A New Star Rising
1000 Piece Puzzle
In A New Star Rising (2019) the Georgian painter Rusudan Khizanishvili, enmeshes the traditional mother and child theme with other archetypes—the dizzyingly colorful elements of folk art, the unrestrained forms of expressionism. Here, the literally golden child and his blue-haired mother are still front and center, because motherhood, to Khizanishvili, is sacred, serious, just like the looks on their faces. But there’s a looseness to the relationship, too. They’re a part of the fabric of the natural world, which is vibrant...except, that is, for the shadowy figure behind them, who may just be there to remind us that wherever there’s light and beauty, there tends to be darkness, too.
Included in the puzzle is an interview with Rusudan Khizanishvili and curator Nina Mdivani along with additional images of Rusudan's most recent work.
About the Artist
Rusudan Khizanishvili lives and paints in Tbilisi, Georgia and has exhibited widely in the West. Her work symbolically examines human individuality, external and internal forces that affect us, moments of passion and contemplation that constitute human personalities and are thoroughly unique. Questions of self-identification, transformation, trauma, rebirth are examined with raw, powerful color and idiosyncratic handling of forms.
Learn more about Rusudan:
- 1,000 piece puzzle
- Four page folded newsprint paper insert included in box.
- Completed puzzle size: 26.5x19.25 in (67.30x48.90 cm)
- Box size: 10x8x2 in (25x20x5 cm)
- Designed in Brooklyn, NY | Printed, assembled, and packed in the USA.
- Made with 100% recyclable materials