at the Dubai art residency. These are large scale abstract canvases depicting different colors, different organisms of our universe and underlining advantages or disadvantages of our living planet, at the same time demonstrating ambivalence and confrontation.
Tato often uses metaphors to raise and underline important issues, during which he stands on the crossroad of memories and historical data. Therefore, landscapes he makes are not about any concrete geographical location, but the psychological conditions in which contemporary human beings perceive a different reality.