georgian-based multidisciplinary artist tezi gabunia’s art installation, ‘complete the painting’, reflects on the interactive trend of contemporary art. the series of painting encourages communication between the observer and the artist, where different scenarios are painted on large, life-size canvases. ‘the plot is incomplete and obscure, so the viewer is challenged to interact immediately,’ explains the artist, ‘to choose an action and take photos’.

competition – 205 x 250cm, acrylic on canvas



tezi gabunia‘s ‘complete the painting’ series coaxes participants to document their interaction with the paintings. the paintings are unfinished plots, challenging the visitors themselves to complete the artwork by becoming characters of the story. ‘complete the painting was reflecting on the productive and shareable processes of the art’, says gabunia, ‘it was based on the fundamental values and the visions of the group: to make the work of art available for everyone!’.

kick – 205 x 250 cm, acrylic on canvas

happy birthday – 125 x 184 cm, acrylic on canvas

drink milk – 60 x 90 cm, acrylic on canvas

eat pasta – 50 x 95 cm, acrylic on canvas

play – 60 x 90 cm, acrylic on canvas


video © film asylum

meeting – 205 x 175 cm, acrylic on canvas

process of the exhibition

the audience interacts with the installation



project info:


team: tezi gabunia, gvanca gabunia, dato koroshinadze, nika maisuradze, oto shengelia, dato tsanava
photography: nick paniashvili, rezi kenia
location: artarea gallery, kolga tbilisi
video: film asylum
music: tete noise (album, zebra blossom)
sponsorship: tbc bank
models: rati eradze, tekla kiguradze, sali nikolaishvili, irakli skhvitaridze, sandro samkharadze, ana tatishvili, taso ugulava, nene chochua



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