As long as I remember myself, I dream. The world of fantasy looks more enticing and true than the real one. I paint in order to create worlds that I like, wasting time in the process, collecting materials for my own studio.

In painting I use ink, watercolor, oil and mixed media. I'm concerned about chaos organization and the network. 2D images are drafts for 3D installations, retaining their autonomy.

At this time I am particularly interested in the connection between people. We are all in a chain. The structure is the same in brain cells, in the computer network, in aerial photography of metropolises, but also in network images in the microscope. Everything is rhythmically connected in one flow.

My research focuses on areas that are related to the concept of the Network as Labyrinth. Important buildings, routes, elements of modern folk culture, galaxies, city personalities and images, city sounds as waveforms, drawings and figures, are linked and presented in Collages / Grid / Network / Labyrinth.

Personal Works (2006-2019):

AUTO-PORTRAITS (2007 to 2009) are black and white ink drawings that build a sculptural space as a network-installation.

INVENTED METROPOLISES / Radar (2009 to 2015) is a painting mapping of urban networks. Flow streams and buildings appearing on a small scale (eg Blue Building Exarcheia, Kapnikarea church, family house in Kyparissia), reveal human activity in the landscapes of the human mind. The network refers to the image of cerebral synapses while depicting a human emotion or a remembrance of memory, in the aggression of the modern urban environment. Time and space are not recorded linearly, but as Rhythm, Mass, or Labyrinth.

In the FACE-SCAPES / EYEWITNESSES section (2014 to 2016) the grid of lines refers to labyrinthine portraits of transparent people that are structured by lines. The color is chosen according to the human feeling depicted.

The Athens by Sight installation (2011) consists of a grid / collage with processed photos of damaged and vandalized Athens road signs. The images were collected in a Facebook group with the same title.

In the METRONOMOS / Junction-Disjunction series (2015-2017), Rhythm is recorded on the basis of the waveforms produced by Sound, with Color characterizing the auditory experience of the human brain. The different sensitivity of the ear to the reception of sound at different frequencies translates into images that appear in modern technology of sound analysis and synthesis. This section includes video projects whose frames are scanned watercolor designs and computer edited.

ASTRO MAPS (2017-2019) include either watercolor thumbnails, or large-scale mixed-art projects that refer to Nebulas, Galaxies, and stellar clusters. The network exists as a result of composing different images in multipliers.

THREE DIMENSIONS CONSTRUCTION AND PLATONIC SOLIDS (2010-2016) The dodecahedron symbolizes the ether. The links of materials that make up the three-dimensional maze network are pliable and removable.

 

 

 


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Eleanna Martinou