Big Manifesto

fabric, acrylic, ink, newspaper cuttings, glass paint on found wood

Classically trained, however, an active explorer of boundaries and limitations, my work is a reaction.

Creating familiarity by the use of referential imagery my work aims to create anthropomorphic connections and raise questions on socio-political issues of our times.

Using the canvas as a mean of captivity, and floating between figuration and abstraction, my work resembles a caricature of a sculptural object, which failed to escape its two dimensional surface.

The use of thread is analogous to the ancient Greek myth of the three fates and each thread reference a human life; clusters of thread represent societies. 

Pointless Self-Portraits

series 1-5

 

fabric, acrylic, ink, pigment, thread on recycled canvas

 

Feeling overwhelmed with the current political upheavals and social disorders around the world and with an underlining sense of helplessness to make a significant positive change or contribution, I decided to create a series of artworks, which express these momentary feelings at the point of creation.

 

The work is an abstract depiction of an array of characters (human and none), personifying thoughts and feelings, through which I am striving to connect and understand the current world.

 

Using a contrapuntal method of contrasting eye pleasing colours and distorted forms, my work has an element of an optical illusion, which I use to lure the viewer and communicate my feelings and frustrations.

Ripped series 1-3

fabric, acrylic, ink, newspaper, glass paint, pigment, thread on recycled canvas

 

 

These works had been created during the outburst of the Greek economical saga and were inspired by the immediate and dramatic effect they had to the general public of the country. The elements composing the paintings are symbolic to failing economical system and the desolation it brought to the people.

 

Whilst there works encompass the general idea of poverty and fiscal segregation, there are also reflecting my personal experience through my family’s and friend’s struggles ever since.

 

Greece is one in many countries facing such issues and there are many ‘hidden chapters’ in this financial regression which need to be identified and linked to the global economical strategies and agendas.

I, me, soul, ...and you?

...they live in my head...

fabric, acrylic, ink, pigment, thread on recycled canvas

In our post-modern society the phenomenon of multi-identities, such as national, social, social media, personal etc. is growing rapidly. 

After the Renaissance, where the man was at the centre of everything, our identity has been defined by our social environments. Nowadays these environments have been multiplied and its only in relation to each of them that our personal identities are created . 

 

I, Me, Soul are pointless self portraits reflecting the need of belonging in these diverse social environments. 

Forget me not

series 1-4

white thread, ashes on white paper

 

 

The white thread on white symbolises elements of our lives which are omnipresent and surround us but we either forget or ignore.

 

Using portraits of children this work aims to highlight the lack of reflection of our actions and the effect they have to the future of the next generations.

 

The remnants/ashes of civilizations, the thread of a course that wears and weakens in our memory, is reflected in this work.

Invisible...but                  omnipresent

white thread on canvas

 

 

Deptford possesses an extensive and controversial past, which shaped the history of London. From the reign of Henry VIII to the industrial revolution, the Deptford area has been a terrain for key events on London’s historical timeline.

 

In present times, few direct references are left in place reminiscing the historical wealth of the area, which are either reclaimed by nature or left decaying waiting for regeneration.

 

Looking into this expansive history and collecting the traces of it from the remaining archaeologies, memories and stories carried to the present, these works create a trail through the histories of Deptford.

 

The project, which these works are part of, aims to further the knowledge of the historical value of the area and offer a platform for discussion over history preservation, regeneration and area development attuned with the local community.

Dot series 1-11

 

fabric, acrylic, ink, newspaper cuttings, glass paint on found wood

Observations, stories and testimonies, personal experiences and global news fuel my work, as I am interested in examining the dynamics that form social relationships, current political and economical affairs and shape our environmental consciousness.

 

My work documents the findings of this examination and aims to construct a platform for discussion and stimulate reflection on current socio-political issues.

 

Index

series 01001-01011

toner ink on paper

 

Misspelled society 

digital painting, c print on aluminium