Ani Gurashvili’s (B. 1990) art exists on the verge of familiar and mystical. Her paintings are always confusing as labirynths. In stories assembled with ambivalent hints, familiar and ordinary objects move into mystical dimensions and turn into a magical spectacles.
The artist is greatly inspired by female surrealist artists, such as Dorothea Tanning and Leonor Fini. She also likes to explore the history of symbolism at large, in particular medieval bestiary. All these references she then combines and employs oil paints to create enigmatic artworks, enchanting stories of superstitions, hopes or expectations.