In this comical image, a highly abstract figure is seen from beneath. However, its jacket, shirt, legs and underpants become little more than abstracted shapes.
Relying on her intuition, self-taught Georgian artist Tamo Jugeli produces rich, gestural surfaces for her mysterious narratives. She moves easily between large- and small-scale gestures, and the mythical figures that often emerge in her works arise unplanned.
Relying on intuition to guide her brush, self-taught Georgian artist Tamo Jugeli produces rich, gestural surfaces with lyrical compositions. Jugeli grapples with deciphering her painterly impulses, which are keenly attuned to her own frequencies. She aligns herself with both “wrist” and “body” painters, moving between large- and small-scale gestures—as well as between abstraction and figuration. The mythical figures that often emerge in her works are unplanned, of pure chance.
Tamo Jugeli was born in Tbilisi, Georgia, in 1994 and currently lives there.
She has mounted one-person exhibitions at Polina Berlin Gallery in New York City, NY (2022) and Gallery Artbeat in Tbilisi, Georgia.
Her work has been featured in T Magazine, The New York Times Style Magazine’s Arts Issue, The T List, Artnet News, and Metal Magazine.
She has participated in the Institut für Alles Mögliche Residency in Berlin, Germany, and the Art Athina Residency in Athens, Greece.