Abjari, 1995


Gotscha was born and raised in Georgia. This sunny country, rich by oldest culture and mythology, known by special lifestyle and traditions has natural influence on his works. Gotscha is working metal armours and small sculptures by means of technology, which has itself very big tradition in Georgia. By archaeologists were found specific Georgian armours, dated from XIII century before Christ. Greek historical of V century BC - Herodotos is mentioning about tradition of armour in Georgia. For Georgians armour is not only the defending attribute, but is also symbolizes the spiritual strength. That can be one of the reasons, why armours sometimes were presented to Christian churches. One of the attributes of Georgian armours is a mail coat, which is made by sticking the rings together.

Zura  Kalanda (Kalandadze), art critic






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