LONDON.- Studio Voltaire will present the first solo exhibition in the United Kingdom by the Cologne based artist, Thea Djordjadze, on view 28 July - 2 September 2007. Djordjadzes working method draws from literature and music as well as art historical references from early Modernism, particularly Surrealism. This is combined with a strong sense of process and an awareness of the potential authority and phenomenology of the art object. Often working with everyday and found materials such as fabric, glass, wood, metal and ceramics the artist typically makes small to medium scale organic constructions that combine an almost Beuysian shamanistic or ritualistic use of materials with the formalism of early modernist sculptural objects.
Originally born in Georgia, Thea Djordjadze now lives and works in Cologne. The artist studied under Rosemarie Trockel and has a growing reputation within Europe as an important emerging voice within contemporary sculptural practice. The exhibition is in collaboration with the Goethe-Institut, London and supported by The Henry Moore Foundation.