Irakli Bugiani mainly works in painting. He also refers to the techniques of collage. For the pictures he uses old and new photos, texts about the events happening around him for example in social, scientific, political situations. The process itself and its visibility on the canvas is very important for the artist. His works depict interiors and exteriors of architecture empty of human presence. The abstract imagery composed with rough strokes of oil on canvas leave an impression of the yet unfinished work in process. The artist deliberately leaves fragments of working process on the canvas as if the artworks are endless. The impressionistic 'unfinished' seascapes, washed out portraits and collages of fragmented imagery compose the exploration into the boundaries of fiction and historical fact of one's memory.
Selected solo and group exhibitions:
2022 - Vision Seeker, Artbeat, Tbilisi, Georgia; Gates to the Garden, ES365, Düsseldorf, Germany; Pale Blue Dot, International Positions on the Environment, ES365, Düsseldorf, Germany; 2020 - Almost There, A digital exhibition with artworks from the British Council Collection; 2018 - Nowhere to Run, Artbeat, Tbilisi, Georgia; 2017 - Blue Tunel, Installation, Moving Gallery by Artbeat, Telavi, Georgia; 2016 - To see a World in a Grain of Sand, The Georgian National Museum Dimitri Shevardnadze National Gallery, Tbilisi, Georgia; 2015 - Heritage, RICHMIX Arts Centre, London, UK; 2014 -Crossing the boundaries, AT388, Rotterdam, Netherlands, 2013 - Kunstpreis Junger Westen 2013, Kunsthalle Recklinghausen, Recklinghausen, Germany; 2012 - Post Coitum Omne Animal Triste Est, Damenundherren e.V., Dusseldorf, Germany; 2011 - Zwischen Gestern und Morgen, Gallery 10, Karlsruhe, Germany.