The two-artist exhibition The Day I Never Met You at Galerie Kornfeld, Berlin brings together landscapes in spectacular color and pinpoint detail. The explosive color and dramatic brushwork of Georgian painter Natela Iankoshvili and the painstaking detail and anti-natural black and white of British artist AlexanderAdams form a startling complementary pairing for the first time at the gallery. Bringing together two artists who have never had a chance to meet in person but over the years have continued to communicate through their work.
Natela Iankoshvili (Georgia, 1918-2007), Artist of the Georgian People (1976), Medal of Honour of the State of Georgia (1996), was Georgian painter who lived most of her life as a citizen of the U.S.S.R. She travelled throughout Europe, Cuba and Mexico, recording her travels in art. Iankoshvili is best known for her Expressionist paintings of figures and views of Georgia, which have been exhibited worldwide. The Natela Iankoshvili Museum opened in Tblisi in 2000.
Alexander Adams (England, 1973–), Artist Scholarship of the Francis Bacon Art MB Foundation, Monaco (2018), is an English artist, poet and critic. He studied at Goldsmiths College, London (1992-6) and was artist-in-residence at the Albers Foundation, Connecticut in 2011. Adams is best known for his black-and-white paintings of figures and landscapes. He lived in Berlin from 2007 to 2014; he now lives in England.