In Georgia’s Black Sea region, the popularity of graffiti and street art summer festivals are gaining increasing popularity. Whenever you take a walk in central Batumi, colourful walls with hand-painted images inevitably catch your attention. Quite often, such sites become popular tourist destinations and focus points for visitor’s photo cameras. As a rule, these festivals feature not only Georgian but foreign artists as well.
WE OFFER YOU TOP SEVEN WORKS, WHICH ARE TO BE SEEN ON THE STREET OF BATUMI:
#1. SEA SELFIE
The largest graphic work on the territory of Georgia is located in Batumi. The work titled "Sea Selfie", is placed on the wall of the Batumi State University and is one of the most popular places of the city for photo lovers. The author is Dr.Love (Bacha Khoperia).
During a walk through the old Batumi, you can easily come across an interesting interpretation of Van Gogh‘s "Sunflowers" created by Tezi Gabunia.
The artist named " Tamoonz " (Tamuna Tsakhnakia ) was one of the first to paint colourful, distinguished characters in the streets of Batumi within the Graffiti Festival of 2014.
#4.GRAPHIC WORKS ON THE WALLS OF BATUMI STATE MARITIME ACADEMY
The main theme of the graphic works, painted on the walls of Batumi State Maritime Academy by Georgian and Polish artists is related to the marine theme, for the purpose of introducing modern conceptions of urban culture.
#5 DR. LOVE
Pop art in the twentieth century was one of the most popular movements of visual art, and it still has a lot of fans. The artist named st Dr. Love (Bacha Khoperia) created a graphic work in this style, which cannot be missed while in Batumi.
#6 BATUMI BACKYARD STORIES
The fact , that art should reflect everyday life is best felt in the backyards of the Old Batumi, where Musiya Keburia and other artists, within the "Batumi Backyard stories" project have created artworks based on the direct contact with the residents of these backyards.
#7 ARTS AT ALPHABET TOWER
In the vicinity of the Alphabet Tower, one can see a series of works created by the Georgian and foreign street artists during the Graffiti festival in 2014.