Anton Totibadze

Totibadze’s laconic still-lives and landscapes are visually stunning, with multiple layers of paint as well as associations, allusions, humour and narrative.

His objects are incredibly alive – they are characters in their own stories, and at the same time – cues of what just happened or is about to happen – celebrations, failed dates, memories, mysteries, dramas and comedy of everyday life. Based on the artist’s own experiences, his work is most certainly a direct and rather precise – as well as his style of depiction – documentation of the everyday life of the contemporary world at every given moment, with its mysteries and wonders, sentiment and mischief.

Totibadze comes from a family of painters in several generations, thus throughout his development as an artist, he has been closely exposed to multiple genres and styles in painting, which informed his own distinct quirky and acutely contemporary style, that has quickly earned him recognition.

His work is included in the collection of the Russian State Museum (St Petersburg, Russia), Museum of Organic Culture (Kolomna, Russia), and private collections worldwide.

Solo exhibitions:

2018 – «Folk wisdom», Askeri Gallery , Moscow

2017 – «Everything’s gonna get well soon», Totibadze Gallery , Moscow

2016 – «The Way All People Do», 25KADR Gallery, Moscow

2015 – «Everything is coming now», Roza Azora Gallery, Moscow

2015 – «The Totality of Elegance», Tallin Portrait Gallery, Tallinn

2014 – «The Totality of Elegance», 25KADR Gallery, Moscow

2012 – «Dayly routine», Project 180 м2 Gallery, Moscow

2011 – «Performance», Mart Project, Moscow

Selected group exhibitions:

2018 – «Man and Space», Kvartira S Gallery, Sanary-Sur-Mer, France

2017 – «Gravitation of Thought», Artis Project, Triumph Gallery, Moscow

2017 – International Manchester Art Fair, Abode Gallery, Manchester

2017 – «Come back home», IRRA, Moscow

2016 – «Area 7», Totibadze Gallery, Moscow

2016 – International Art Contest 10th Arte Laguna Prize, Arsenale, Venice

2016 – «Portraits of Happy People», Zdes at Taganka Gallery, Moscow

2016 – «Spree is somewhere», Totibadze Gallery , Moscow

2015 – International fair Cosmoscow, Roza Azora Gallery, Moscow

2014 – «Gifts», Roza Azora Gallery, Moscow

2014 – «At ease», Roza Azora Gallery, Moscow

2014 – «Ode to Food», PROUN Gallery, Moscow

2013 – International fair Art Moscow, Roza Azora Gallery, Moscow

2013 – «All of Totibadze», Roza Azora Gallery, Moscow

2013 – «Cookbook of Russian Museum», The State Russian Museum, St.Petersburg

Collections:

– The State Russian Museum

– Museum of Organic Culture

– Private collections in Russia, Georgia, USA, France, Latvia, Estonia, Germany, England