tezi gabunia creates surreal images of big heads inside famous galleries
tezi gabunia creates surreal images of big heads inside famous galleries tezi gabunia creates surreal images of big heads inside famous galleries
may 25, 2016

tezi gabunia creates surreal images of big heads inside famous galleries

tezi gabunia creates surreal images of big heads inside famous galleries
(above) resting head inside the saatchi gallery
all images courtesy of tezi gabunia




tezi gabunia is an artist from georgia whose methodology is called ‘falsification’ where he creates a reflection upon the basic features of the contemporary world. in 2011 he opened his painting studio and has produced over one-hundred paintings, as he has industrialized the process of art creation which currently permits him to publish a new production on the internet every two weeks.

‘put your head into gallery’ emphasizes the artist’s concept by triggering a dialogue about hyper-realistic issues in art. the interactive project consists in exact miniature copies of famous art exhibition spaces like the saatchi gallery, the tate modern, the louvre and the gagosian gallery, aiming to bring the galleries to the visitors and not the other way around. the concept of falsification is present when he presents a false exhibition and by scaling the spaces and creating exhibitions that don’t exist. people are encouraged to put their heads inside the scaled models were a picture is taken. the main technical support used during the production of models was later cutting technology materials included PVC, plexiglass, wooden paper, and two-component glue.


watch the video to see how the images were made
video courtesy of tezi gabunia

four different models of famous galleries’ rooms were created

the galleries include the saatchi, tate, louvre and gagosian

the project also involves exhibitions of different artists

the louvre showcases ruben’s work

the transportable feature of the models makes these galleries accessible for everyone

damien hirst at the tate modern

with the picture, the user becomes part of the exhibition

the artwork talks about falsification

view inside the gagosian gallery

liechtenstein exhibition at the gagosian gallery

put your head in the gagosian gallery



project credits:


concept: tezi gabunia, ucha urushadze, nika maisuradze, dato tsanava
model: davit dolidze
text: mariam nadareishvili
research: dato koroshinadze, oto shengelia
photography: andro eradze, saba shengelia, chipo pelicano, giorgi machavariani, ani beridze



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