Tamar Nadiradze

Stories from the playground

The exhibition project of artist Tamar Nadiradze illustrates the state of today’s society at the intersection of post-apocalyptic grotesque. The topics in her works she gets from real stories
which she by means of her own fantasy transforms into surrealistic watercolor drawings and collages. Visually the works come from the aesthetics of children picture books and folktales. We can see how the city life, culture, social behavior, ecology, human rights, and ideologies are merging with one another and affecting themselves.

Text: Petra Huskova

The works were created during the residency at K.A.I.R. Košice Artist in Residence, (Košice, Slovakia).

Tamar Nadiradze (1991) belongs to the young generation of artists. She finished her bachelor studies at the Department of Book Illustration and Design at the Academy of Fine Arts in Tbilisi and the master‘s studies at the Centre of Contemporary art – Tbilisi. In her work, she is systematically examining and processing social topics, her own identity and everyday’s life situations in the contexts of contemporary art. The result of her artistic research is often experimental publications and/or drawings and illustrations.