I am intrigued and driven by the journey from the narrative to the image, this journey guides the exploration of form, colour, perspective and depth in the overlapping consecutive layers.
The narrative feeds the different layers of the painting, just as in the conventional way of designing on tracing paper, transporting words onto the canvas.
The narrative is constructed much like designing, from observation, to research, to sketching, and finally to testing the proposed solution.
I use printing rolers, and I mix the paint directly on the canvas, the words transcend through the different media and the outcome informs the text. As a response the narrative is updated and consequently another layer is created on the canvas. This dialogue eventually concludes.
i was born in Athens and I now live and work in London. My background is in design. I studied architecture and landscape architecture.
I begin the exploration by writing a narrative without any other starting point but a glimpse of a mundane point of the ordinary, the everyday.
For this particular series, my starting point is once more a moment that most of us have experienced. Washing your hands or brushing your teeth, the water trickles on the inside of your forearm. The water travels through the cuff of the shirt or jumper. The water penetrates to the next layer. Ordinary, every day, pulling the sleeves back to prevent it but we are still defeated.
The narrative is exploring this moment in time and from it the first layer appears on the canvasses. I work on all the canvases simultaneously and that allows me to return to the text and work in it my discoveries from the first layer of the acrylic paints. The “dialogue” between the text and the painting will continue for several moments.
With time and observation, the “conversation” evolves and the project progresses. Layers of emotions are added to the canvas and words are taken off the narrative.