About this artwork

My new body of work is represented in a series of colourful paintings which create a balance between expressive abstraction and figurative form, while the arrangement somehow suggests the notion of dream like states. The emerging images are the unexpected result of an attempt to alter intangible notions into an energising visual experience.
I am very interested in the transition that takes place when a person steps out of the social context and enters the private space.
The room has created intrigue for me, as a concept, throughout this series.
With the idea of juxtaposing privacy, against that which is public, deep meanings of personal items and belongings, as well as the feeling gained, like in a certain sound, are all an aesthetic cradle in stimulating my creative considerations.

The human figure is represented by whimsical female characters who sit comfortably in their private space; resting, contemplating, dreaming, almost meditating and unaware of our presence. Lyrical and somehow primitive at the same time, these enigmatic figures aim to capture the unique and complex relationships individuals have within their own lives.
My subject matter is distinctively contemporary.
These pictures originate in personal experience yet also address universal, social and humanitarian ideas of communication and self-identity.
People are accustomed to binary, two-category juxtaposed thinking: hot and cold, up and down, myself and them. Yet, in these pictures duality has been cancelled.
The body does not come as an incongruity to the space around it, nor does it exist apart: but together they blend forming a whole new entity. The events all take place in a moment of interlude from our known concept of time.

Throughout this series, there is an expressionistic urge that generates movement and makes a playful mood out of this tailored chaos. The vibrant, full colours are strangely empathetic to the digital aesthetics of recent years, and the new media culture is celebrated throughout them.

As is our personality a layered structure with changeable content, my paintings put on display a diversity of vital elements that go back and forth, as we shift our view point from one place on the canvas to another.
It is a timeline that allows us to intuitively explore the wide variety of possible interpretations.
They are appealing invitations for others to project their own stories upon them.
In an increasingly fluid and complex world, new tangible relationships have been formed and this is what I am willing to capture.

Aphrodite

Painting
Acrylics on canvas.
100 x 120 x 3 cm
€3,200
Ships in a cardboard box and ready to hang from Greece. Credit card, bank transfer and PayPal accepted.

About this artwork

My new body of work is represented in a series of colourful paintings which create a balance between expressive abstraction and figurative form, while the arrangement somehow suggests the notion of dream like states. The emerging images are the unexpected result of an attempt to alter intangible notions into an energising visual experience.
I am very interested in the transition that takes place when a person steps out of the social context and enters the private space.
The room has created intrigue for me, as a concept, throughout this series.
With the idea of juxtaposing privacy, against that which is public, deep meanings of personal items and belongings, as well as the feeling gained, like in a certain sound, are all an aesthetic cradle in stimulating my creative considerations.

The human figure is represented by whimsical female characters who sit comfortably in their private space; resting, contemplating, dreaming, almost meditating and unaware of our presence. Lyrical and somehow primitive at the same time, these enigmatic figures aim to capture the unique and complex relationships individuals have within their own lives.
My subject matter is distinctively contemporary.
These pictures originate in personal experience yet also address universal, social and humanitarian ideas of communication and self-identity.
People are accustomed to binary, two-category juxtaposed thinking: hot and cold, up and down, myself and them. Yet, in these pictures duality has been cancelled.
The body does not come as an incongruity to the space around it, nor does it exist apart: but together they blend forming a whole new entity. The events all take place in a moment of interlude from our known concept of time.

Throughout this series, there is an expressionistic urge that generates movement and makes a playful mood out of this tailored chaos. The vibrant, full colours are strangely empathetic to the digital aesthetics of recent years, and the new media culture is celebrated throughout them.

As is our personality a layered structure with changeable content, my paintings put on display a diversity of vital elements that go back and forth, as we shift our view point from one place on the canvas to another.
It is a timeline that allows us to intuitively explore the wide variety of possible interpretations.
They are appealing invitations for others to project their own stories upon them.
In an increasingly fluid and complex world, new tangible relationships have been formed and this is what I am willing to capture.

Aphrodite

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