26 April 2017

Featured Artist: Katerina Tsitsela, Greece

Katerina Tsitsela received international recognition at the 2017 Women in the Arts Inc. competition "Celebrating the Genius of Women" at the Orlando Public Library in Orlando, Florida.


Katerina Tsitsela, "Yota Looking...", Oil on canvas, 80 X 150 cm

Artist statement
“I am a landscape artist with a focus on Inner Landscape. My issue has to do with landscapes that express certain mental states and are interpreted psychoanalytically as "inner landscapes" landscapes of the human soul. The paintings reveal my dark inner landscape, in which invade bundles of light, revealing in the eyes of spectator the forms that are deplored from existential situation in which they are found.

My interest is focused in the search of the excessive and eternal truth that is found after completion our trip in matter. My quest is reflected in my paintings through the attribution of light the source of which is not revealed and is out of the painted canvas, implying the transcendent origin. “… Light is one of the names given to God.”

In contrast to the light, the darkness in my work does not declare the simple absence of light, but the autonomous and self-reactive force that keeps the protagonists of my works in an eternal standby immobility and simultaneously readiness for the revelation that follow. The sentimental situation of forms, testimony by the expressionist disposal with which I have used the color and the turmoil caused by the embossed touch and pasted burlap on the surface of the canvas.”

Education Academia di Belli Arti, Pietro Vanucci , Perugia , Italy. Fine Arts of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece Master of Fine and Applied Arts Department of the School of Fine Arts of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
Recent awards and exhibitions John F. Kennedy, Center for the Performing Arts, Collection << HANDICAP >>, Washington D.C, USA 48th Dimitreia Workshop Thessaloniki Laboratory of Visual - Lectures with Delfim Sardo, Howard Caygill and Evantheia Tsantila 2014 Gallery representation Vlassis Art gallery, In Art, Zina Athanasiadou Gallery CHANiaART, Contemporary Art< Museum Chania Olivepress Basilica of St. Mark, Heraklion, Crete, One story five plus one civilizations with the important art exhibition " Only you Rotokrite”



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The Women in the Arts exhibition "Celebrating the Genius of Women" was held March 9-April 23, 2017 at the Orlando Public Library, 101 E. Central Blvd., Orlando, Florida 32801. 

Contact
Mike Donohue 407 835-7483 | Community Relations, OCPL
Maria Guerrero: womeninthearts@gmail.com | Women in the Arts Inc.
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This event is sponsored by Women in the Arts, corporate and private donors, Studio-T Photography, and Baterbys Art Gallery, in partnership with the Orlando Public Library.

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