Art Facts: The Amazing Faces of Eteri Chkadua-Tuite (Chicago Reader)
Eteri’s portraits of female alter-egos blend traditional Georgian techniques with contemporary imagery. Using rich and intense color palettes, Eteri depicts women in peculiar and often surreal surroundings, paying keen attention to their facial expressions and body language.
Each painting is monumental, confrontational, and subversive, and invites the viewer to ponder the story behind the woman on canvas and the woman behind the canvas. She writes some of these stories, which often incorporate Georgian traditions and lore, and includes them on her website.