Larger Than Life is Georgian-Russian artist Zurab Tsereteli’s first major solo retrospective in the UK, working with Hervé Mikaeloff at Saatchi Gallery, London. Born in 1934 in Tbilisi, Georgia, 2019 marks the 85th anniversary of the artist’s birth. On view are paintings, sculptures and enamels spanning his early years to the present alongside archival video footage that documents the artist’s life and work.
Zurab Konstantinovich Tsereteli was born in Tbilisi on 4th January, 1934. He took a strong interest in drawing and painting from childhood, encouraged by his uncle – the artist Giorgi Nijaradze.
Tsereteli is a tireless worker and experimenter, the producer of many innovative works in painting and graphic media, bronze and enamel, tapestry and stained-glass, print and ceramics. At the same time, he has channelled a major part of his creative energy to philanthropy, education and public awareness of the visual arts.