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You are on the personal website of artist named Giga Shamugia
I was born in Georgia, but most of my life I live in Russia. I started my career at the age of 14. I studied for 4 years at the Obninsk College of Arts and 6 years at the Obninsk Institute of Atomic Energy of the Moscow Engineering Physics Institute (OIAE of MEPI), where I got a higher education in the field of “Graphic Design”.
After graduation I was engaged in Graphic Design for 5 years and at the same time - in producing pictures, as well as actively participating in several group and personal exhibitions.
In total, I have been in the creative activity for more than 17 years, and 7 of which are dedicated to individual style.
- ART STYLE
I do not attribute my manner of performance to any particular style, however, it shows a mixture of surrealism, cubism and abstraction.
My education directly influenced the style of the paintings, it has more graphic elements than pictorial overflows, but color and line have a defining feature.
A characteristic feature of my work is unusual images resembling human faces, created by the black line and having flat fills with bright colors, harmoniously combined with each other.
For the most part, human images have got melancholy eyes, as, in fact, the very author of these works.
- MEANING AND PURPOSE
I bring certain emotions and design into each work, much of my work remains a mystery to the audience and they see something of their own in my canvases, something that I did not even put into the picture.
Someone is pleased with my work, someone is made to think, someone is helped to answer questions or look at the world differently. And all this is the goal of my work.
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- GEORGIAN MOTIVES
In addition to my individual style, I am working on another direction, which I attribute to the national flavor and its motives. This creativity was based on the Georgian writing and symbolism, which I modernized and gave it a certain form of narration. I put the developed fonts into an ornamental composition, creating a stylish abstraction for the viewer.
At first glance, it seems that the letters are arranged in a synchronous order, however, if you look closely and find the beginning, you will notice that a text idea is hidden in each picture. These can be poems, songs, descriptions of feelings, a historical event, legend, alphabet, phrases, quotes, etc.
Black is traditional and trademark for me. But if in the previous style it was used as a border for bright colors, then in this direction the black color is the background, on which not so bright, but, nevertheless, harmonious colors that are combined with each other are already applied.
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