Featured at the centrepiece, “The Judges” shows four people sitting at a table wearing animal masks. These figures ensure that, in Kurashvili’s perfect world, every newly born child will be free and have the same opportunities regardless of its background.
In Kurashvili’s world, a child is depicted by a symbolic carrot; rooted underground, but whose leaves are above the surface. The same carrot is also a metaphor for something existing between two worlds. For Kurashvili, the hidden orange root of the carrot represents the Eutopian perfect world. Guarding this Eutopia are figures like the “Royal Guards”, with brightly painted grotesque faces. By showing the absurd, Kurashvili lets us reflect on our own world: a place where people are restricted by their background and environment.
Luka Kurashvili was born in 1985 in Tbilisi, Georgia, and is currently in his last year at the Art Academy Düsseldorf under Peter Doig. Kurashvili’s work has been exhibited throughout Europe and can be found in private collections in Europe and Brazil.
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