Born in the former Soviet Socialist Republic of Georgia in 1964, Matiko Mamaladze grew up in an artistic household. By the late 1980s, Matiko’s unique color spectrum and painting technique developed under study at the Nikoladze Art School and then at the Academy of Fine Arts in Tbilisi. Often entirely executed with a palette knife, Matiko’s work creates an emotionally charged and deeply meaningful scene.

Different things inspire me. People, nature, mood or simple everyday events. I try to express their internal nature, using colors and emotional line, avoiding a simple copy. The feeling born within the painting is of primary importance for me.