Alexander Gegia

Biography

1998-2004 Studium an der Kunstakademie Tiflis
2004-2012 Studium an der Kunstakademie Düsseldorf (Prof. Jörg Immendorff, Markus Lüpertz, Andreas Schulze
2012 Akademiebrief, Meisterschüler bei Prof. Andreas Schulze

SCHOLARSHIPS
Stipendium der internationalen Goethe-Gesellschaft in Weimar
Eduard Schewardnadse-Stipendium
DAAD-Stipendium

EXHIBITIONS (SELECTION)
2024
Doppelausstellung mit Tobias Stutz, Galerie Filser & Gräf, München

2020
“Stiller Lärm”, Galerie Pollmeier, Düsseldorf

2017
“Limits of my City”, Historisches Museum Tbilisi, Georgien

2015
“191 S” Weltkunstzimmer, Düsseldorf

2013
„An Tagen wie diesen”, Galerie Filser & Gräf, München

2012
Gruppenausstellung „Augenlicht“ WGZ-Bank, Düsseldorf
Gruppenausstellung „Auf der ewigen Reise“, E.ON, Düsseldorf

2011
Gruppenausstellung „Exchange DUS-MUC“, E.ON, Düsseldorf mit Galerie Filser & Gräf

2010
Gruppenausstellung „Exchange MUC-DUS“, WhiteBox, München mit Galerie Filser & Gräf

2008
Ausstellung in Goethe-Institut Rotterdam
Gruppenausstellung “Project Flux”
Sino-German Contemporary Art Exchange Exhibition, Sichuan University Art
Gallery, Chengdu, China
Gruppenausstellung „205“, Das Seewerk, Moers

2007
Ausstellung in der städtischen Galerie Kaarst
Ausstellung in Goethe-Institut Dresden
„Klasse Immendorff, von Pferden und Affen“ Ludwig Museum Koblenz

Description

Alexander Gegia conveys the spirit of the times through his work. Like headlines, his pictures remain in the recipient’s memory. They are pictures that are essential in the way they are presented. The content of his compositions is enhanced by focusing on the subject or protagonist of the picture, thus transforming the detail into an overall picture, a cover picture, so to speak, of the story experienced.

At the same time, however, this focus alienates and questions the obvious. The unusual combination of minimalism with the almost photorealistic style of reproduction, which Alexander Gegia masters so masterfully, in no way pushes the clear and rich colors of his works into the background.

This clarity and a certain transparent nature of his works ensure that the boundaries between the viewer and the work dissolve. The fiction – on the canvas of this artist – is so convincing and intense that we have the feeling of learning to see anew in the face of these works.

Tinatin Ghughunishvili-Brück M.A.


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