Gvantsa Turmanidze


“I have been crazy about Van Gogh since I was a child. I used to dream of myself in a field full of sunflowers…
When in London for studies, I became interested in the art of Antoni Tapies.
During my student years, I was fascinated by the work of Jackson Pollack, which is also felt in the works of that time.
“After returning to Tbilisi, I could not paint much due to my busy work
schedule… It is only a year that I have returned to creative work and I do not think I am under the influence of any artist… I just want to express my spiritual mood, accumulated experience and impressions.”


“Kidnapping the Sun”, 85x95 cm, acrylic on canvas, 2011

Professional education / experience

Chelsea College of Art and Design, Byam Shaw School of Art, London