Sunday, January 31, 2010

The Mornings After: Sunday

Here it is, finally -- the last drawing from The Mornings After series. I finished it a few days ago, but since it was started last December, along with some other drawings from the series, it's dated 2009 -- if you follow my blog, you may already know that I usually date my artwork when it was started, not when finished.

Please read the blog post accompanying the first drawing (Monday) to learn more about the background of the series and the technique used in the drawings. Here's the rest of the drawings, collected together for your convenience:

The Mornings After: Monday

The Mornings After: Tuesday

The Mornings After: Wednesday

The Mornings After: Thursday

The Mornings After: Friday

The Mornings After: Saturday

Sunday, January 24, 2010

2010 Art Calendar

Last year I ordered a copy of the Art Calendar for 2010, which arrived just the day before my departure to Lithuania. It's a small tear-off calendar featuring the artwork by's members, and it contains one of my works -- namely, Still Waiting...

I was free to choose the date for the page with my artwork, so I chose September 21, Diana's birthday. It's quite appropriate, since she's the model in the picture.

Below you can see the artwork itself. One of my earlier blog posts contains the details behind it.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

The Move

Just wanted to let you know that today I have moved to Lithuania to finally settle down with my wife, Diana. From now on my "base of operations" will be located in Avižieniai, a beautiful rural outskirt of Vilnius. As I'm writing this post, it's freezing -22°C outside, which is quite a drastic change from the warm Georgian winter I've left behind, but it's very cosy inside and I'm feeling just great.

Beside the winter, I have left my family, friends and lots of favorite things back in Tbilisi, and I'm surely gonna miss all of that. But Diana is also my family, and since she just can't give up her lifetime work in Vilnius University, it's me who has to make a sacrifice for our long-awaited reunion. Of course, it doesn't mean I'm cutting my ties with my homeland -- there will always be a part of Georgia around me, no matter where I live.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

The Mornings After: Saturday

This is the last but one drawing from The Mornings After series.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

The Mornings After: Friday

This is another drawing from The Mornings After series. The two remaining pieces (Saturday and Sunday) are coming soon.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

The Mornings After: Thursday

Another drawing from The Mornings After series. Four down, three to go.

Saturday, January 2, 2010


First of all, happy holidays everyone! This is my first post in 2010, so I think it's appropriate to begin the new year with something about a change.

My artistic career started exactly 15 years ago, and since that I have changed my signature twice. First time it was in 2000, and the second time it would have been in 2005, only I hadn't done any artwork that year (at least, anything worth signing), so "officially" the second change took place in 2006. As you can see, I have developed a sort of habit to change signatures once in 5 years, so it's time for another change -- hopefully, for good.

My new signature is not exactly new. Actually, it's a simplified version of my original "pyramid" logo, used between 1995-1999 (you can see it on the right). I have just removed the triangle and left only the intertwined R and K. So it's like a return to the roots. Also, there will be no date under the logo, which means my artwork won't be dated anymore, only signed. This is bad for chronology, but good for "timelessness." Many artists prefer using signatures without dates, and among them are some of my favorites -- like Luis Royo, for instance.

My previous signature won't be completely abandoned, however. It's still going to be used on certain works, like the political series, some pastel drawings, etc. But all the mainstream surreal and fantasy artwork will be signed with the new signature from now on.

I won't start using the signature immediately, though. I still have to finish some artwork started last year, and since I usually date my works with years when they were started, not when finished, they're gonna be signed with my old signature. Most probably, the first artwork signed with the new logo will be The Little Heartbreakers, which was also started last year, but will be dated 2010, as an exception to my "dating rules."