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Monday, March 31, 2008

"Out of formal reasons couldn't be displayed everything in the right size"

Acryl on Canvas, 200x160 cm, Hans Heiner Buhr 2008

Andro Wekua had a cool new show at Gladstone Gallery

his new images here


horse-thief-gathering, originally uploaded by grijsz.

2008, Collage, Marker, Oil on Canvas, Modem, Medicine, Battery
Hans Heiner Buhr

I like the idea, that one could connect the painting via the modem with the Internet, and they could exchange information ;-))

Sunday, March 30, 2008


graf-oto-by-hansi, originally uploaded by grijsz.

The artist Graf Oto von Rubin seen by Hansi

Irma- Queen of Art, Tbilisi

Irma- Queen of Art, Tbilisi, originally uploaded by grijsz.

a divine woman: Irma Sharikadze


opening-heiner1, originally uploaded by grijsz.

Opening Baia Gallery, Tbilisi, 28.Maerz 2008
Photo by Lela:

Saturday, March 29, 2008

Horse Thief Show

Friday, March 28, 2008

I ordered last night the domain
It sounds so cool, that I could not resist ;-) But what to put on it ?

Any suggestions ?, originally uploaded by grijsz.

Thursday, March 27, 2008


work-on-tv2, originally uploaded by grijsz.

... and I was talking the hell out for the Art Club Caucasus International ;-)))

work-on-tv, originally uploaded by grijsz.

on TV Rustavi2, Georgia

Michel Granger: Tank Paintings

Amazing works by Michel Granger

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Whats going on outside ?

Wednesday, March 26, 2008


go-ara, originally uploaded by grijsz.

60x40 cm, Oil and marker on Canvas, 2008

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Imagine, we had a sort of Googleplex for artists


plus some additional facilities included, like Rusiko's New Art Cafe, a Collectors Lounge, Boesner (all stuff for free), Sauna, Georgian Wine and what else ?

Ah, yes, a fast connection Google Black Box Container and some 4WDs for our trips to the mountains of Tusheti...

What else you would need ?

Monday, March 24, 2008


horse-thief, originally uploaded by grijsz.

Collage and painting, 80x60 cm, Hans Heiner Buhr 2008

Thursday, March 20, 2008

What statistics tell us about the Art Club Caucasus

We have about 31 visitors a day now, not very much, ;-) but it will hopefully improve with the quality of our works ;-) but from 52 countries last month !! from all over the world. Most came from Georgia itself, from the US, Germany, the UK, Hungary, Poland, France, Norway. The average visitor stays 41 seconds on our page, enough to get some good Art Flashes into his eyes, I guess...

Somebody from Uruguay did a Google search on the term "why the art club is important" and got a number 1 hit with our page, I hope he/she found a good answer here ;-)

A Spanish Blogger on Germany quoted the post by Holger John about the protests against the new Bridge in Dresden

What else ?

Guy takes part in a show in Sidney

"The work of seven artists resident in either New York or Los Angeles will be on show at GBK from Wednesday 19 March through to Saturday 12 April, exhibiting the extraordinary diversity of the two major art centers of the United States.

Exhibiting are Mark Bennett (lithographs), Ivan Navarro (video and photography), Vincent Ramos (time-based wall installation), Guy Richards Smit (video and watercolours) Seher Shah (prints and drawings), Grant Stevens (video and work on paper), and Rosha Yaghmai (installation and drawing)."


Gallery Barry Keldoulis
Young Street, Waterloo, 2017
Sydney, Australia

Tues - Sat 11-6
+61 (02) 8399 1240
+61 (0) 414 864 445

and Lado Pochkua opened a new blog called artifacts. at

I myself prepare for my Horse Thief Show next week at Baias Gallery and started to put all the related works on an extra blog called

and we have a journalist here right now from a high level German magazine to whom I tell a little about our Club ;-)

Any news forgotten ? Please send.

I hope you are doing fine, best regards, Hans

Invitation, originally uploaded by grijsz.


nez-perce-DVD, originally uploaded by grijsz.

"White man betrayed us" 80x60cm, marker on Canvas, Hans Heiner Buhr 2008

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Nugzari Natenadze

nugzari-natenadze-new2, originally uploaded by grijsz.

a new painting in my collection by Tbilisi based Nugzari Natenadze ;-))
55 x 90cm, Oil on Canvas

Tuesday, March 18, 2008


b6, originally uploaded by grijsz.

a very old image, from about 1996, Kazbegi, made with my old East German Camera Exa 1c


b4, originally uploaded by grijsz.

Another old analog photo, Sno-Valley, 1996

Monday, March 17, 2008

Nez Perce scout E. Curtis

Nez Perce scout E. Curtis, originally uploaded by ride free.

I adore this image, it makes me dream, I want to be that scout, he looks so smart and self confident, I think I must paint this.

Today is the birthday of my dear friend, the Berlin based Dutch painter Gert Folmering. Happy birthday Gert !


Geraniums, originally uploaded by Kobayashi 小林アンドレア.

Geraniums, watercolour on washi 55cms x 80cms, 2008 by Andrea Kobayashi

Sunday, March 16, 2008


new-still-life3, originally uploaded by grijsz.


the-horse-thief5, originally uploaded by grijsz.

Saturday, March 15, 2008


me-as-russkaia-babushka, originally uploaded by grijsz.


shepherds-bed1, originally uploaded by grijsz.

The sleeping bag is from Poland, my mother gave me at my 13th birthday, thus its 30 years old, fantastic gear...


horse-thief-sayat-5true-big, originally uploaded by grijsz.

remake from a lost digital collage caused by hardware failure

Friday, March 14, 2008


field-operation-5-opt1400, originally uploaded by grijsz.

by Hans


portrait-of-horse-thief, originally uploaded by grijsz.

found stone from the Shiraki Steppe

The Morning cigarette

morning-cigarette, originally uploaded by grijsz.

Shiraki, Steppe Region Georgia, Caucasus, Hans Heiner Buhr 2008

Avto Meskhi: Collage

avto-01, originally uploaded by grijsz.

Rustavi-Tbilisi, 2008

For our non-German speaking members

the below photos by Holger John show protest actions against a new bridge to be built over river Elbe in Dresden. The huge project will harm the skyline of the world-famous Baroque Ensemble and UNESCO will remove Dresden's title as "World Heritage site" as a response to the project. The resisters argue a tunnel instead would be a better idea, or less tolerance for auto cars at all could be a more citizen oriented politics.

To put Dresden here at this blog, is a very good decision, because we, the Caucasus and related artists, care for you, Dresden !


Thursday, March 13, 2008

Ushangi Khumarashvili: Spring

ushangi-vessnia-opt, originally uploaded by grijsz.

"Spring" by Ushangi Khumarashvili, Tbilisi 2000, Oil on Canvas, 50x40 cm

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

New Member: Tesa (Nino Bardzimashvili)

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I am proud to show you some works of our new member tesa

She gives as some information about herself as follows:

I'm Nino Bardzimashvili from Georgia, but i'd like to call me tesa as an artist. I'm 23 years old. My profession is translator and philology. I graduated from Tbilisi State University, faculty of Humanities, Literatural relations and Translation. Also faculty of Scandinavistic studies, Norwegian language. I translate literatural works from Russian, English, Norwegian and have translated some verses from Polish. I'm interested in art. I paint(selftought),write and do a lot of things by hand. I like traveling, hiking, photo art, music, reading.......
I have a lot of ideas about spending time interesting and expressing myself in an artistic way.
I'd like to be connected with people living with art.

Maybe Nino can help as with translations in Tusheti as well.

You can contact her at

flock traffic shiraki

flock traffic, originally uploaded by grijsz.

more images here

Monday, March 10, 2008

DANCE by Brock Neilson

DANCE, originally uploaded by Brock Neilson.


hashbasha, originally uploaded by grijsz.

Thursday, March 6, 2008

SCULPTOR: Horse By Schota Schalamberidse

Photo on March 5, 2008 by Raymond Zoller
Der Künstler Schota Schalamberidse; Näheres (in Deutsch und Russisch) siehe unter

Художник Шота Шаламберидзе; более подробно см. по адресу (на немецком и на русском)
View more as slideshow >>>

Still Lifes from Georgia, Caucasus 1996 - 2008

Herders Camp, Tusheti 2007

Restaurant Racha, Tbilisi 2007

Winter Fish, Gori 2005

Vegetables, Gurgeniani 2007

I put up some Still Lifes from the last years, see the full series here

Best regards, Hans

Wednesday, March 5, 2008


80 x 60 cm Öl auf Leinwand