teo maspi

teo maspi

Tbilisi, South Caucasus, Georgia

About teo maspi

I’m a visual artist. I live in Tbilisi, Georgia. A few years ago I was studying at Caucasus University, Faculty of Business, after two years I realized that this wasn’t a field that would allow me to express myself. During this period I became interested in contemporary art and wanted to study at a professional level so I changed
my profession. Now I’m a graduate student from the Free University of Tbilisi visual arts and design. Last year I took part in Erasmus + an exchange program and studied for one semester at Chelsea College of London. Last year I was a finalist for the Tsinandali award, which is the only art competition in Georgia. Tsinandali award serves to popularize achievements in
contemporary art and promote talent among young, prospective artists.
My working medium is sculpture and room installations. The exhibition space where the works displayed is also important for me. Depending on the shapes I create shapes, barriers, and partitions in the space where the visitor has to navigate. I use nonsolid material for example- sheet, organic glass, but my interventions gives it a spatial and special, and sculptural look. When I work on drawings my attitude doesn’t change, I perceive the surface of the canvas as spatial space and try to change it with abstract shapes.
When working in space, one material is reproduced and gives the pattern look of an installation, where a similar material and shape is reproducible. This kind of repetition gives the installation dynamism. I have used organic glass in my recent works. I change the look of the material minimally and create architectural forms. The material is transparent and its specific color allows me to filter the reality beyond the object.

Education

009-2012 Caucasus University, School of Business, Tbilisi, GE
2016-2021 Free University of Tbilisi, VAADS(Visual Art, Architecture & Design school. Bachelor’s in visual
arts, Tbilisi, GE
2019 Participant The Erasmus+ exchange program at Chelsea College, London, UK

Events

2020 - I was nominated as a finalist among three artists for the Tsinandali Award. This is the only contemporary
art award in Georgia.

Exhibitions

2020- CCA(center of contemporary art-Tbilisi), Art&FRreedom/Civil Rights In Time Of Crisis, Tbilisi, GE
2019- Cookhouse Gallery, Side Bars, London, UK
Triangle Gallery, UNIT1, London, UK
Window Project Gallery, Crosscurrents2, Tbilisi, GE
TBC Art Gallery, VA[A]DS in Kutaisi, Kutaisi,GE
Stamba Hotel D Block, OXYGEN_Tbilisi No Fair, Tbilisi, GE
Stamba Hotel D Block, OXYGEN, A.I.T.H.A.S.I.T.O(Anger implies that you have a stake in the outcome), collaboration with Khatia Esartia, Tbilisi, GE
2018 - Artarea Gallery, VA[A]DS final show, Tbilisi, GE
VA[A]DS Exhibition Space, Winter Semester Show, Tbilisi, GE
2017 - VA[A]DS Exhibition Space, End of Semester Exhibition, Tbilisi, GE