About Jemal Gugunava
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Spreading his time between UK, Prague and Georgia, he paints everything that catches his eye and imagination from landscapes, places, streets, still life, people, portraits to female forms. This variety of subjects is an influence of his academical education which he combines with contemporary vision.
During his artistic career Jemal has exhibited his work around the globe. His works are in the public museums in Georgia, Armenia and Russia and many private collections throughout the world. Jemal participates in the art auctions and donates his paintings to the different charities. In January 2017 he donated his postcard size painting to the “Postcard from the Edge” Visual AIDS benefits show in New York (Gallery Metro Pictures) where it was sold to NY collector.Jemal's art reflects his mood and a spontaneous outpouring of emotions. 'This magical process is very exciting', says the artist, 'when the painting is finished it will live its own mysterious life and lives forever, passing through the years'. Jemal does not talk much about his work and does not like to write long descriptions. He communicates with people using a brush, palette knife, canvas and deep oil colours.
Jemal often uses so called impasto technique by applying thick paint straight onto the painting surface. Impasto is an oil painting technique that compliments painting wet-on-wet or alla prima, which means 'in one go'. Using a palette knife and brushes Jemal creates thickly textured paintings that are rich in colour and depth.
Jemal's philosophy of life is harmony, purity, deep reflection, beauty, contemplation, reserve and simplicity of existence. He believes that art is a fuel for innovation, and exists for the development of humanity. He hopes that his audience can see it in his paintings and share the same experience.
Please contact the artist if you like his style and would like to commission a portrait or any other painting.