Koka Ramishvili

1956 · Georgia

Artist biography

Koka Ramishvili is an established contemporary visual artist, who was born in Georgia, like other famous artists such as Vajiko Chachkhiani, Tezi Gabunia, George Areshidze ‘reshka’, Dzima Tsitsqiridze, and Ana Artani. Koka Ramishvili was born in 1956.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Two galleries around the world represent and exhibit Koka Ramishvili's work. These are Galerie Eva Meyer in France and Häusler Contemporary | Zurich in Switzerland. Koka Ramishvili most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Galerie Eva Meyer in Paris with the exhibition Group Exhibition. The exhibition was open from 16 October 2019 until 15 November 2019. Koka Ramishvili's other most recent exhibitions recorded on Artland include the exhibitions; Fragments From The Garden (04 May 2017 - 17 June 2017) at Galerie Eva Meyer in France and Was erzählt die Romandie? (28 August 2019 - 11 October 2019) at Häusler Contemporary | Zurich in Switzerland. Koka Ramishvili's first listed exhibition in Artland's database was called Fragments From The Garden and took place at Galerie Eva Meyer in Paris, France from the 04 May 2017 to 17 June 2017.

Further Biographical Context for Koka Ramishvili

Born in 1956, Koka Ramishvili grew up during the 1970s and was inspired by the artistic culture of the time. The art sphere of the 1970s was characterized by a longing to grow and strengthen itself, as a response to the many conflicts of the previous decade. One of the most important movement of the 1970s was Conceptualism, which emerged as an offshoot of Minimalism, while the experimental, creative journey of Process art emerged by combining essential features of Conceptualism with further considerations on art itself. The earliest ideas of environmentalism sprung from Land Art, which took art into earth itself, carving the land and bringing art to the outdoors. For the first time since the regression of Abstract Expressionism, Expressive figure painting slowly resurfaced and regained its prominence, particularly in Germany through the works of critically acclaimed figures Gerhard Richter, Anselm Kiefer and Georg Baselitz. The city of New York remained as the most prominent artistic hub of the decade, with international artists wandering through the downtown scene, visiting bars and art galleries, strengthening the idea of New York City as a cosmopolitan and sophisticated cultural capital. In the eastern part of the globe, Japanese and Korean artists who held a strong interest in the European ideas of phenomenology, associated with the Mono-Ha movement, exploring and shifting the frontiers between natural and industrial materials. Using stone, glass, cotton, sponge, wood, oil and water, they intended to create life to artworks that would emphasize the ephemeral state of these various elements and their surroundings, playing with their interdependency.

Koka Ramishvili