Sometimes it is difficult for a person to explain feelings in words, the intense, radically incompatible objects. The works of Georgian artist Lana Jokhadze reflect those feelings, the corresponding words of which cannot be found.
an interview by Mona Lisa Abramovich
At first, the collages of the Georgian artist Lana Jokhadze (b. 1994), were just a part of fantasy, a collage in the classic sense, but over time many of her emotions appeared and transformed in her work. Now the main inspiration in her work is poetry - phrases torn from poems and classical music.
The work process of Jokhadze is sometimes different. She often has an idea in her head and while it’s very difficult to convey it, it doesn't turn out the way she had in mind - sometimes, by combining beautiful visuals, magic happens, creating a visual, political and meaningful language beyond her understanding.
When Jokhadze started posting her work on social media, Instagram was very popular and she got used to it, but now a days very few people are looking at static content, which seems sad to her. Jokhadze is also a graphic designer and social media is most relevant to her field of practice.
There have been many times when Jokhadze started working on an idea, it didn't turn out the way she wanted, then she stopped and finished it in a few days or weeks. Or at least she deleted it afterwards.
It's not that I get up and do it, performing works is directly related to my emotional state.
One of the important things for Jokhadze in composition is the right character of color. And what characterises her artistic practice is unusual parts, unusual, a little scary detail.
Hieronymus Boschi is an artist whose spirit is in many of the works of Jokhadze.
Sometimes it is difficult for a person to explain feelings in words, the intense, radically incompatible objects in Jokhadze’s works reflect those feelings, the corresponding words of which cannot be found.
This article about Lana Jokhadze is part of the ARTICULATE PROMOTE PROGRAMME.