Posted: 11 months ago

Tornike Bendeliani’s Solo Show ‘Twelve Actions’ Transcends Language and Rationalization

The Why Not Gallery to present Tornike Bendeliani’s first solo show in Georgia, ‘Twelve Actions’. The exhibition features the artist's unique approach to painting, where his figures are arranged in concrete frames and meant to be examined within their isolated field of action.

The exhibition is an exploration of Bendeliani's artistic language, which transforms each individual's subjective experience into a unified objective experience, imparting the presence of the sacred and bringing us closer to transcending ourselves.

Attempting to explain Bendeliani’s works through language and rationalization is futile. His works are a revelation, with their composition and construction culminating in an absolute Symbol. While the figures can be complemented by text, they cannot be explained by it. Through the skilful technique of isolation, Tornike creates an Image that is greater than itself.

The exhibition offers a unique perspective on art, where we are not merely looking at a ‘work of art’ but rather, at what lies outside of it. There is no representation, narrative, or illustration here. Painting acts independently, demanding a unique approach from the viewer.

In ‘Twelve Actions’, Bendeliani's artistic language transcends the limits of language and rationalization, creating an experience that is greater than the sum of its parts. Each painting represents a unique action, isolated within its frame and brought to life through the artist's skilful use of color and composition.

Tornike Bendeliani’s ‘Twelve Actions’ is a must-see exhibition that challenges traditional notions of art and offers a glimpse into the transcendent power of artistic expression. The exhibition is a testament to the artist's unique vision and the Why Not Gallery's commitment to showcasing innovative and thought-provoking contemporary art.