Within the scope of GEORGIA TODAY’s collaboration with BI Auction, we are offering our readers exclusive interviews from Georgian artists and designers.
“May is always a special month, as it promises upcoming sunny days and the additional excitement of celebrating International Mother’s Day,” says Bengü Akçardak Küçük Co-Founder& Partner of BI Auction.
“This month, to celebrate both the summer and Mother’s Day, we want to introduce GT readers to a very special artist in soul and art, who has just become a mother to twins: Tutu Kiladze.”
How would you describe your work? Which common trends in art or important artists themselves have had an impact on your work?
Mood is important to me. I try to be honest in my art. My paintings are influenced not by particular artists, but by different circumstances: it can be my relationships, friends, location, travel and many other factors.
How has the coronavirus changed your creative vision, the art market in general, and your specific sales?
The coronavirus has not affected my creative vision, although, due to the fact that the exhibition spaces are closed, I have to work through online sales. But in today’s online space, you can browse through many interesting exhibitions and also present yourself, so not all opportunities are lost!
Due to the pandemic and shifting of the world to more digital rails, what is the future of art?
I think the biggest loss is the closure of public spaces, which has led to the restriction of relations. This is what I miss the most.
What is your relationship with the virtual art space, exhibitions, and sales?
Of course I have a positive attitude to it, as, today, you can organize exhibitions and sell paintings without leaving home.
What do you think about BI Auction and its role in artists’ lives, based on your experience?
I have participated in the BI Auction actions more than once, and I think it is a very good initiative to organize auctions, because there is financial support for artists, which is a great incentive for their continued work.
Artist Tutu Kiladze was born in Tbilisi and studied in and graduated from the Tbilisi State Academy of Georgia.