The Abstract Face

1 Apr 2024 – 15 May 2024

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11:00 – 19:00
11:00 – 19:00
11:00 – 19:00
11:00 – 19:00
13:00 – 19:00

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Gela Mikava ''Everyone wonders what's going on behind the face because the facade is so deceptive and uniform! ''


“The Abstract Face Series” explores the enigmatic depths concealed beneath the surface of the human countenance. Each painting within this series delves into the profound complexity of emotions, thoughts, and experiences that remain hidden behind the facade of a seemingly uniform face.
In this series, I aim to challenge the conventional perception of faces as mere physical structures by capturing the essence of what lies beyond the superficial. Each artwork portrays a unique narrative, inviting viewers to contemplate the multifaceted nature of human existence.

The paintings in “The Abstract Face Series” employ a blend of abstract and figurative elements to convey layers of meaning. Through expressive brushwork, unconventional color palettes, and intricate textures, I seek to evoke a sense of mystery and introspection.
One painting might depict a face fragmented into geometric shapes, symbolizing the fragmented nature of identity and self-discovery. Another could feature distorted features, reflecting the distortions we often experience in our perceptions of ourselves and others.
The series evolves beyond mere representation to capture the intangible aspects of human experience: vulnerability, resilience, longing, and joy. Each face becomes a metaphorical landscape, inviting viewers to explore the depths of their own emotions and interpretations.
Ultimately, “The Abstract Face Series” is an exploration of the human spirit — an invitation to look beyond appearances and engage with the profound and often hidden aspects of our shared humanity. Through these paintings, I aim to inspire introspection, empathy, and a deeper appreciation for the complexity of the human condition.

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