David Kukhalashvili

Although studying at Tbilisi State Academy of Art, David Kukhalashvili was denied a diploma by the director himself, which might be explained by his antagonistic relationship and critique against the powerful state institutions of Georgia. In his urban photo series “Not Working” he blanks out the buildings hosting those state institutions he labels as non-functioning with white boxes. The convinced Neo-Socialists’ colorful graphic images are a form of protest against social conditions. The artists’ canvases deal with situations of everyday Georgia and addresses social inequalities and injustice, international relations and governmental mismanagement.