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With my current body of work, I am trying to construct a myth-of-self, that casts a negative light on the relationship between the expectations of society and self-examination. I want to pull back the curtain on the delusions and oppressive taboos still preserved within post-Soviet and western societal dogmas. My current paintings reflect my personal encounters as an immigrant woman within the social construct of Georgian culture and its interaction with the western mindset. I want to make an attempt to represent mythological characters and narrative scenarios culled from the social position of woman/young girls in traditional Georgian society. I strive to recognize the radical change of young Georgian women. Feminism is still an exotic phenomenon, unacceptable in traditional Georgian families. However, now things must change.
Yamanidze, Teona, "Hidden (Bad women in a slight hysteric tendency)" (2018). Theses - ALL. 276.