Street Art in Georgia: Modern, Diverse and Thought-Provoking
AUBG student photographer Tamar Chanidze takes us on a street art tour in her home country Georgia.
Considering the long history of graffiti, this artform only became popular in Georgia in the early 2000s. Currently, there are about 10 well-known street artists in Georgia who use various techniques to paint graffiti and murals across the country, but mostly in Tbilisi (the capital city) and Batumi (the seaside city).
Street art at Fabrika HubSpot
Fabrika HubSpot is an old factory turned into a modern urban space with a hotel, cafes, artist studios, and much more. Located in Tbilisi, it is one of the best places to view modern street art.
The “Sea Selfie” mural was painted in 2015 by street artist Bacha Khoperia who is also known as Dr. Love. The mural is located on the wall of Batumi Shota Rustaveli State University. It is one of the largest pieces of street art in Georgia.
Street art by Lamb
Mishiko Sulakauri, also known as Lamb, is Georgia’s most prolific street artist. The majority of his artwork features white or blue lambs and can be found in both Tbilisi and Batumi.
Street art at Batumi Sea Port
In 2014, during the Grafikart mural festival, local and foreign artists painted the concrete wall surrounding the Batumi sea port. Most of the artworks there feature abstract scenes with bold lettering.
Street art around Batumi
There are a lot of other examples of street art located in different parts of the city. The ones below are my personal favorites.