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This small gallery located on a narrow street full of interesting art boutiques, vintage shops and an 18th-century hamam in Galatasaray was founded by Ömer Güneş in 1995.
The gallery stages seven exhibitions per year, which are sometimes a bit kitschy with the works exhibiting neo-Ottoman influences. Showcased artists work in the more traditional disciplines of painting, photography, glass, ceramics and sculpture, but artists who fuse some of these disciplines are also appreciated.
The gallery takes its name from the Georgian primitivist painter, Niko Pirosmani, and as such, represents mostly Georgian artists. These include the master painter Gogi Chagelishvili, well-known painter Levan Chogoshvili, the sculptor Gia Japaridze, the photographer Ia Arsenishvili and the veteran artist Mamuka Tsetskhladze. From other countries, there is the Russian artist Ksenia Kravchenko, the Greek painter Christos Countouras and the Istanbul-based artist Elisabeth Strub.