JEMAL (DZEMAL) GUGUNAVA
was born and grew up in Tbilisi – capital of Georgia. He moved to Prague, Czech Republic, in 1992.
Since September 2002 Jemal has lived and worked in Bristol, UK
1967-74 State Academy of Arts, Tbilisi (MFA)
(The faculty of visual arts, design and sculpture)
1969/72/74 - Museum of the State Academy of Arts, Tbilisi, Georgia.
1977 - Solo exhibition. The House of Artists, Tbilisi.
1978-79 - The State Picture Gallery, Tbilisi.
1978 - N. Ostrovski’s museum, Sochi, Russia.
1992/93 - Two Georgian artists’ exhibition, Pegas gallery, Teplice, Czech Republic.
1994 - Family exhibition, National Library, Prague Czech Republic.
2001 - Solo exhibition, Gallery Nora, Prague.
2004 - Clifton Gallery, Bristol, UK.
2003/04/05 - Art exhibition for Friends of the Royal West Of England Academy, Bristol.
Works in museums:
Museum of the State Academy of Arts, Tbilisi (3 canvases, 1 pencil drawing);
Museum of Modern art, Yerevan, Armenia (1 canvas);
N.Ostrovski’s museum, Sochi, Russia (1 canvas)
Private collections in:
Tbilisi (Georgia), Moscow, St. Petersburg (Russia), Jerusalem (Israel), Philadelphia, New York, New Jersey (USA), Bogota (Colombia), Auckland (New Zealand), Madrid, Alicante (Spain), Stockholm (Sweden), Prague (Czech Republic), London, Bristol (England), Leipzig, Berlin (Germany)
Jemal’s works reflect his philosophy of life: contemplation, absorption, harmony and deep reflection, purity, absence of showiness and simplicity of existence. "I always painted and will always paint what I want and how I want and not what is popular and the thing today".