Pirosmani Portrait


My Role


Niko Pirosmani was a Georgian self-taught naive painter who rose to prominence only posthumously. With his unique characters-merchants, workmen, shopkeepers, commoners-and particular focus on social aspects of his time, he is admired both in Georgia and the rest of the world. 

This illustration is a fusion of elements from his paintings, which I took the time to recreate specifically for this project. If you look closely, this is an optical illusion of sorts-just a portrait at a glance and an infinite source of peculiar details, once you zoom in.

What makes this piece special is the fact that each element is quintessentially Pirosmani-even if you stumble upon a single one, you are bound to know that it has been taken from his paintings. 
The illustration was also used for Georgian cognac packaging.


Pirosmani's Paintings


All Projects

FreedomProject type

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2022Project type

TBC - Visa PlatinumAdvertising / Art Direction / Retouching

SpookProject type

RaizomatProject type

Stay at HomeTypography

Ice Tea - GurieliAdvertising / Art Direction / Retouching

Tbilisi ZooAdvertising / Art Direction / Retouching

LogosLogo Design

Metra - Stay HomeArt Direction / Illustration

Rugby World CupArt Direction / Retouching

Bank of GeorgiaProject type

AtchmatsunaLogo Design / Identity

CashBackArt Direction / Retouching

Metra ParkAdvertising / Art Direction / Retouching

John WrapLogo Design / Identity

Enterprise GeorgiaVisual Rebranding / Identity

TBC Bank - HelloArt Direction / Illustration / Retouching

Social Media MaskProject type

Inside OutPhotography / Retouching

EmptinessAdvertising / Art Direction / Retouching

Pirosmani PortreitIllustration

BIAFF - 9th Film Festival PosterAdvertising / Poster Design / Paper Craft

Galleria Tbilisi - Come On InAdvertising / Art Direction / Retouching


Metra Park - Decision is UP to youAdvertising / Art Direction / Retouching

Natakhtari - Tbilisi Beer FestivalCreative Direction / Illustration

Borjomi - Our Message To The WorldAdvertising / Art Direction / Retouching

ACT ResearchCreative / Illustration

Bank Constanta - LoansAdvertising / Creative Direction / Animation

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