2016 " The day when his shadow was perhaps at its darkest " Ileana Tounta contemporary art center. Athens
2016 " The day when his shadow was perhaps at its darkest "Ileana Tounta contemporary art center. Athens
2013 Invited by Family business . Scarecrow " The falling king " www.chaletsociety.org
Everyday life is strange, when grown in a strange land
Thomas Mann, The magic mountain
My work is based on the emotions we experience in life, by revealing their absurd dimension . I'm interested on how forms and expressions of everyday life can give away the multifarious and contradictory human nature . I shift familiar and more alien elements and organize them again in new narratives enriched by my personal views, placing these elements in situations different than they should originally be
In my drawings vague figures coexist with unknown landscapes. The idea behind my work lies on the decomposition and re-composition of a combination of elements which are opposed, added one on top of the other, merge, so they might at the end express an unstable situation between multiple realities.
I try to bring to the surface a sense of oscillation and uncertainty about where we really stand, through a dialogue of different levels of representation. Forms are linked together by a controlled yet unpredictable development, since the construction process -which is vital for me- is involving association of ideas and successive layers of charcoal until the final image is formed. This escalating process allows the creation of a channel between the conscious and the subconscious.
Katerina Christidi 2016
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