Artwork of the Day: "Fisherman" by Zura Bushurishvili
Zura Bushurishvili, sculptor and painter, was born on September 17, 1969 in Tbilisi, the capital city of the Republic of Georgia. He studied art at an early age, and during secondary school he began to paint and experiment with sculpture. In 1984, he entered Tbilisi’s fine art school (named after Jacob Nicoladze), where he further developed his instinctive talent. After graduation, he continued his education at the State Academy of Fine Art (1991-1996) at the department of Monumental Sculpture.
Here’s what Zura has to say about his work:
“Painting is an occupation of my whole life. When I’m deep in the process I am happy, and all troubles fade into nothing. I feel only the way canvas and a palette knife turn into the other part of my being.
I am grateful to all of my teachers, but I do not adhere to the rules and confines of academia. I continually work out my own techniques, using mostly acrylic and a pallet knife. I strive to find the abstract images, faces and figures that lie dormant on the canvas, and I wake them to offer them definition and form.
As you see, I use abstract lines to create a figurative work, which on one hand brings some primitiveness to my work but on the other, neatly delivers the character of the painted image. I consider the piece finished only when I have fully expressed my feelings and feel sure it will invoke an audience’s opinion, regardless of it’s negative or positive connotations. Everything I do, I do for the sake of beauty, love and harmony. They always appear in my paintings and I am happy to let them.”
Katherina Perry is a renowned fine art publisher and will have a very strong presence at this year’s show, which is shaping up to be an amazing event for art lovers and aficionados. Have a look at Katherina Perry’s online gallery, and if you’re interested in seeing more of Zura’s work, here’s his gallery.