Born 1972 in Tbilisi, Georgia. After completing a monumental painting course at the Academy of Arts in Tbilisi, she moved to Berlin in 1995 where she has lived and worked ever since. Eka Sharashidzes photographs primarily thematicise the difference in the architecture of European cities. Architectural details are extracted from their context and combined in photo collages to produce ornamental constructs. They contain the details which the artist considers to be typical for the architecture of each location. By isolating and repeating only a few specific features, her works show in particular the fractured nature of our recollections.
The farther an event lies back in the past, the less we are able to place into context the images which remain in our memories. What remains is a diffuse mixture of visual impressions representing the subjective quintessence of what has been experienced. Text Henrike Büscher