Article Number: 1012
Soft Cover, German, Thread Stiching, 24 Pages, 2008, Nieves
Andro Wekua

Shadows on the Facade


Georgian born and raised artist Andro Wekua (Sochumi, 1977), and now Zurich based, has been depicted as a master of suggestion, of small gestures. His narrative structures are deadly focused on their targets, yet remain astonishingly open.

Wekua locates his drawn, collaged or sculptural images in a No-Man's Land between East and West, aesthetic exactness and improvisation, confidence and melancholy. He creates his own highly visual scripts which play with his past and stylize it into fiction.

Shadows on the Facade is Wekua's second monograph published by Nieves and the first in full color, showcasing some of its most recent production. Wekua's work has been selected to take part in the forthcoming prestigious 55th Carnegie International exhibition, curated by Douglas Fogle in Pittsburgh (May 3rd, 2008 to January 11th, 2009).