“When I paint, I try to capture the pure essence of human emotion, rather than a physical likeness. This requires that I listen to feelings – feelings of joy, pain, of love or what have you. I constantly process emotions, transforming these into abstract concepts that reveal themselves on canvas. I hope my art invites viewers to see not only the obvious symbolism that characterizes my work, but a full range of amplified emotion that makes us feel alive and connected.”
Nika Gogiashvili was born in 1992, grew up in Georgia and now resides in Antwerp, Belgium. He expressed an early interest in visual art, and by age 6 had already set up a small studio on the second floor of his family home in the Georgian countryside, where his first paintings were created.
Georgian culture, music and traditions are Gogiashvili’s greatest inspirations, and his artwork is self-described as the visual representation of human emotion. He portrays these emotions in distinct forms, using various materials, colors and figures that evoke self-reflection in the viewer.
Traveling the world, engaging diverse cultures and establishing commonality with ‘the other’ is the main inspiration for Gogiashvili’s works.
“In art, we see our own reflection and emotions.”