Gogi Gelantia

Based in Berlin, the artist Gogi Gelantia works primarily in oil and acrylic on canvas. Gelantia is best known for his emotional landscape paintings of monumental scale. Verging on the abstract, he has developed a synthesis of mythical symbolism and an expressive use of colours.

Born in Georgia in 1960, Gelantia received his diploma in fine art from the Tbilisi State Academy of Arts in 1992. His participation in the International Symposium of Artists and Sculptors in Halle, Germany signalled his break-through in central Europe. Upon moving to Berlin, Gelantia continued to develop his practice. Though inspired by his new Central European environment, Gelantia’s past in post-Soviet Georgia continues to influence his work. 

Gelantia has exhibited in a range of galleries and art fairs internationally such as in New York, Rotterdam, Tbilisi and Berlin. Participating in group shows as well as solo-exhibitions, Gelantia’s works have met with great enthusiasm amongst gallerists and collectors. 

Gogi Gelantia

Dusk, 2020

150 x 200 cm 

Acrylic on canvas

"Having grown up in post-Soviet Georgia, I longed to gain access to the cultural diversity of central Europe. Upon my move to Germany in the late nineties, I was greatly inspired by the host of new impressions the vibrant art scene had to offer. My newly ignited imagination led me to experiment with new techniques and reach a greater depth in my artistic practice. This new-found freedom allowed my practice to be guided by my soul rather than the rules and conventions I had studied at the Art Academy in Georgia. I aspire to gain access to deeper emotions through my art, working in solitude in the night. Letting my brush wander over the canvas, I allow my next move to be shaped by my intuition. The colours and textures are inspired by my emotions and my experiences. I thus have a personal attachment to the resulting works, but I believe that they truly come alive in the eyes of the beholder. I thrive on the reactions of the spectators of my works and the emotions that my compositions evoke. Art is a mode of expression and a platform for highlighting our inherent similarities and shared experiences as a human race. I believe my paintings are best described as emotional landscapes that address the audience’s subconscious."

              Gogi Gelantia

Selected Works

Gogi Gelantia

Dusk, 2020

150 x 200 cm 

Acrylic on canvas

Gogi Gelantia

Dusk, 2020

150 x 200 cm 

Acrylic on canvas

Gogi Gelantia

Dusk, 2020

150 x 200 cm 

Acrylic on canvas

© 2020 by re|space gallery 

Mommsenstrasse 71, 10629 Berlin, Germany

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