Size: 28"W x 22"H x 1"D
Year Created: 2017
Ready to Hang
My work encompasses a variety of media, including painting, collage, photography, film, and collecting, and is often organized in series. Working with simple materials and engaging with elements of the everyday i am in process of constant search and experimentations in order to broaden my own artistic expressions. The process is more about healing than confrontation. In navigating the tenuous path of my dual cultural identity prompted by my Georgian heritage, my images come from diverse source materials of my interests, building library of images of found or my own photography, my childhood experience of the world and most importantly the poetry of everyday life. The key is to access to my inner child where there is constant opposition between free and strict and my attempt to balance it, keeping in mind the divine principles of play, beauty and simplicity.
Nana (nanuka) Tchitchoua was born in 1978 in Tbilisi, Georgia. She immigrated to USA with her family in 1992 and continued her art and film education at California Institute of the Arts with BFA in Art and MFA in Experimental Animation. For the past decade she has been living in Los Angeles and working for the Museum of Jurassic Technology. She has been working in media from painting and collage to sculpture and film, all of which draw profoundly on her deeply Georgian soul. In navigating the tenuous path of her dual cultural identity she asserts the transformative possibilities of finding beauty amid ruins, making something out of nothing - a cross-referencing of images that are fiercely nostalgic for a heroic and romantic dream world. nanuka.com