Artist in focus - Oleg Timchenko (1957) is a Tbilisi-based contemporary painter. From 1987–1991, Oleg worked as a painter in the Marjanishvili Theater. During this time, Timchenko and his friends created the theater group called "10th Floor Group". Timchenko's works often create a whole set of contrasting characters – sad angels, tragic dancing gnomes, wonder-struck forest ghosts with childish and non-childish expressions, often decorated with roses, precious stones, and jewelry. He has been considered a “transformer” artist. Oleg Timchenko’s artworks currently held and exhibited at the Georgian Museum of Fine Arts. The Georgian Museum of Fine Arts displays the private family collection of Gia Jokhtaberidze and Manana Shevardnadze, one bringing together 3,500 works by almost 100 artists.