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Guasch on paper


Guasch on paper


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Andro Eradze

Andro Eradze (b. 1993) is a photographer. He also does public art – The artist shares poetry with people. Writing quotes from favorite poets on the walls, on the buildings is a form of communication, it’s educational as well – those who take no interest in poetry learn from these quotes. The idea came from walking through the city, the artist realized that there was nothing of his own in these streets and decided to make parts of it his. Writing on the facades of the city is one of the best ways to communicate with its citizens. When the walls are telling something to people that pass by them it makes daily life somehow more exciting. Andro Eradze admires and shares poetry of Charles Bukowski, Ana Akhmatova, Otar Chiladze, Karlo Kacharava and Pablo Neruda. According to the artist, Bukowski suits Tbilisi the best. Writing on the walls was the beginning of the sharing process. It is difficult to translate poetry so he chooses to write such phrases that are clear and understandable to everybody. Bukowski has a positive effect on Georgians who are sad but still hopeful and senselessly positive - similar to this poem. This poem is impulsive: it is not necessary to have a special knowledge or conduct an intellectual analysis, you read it and you feel it immediately. Charles Bukowski was an American poet, novelist and short story writer (1920-1994). He worked as a postal clerk before he reached the literary success. Bukowski published over sixty books. The poem quoted by Eradze was published in 2001 in The Night Torn Mad With The Footsteps. Photos by Nia Gvatua