Larger Than Life is Georgian-Russian artist Zurab Tsereteli’s first major solo retrospective in the UK, working with Hervé Mikaeloff at Saatchi Gallery, London. Born in 1934 in Tbilisi, Georgia, 2019 marks the 85th anniversary of the artist’s birth. On view are paintings, sculptures and enamels spanning his early years to the present alongside archival video footage that documents the artist’s life and work.
Presenting works across four halls, Larger Than Life will showcase the varied and expansive creative output of Tsereteli’s prolific career, including works influenced from past meetings and relationships with influential Masters such as Chagall, Picasso, Van Gogh and Rauschenberg. With an expansive practice encompassing painting, sculpture and architecture, Tsereteli is a prolific artist whose work is omnipresent across Russia and internationally. He is known globally for his striking, large-scale public monuments which can be seen in numerous cities including London, Moscow, New York, Paris, Rome and Tokyo.