Saturday, 14 May 2016

Continents

These ink and watercolour paintings on khadi paper are a documentation of my 'travels'. I have created my own 'maps' of places I have been, seen and lived. This idea came about when I was going through the pile of package paper and receipts I had collected. The process I used to make these works was applying paint, letting it dry, then filing in or outlining the negative spaces with ink.





Monday, 18 January 2016

Silhouettes

I wanted to experiment with line and form, using a minimal approach. I printed and cut out photos I had taken and used black ink for the indication of the figure. Even though it is a simple concept, I like the effect it has. The focus is placed solely on the face because of the simple line, and therefore, there is more emphasis on the expression and emotion of the figure.






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Wednesday, 16 December 2015

Senses

For this series, I wanted to explore the senses. I focused on sight, smell, and taste. I isolated the particular body parts to emphasize them. My aim was to be minimal but yet still create a statement. I used white acrylic paint, pencil, print, package and khadi paper.

'EYE AM ME'- Print, acrylic, pencil, on package paper
'I NOSE'- Print, acrylic, pencil, on Ppackage paper




'SCREAM'- Print, acrylic, pencil on khadi paper 

Tuesday, 10 November 2015

Relationships Between The Drawn And Found Image

This is a sketchbook that I have been working on throughout the year. I wanted to experiment with ready made and hand drawn image. I was mainly inspired by artists Wangechi Mutu, Jonathan Yeo, Guim Tio and Anna Karoliina. It includes images I have found from magazines or other, improvising with drawing, painting, and mixed media.  



Saturday, 11 July 2015

Revival of Great Artists: Frida Kahlo

I recently watched the film 'Frida', and I was astounded. I wanted to pay tribute to this amazing artist. 
She was a very strong and powerful woman who went through a lot, and despite all that, she carried on living and working as best she could. I may use this concept in future works, to portray great artists through myself.


Saturday, 9 May 2015

Masked Identity

I questioned myself, ''Do we need a face in order to have an identity?''
I will try to tackle this question through these photos. The face is the first thing people see and recognize us by. I wanted to challenge myself to create an identity without using the face. The model in this series, Stella Violari, has tattoos on both her hands. This is a part of her identity and can give us a hint as to who she is. Therefore, it is not only the face that can tell us who someone is, but these little details too. The mask also symbolizes ambiguity, we often have to act in order to survive. We hide and do not show our true feelings in order not to hurt ourselves and others.''Is the whole world a theatre and we its actors?''



Here are some other shots from the series:











2o Diversity Art Festival- Famagusta Gate

On the 22-26 April I was part of an exhibition with non-Cypriot artists living in Cyprus, Point- Elenio Project and the rest of my classmates from the University of Nicosia. The space was big and the work was dispersed around the building in an organised and formal manner. It was lovely to see the diversity within every artists' work.

Here is the work I presented:




Some works from other students: