Pirosmani Portrait

Illustration

My Role

Illustrator

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.

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Pirosmani's Paintings

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All Projects

RaizomatProject type

Tbilisi ZooAdvertising / Art Direction / Retouching

TBC - Visa PlatinumAdvertising / Art Direction / Retouching

Ice Tea - GurieliAdvertising / Art Direction / Retouching

CashBackArt Direction / Retouching

Metra - Stay HomeArt Direction / Illustration

Bank of GeorgiaProject type

Rugby World CupArt Direction / Retouching

Enterprise GeorgiaVisual Rebranding / Identity

AtchmatsunaLogo Design / Identity

Inside OutPhotography / Retouching

TBC Bank - HelloArt Direction / Illustration / Retouching

John WrapLogo Design / Identity

Stay at HomeTypography

Social Media MaskProject type

Metra ParkAdvertising / Art Direction / Retouching

EmptinessAdvertising / Art Direction / Retouching

VVineAdvertising / Art Direction / Retouching

Pirosmani PortreitIllustration

Metra DevelopmentAdvertising / Art Direction / Retouching

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

VRiumLogo Design / Identity

Future StarsIllustration

Galleria Tbilisi - Come On InAdvertising / Art Direction / Retouching

Metra Park - To The StarsAdvertising / Art Direction / Retouching

Hair & BeardIllustration

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

Natakhtari - Merry ChristmasAdvertising / Poster Design / Retouching

ACT ResearchCreative / Illustration

Bank Constanta - LoansAdvertising / Creative Direction / Animation

Likani - Easyer Way To Get CoolArt Direction / Retouching

WorknetLogo Design

Overcome YourselfPhotography / Retouching

FIZZY - Soda WaterLogo Design

Beer FestivalLogo Design

© 2020 Abesalom Kavelashvili