Exhibition of two Georgian female artists Maya Sumbadze and Maia Naveriani at Riverside Studios,
London Hammersmith with in the 3rd London BGS Georgian Film Festival

26 – 30 September 2013

Maya Sumbadze’s graphic works I Like The Design Of My Pain draw on connections between pain and imagination, lived experience and fantasy. Strangely striking and calming at the same time, these figurative artworks juxtapose worlds of innocence and experience.

Maya (1972, Tbilisi) studied in Tbilisi and Amsterdam, graduating in 1997. She has worked in multimedia since 1993 including performing vocals. She has exhibited in Paris, Berlin, Washington, Amsterdam, Prague, Istanbul and Georgia. Since 2004 she has worked as a graphic artist exhibiting in Europe.
Here is the link to Maya Sumbadze's web page: http://mayasumbadze.tumblr.com/

Maia Naveriani is a London based Georgian artist. ‘Future Wolves and Chicks So Far ‘ is a series of large pencil drawings exploring the female subject through the artist’s own cultural memory fragments as well as the contemporary socio-cultural ‘jungle’:

‘As a woman artist I have an unavoidable instinctive tendency to first of all address the queries about female identity and consciousness, and its relevance and impact in a contemporary context of dissolved values and ideologies, to reflect on the endless attempts of many "Little Red Riding Hoods" to leave home, walk through the threatening forest, swallow a wolf (and a grandmother)…and never look back...’ [Maia Naveriani]

Maia (1966,Tbilisi) has lived and worked in London since 1990, having studied at the Tbilisi State Academy of Art 1985-1990. She has exhibited in many cities including London, New York, Amsterdam, Bologna, Wiesbaden, Cologne, Dusseldorf, Antwerp and Liverpool.


Here is the link to artist's gallery web page: http://www.galerievoss.de/main/kuenstler/kuenstler_details.php3?kuenstler_id=80