My latest collection of artworks called “Words”
Unveiling the Essence of "Words": A Journey Through Abstract Art
In the realm of contemporary art, where expressions transcend the literal to touch the profound, a new collection emerges to challenge and enchant the beholder. "Words," a captivating ensemble of seven artworks, stands as a testament to the power of abstract expression. This collection, rooted in the philosophical and the mystical, invites viewers on a journey that transcends time, drawing from the depths of Greek mythology and the rich tapestry of Egyptian history.
Abstract art, by its very nature, eschews the representational to focus on the essence. It seeks to capture the ineffable, those emotions, concepts, and sensations that cannot be conveyed through direct depiction. Each piece within "Words" is a carefully crafted symphony of color, texture, and form, designed to evoke a unique response from the viewer. This is the beauty of abstract art—it is a dialogue between the creator and the observer, intimate and personal, always open to interpretation.
The choice of acrylic colors, known for their versatility and vibrancy, adds a dynamic quality to the collection. The impasto technique, where paint is applied thickly to create texture, gives each artwork a palpable presence. This physicality is enhanced by a gloss finish, which catches the light and draws the eye, inviting closer inspection and deeper contemplation.
But "Words" is more than a visual experience; it is an intellectual and emotional exploration. The use of Greek words as titles for each piece serves as a bridge to the past, connecting the viewer to the myths and legends that have shaped human culture.
These ancient stories, rich with heroism, tragedy, and triumph, provide a fertile ground for artistic exploration. They remind us of the power of narrative and the enduring nature of human struggles and aspirations.
The influence of Egyptian history on the collection adds another layer of complexity.
Ancient Egypt, with its profound spiritual beliefs, monumental architecture, and artistic achievements, offers a wealth of inspiration. The civilization's understanding of the afterlife, its pantheon of gods and goddesses, and its artistic conventions all contribute to the depth and richness of "Words."
"Words" is an invitation to explore the boundaries of perception and to engage with art on a deeply personal level.
It challenges the viewer to find meaning in abstraction, to connect with the ancient world through modern expression, and to discover the "something" that lies beyond the surface. In this collection, the artist has created a space where history and mythology, technique and emotion, converge to create a truly transformative experience.
As we stand before each piece, we are reminded that art is not just seen but felt. "Words" encourages us to delve into our own experiences, our own emotions, and our own interpretations. In doing so, it demonstrates the enduring power of abstract art to connect us to the universal, to the timeless, and to each other.
Η τελευταία μου συλλογή έργων τέχνης ονομάζεται "Words", Λέξεις
Αποκαλύπτοντας την ουσία των "Λέξεων" : ένα ταξίδι μέσα από την Αφηρημένη τέχνη
Στη σφαίρα της σύγχρονης τέχνης, όπου οι εκφράσεις υπερβαίνουν το κυριολεκτικό για να αγγίξουν το βαθύ, μια νέα συλλογή αναδύεται για να προκαλέσει και να μαγέψει τον θεατή. Η συλλογή "Λέξεις", ένα συναρπαστικό σύνολο επτά έργων τέχνης, αποτελεί απόδειξη της δύναμης της αφηρημένης έκφρασης. Αυτή η συλλογή, ριζωμένη στο φιλοσοφικό και το μυστικιστικό, προσκαλεί τους θεατές σε ένα ταξίδι που ξεπερνά το χρόνο, αντλώντας από τα βάθη της ελληνικής μυθολογίας και την πλούσια αιγυπτιακή ιστορία.
Η αφηρημένη τέχνη, από τη φύση της, αποφεύγει την αναπαράσταση για να επικεντρωθεί στην ουσία. Επιδιώκει να συλλάβει το ανείπωτο, εκείνα τα συναισθήματα, τις έννοιες και τις αισθήσεις που δεν μπορούν να μεταδοθούν μέσω της άμεσης απεικόνισης. Κάθε κομμάτι μέσα στη συλλογή " Words " είναι μια προσεκτικά κατασκευασμένη συμφωνία χρώματος, υφής και μορφής, σχεδιασμένη για να προκαλέσει μια μοναδική ανταπόκριση από τον θεατή. Αυτή είναι η ομορφιά της αφηρημένης τέχνης—είναι ένας διάλογος μεταξύ του δημιουργού και του παρατηρητή, οικείος και προσωπικός, πάντα ανοιχτός στην ερμηνεία.
Η επιλογή των ακρυλικών χρωμάτων, γνωστή για την ευελιξία και τη ζωντάνια τους, προσθέτει μια δυναμική ποιότητα στη συλλογή. Η τεχνική impasto, όπου το χρώμα εφαρμόζεται πυκνά για να δημιουργήσει υφή, δίνει σε κάθε έργο τέχνης μια απτή παρουσία. Αυτή η φυσικότητα ενισχύεται από ένα γυαλιστερό φινίρισμα, το οποίο παγιδεύει το φως και τραβάει το μάτι, προσκαλώντας στενότερη επιθεώρηση και βαθύτερη περισυλλογή.
Αλλά οι "Λέξεις" είναι κάτι περισσότερο από μια οπτική εμπειρία.είναι μια πνευματική και συναισθηματική εξερεύνηση. Η χρήση Ελληνικών λέξεων ως τίτλων για κάθε κομμάτι χρησιμεύει ως γέφυρα στο παρελθόν, συνδέοντας τον θεατή με τους μύθους και τους θρύλους που έχουν διαμορφώσει τον ανθρώπινο πολιτισμό.
Αυτές οι αρχαίες ιστορίες, πλούσιες σε ηρωισμό, τραγωδία και θρίαμβο, παρέχουν ένα εύφορο έδαφος για καλλιτεχνική εξερεύνηση. Μας θυμίζουν τη δύναμη της αφήγησης και τη διαρκή φύση των ανθρώπινων αγώνων και φιλοδοξιών.
Η επιρροή της αιγυπτιακής ιστορίας στη συλλογή προσθέτει ένα άλλο στρώμα πολυπλοκότητας. Η αρχαία Αίγυπτος, με τις βαθιές πνευματικές της πεποιθήσεις, τη μνημειακή αρχιτεκτονική και τα καλλιτεχνικά της επιτεύγματα, προσφέρει μια πλούσια έμπνευση. Η κατανόηση του πολιτισμού για την μετά θάνατον ζωή, το πάνθεον των θεών και των Θεών του, και οι καλλιτεχνικές του συμβάσεις συμβάλλουν στο βάθος και τον πλούτο των λέξεων."
Η συλλογή" Λέξεις " είναι μια πρόσκληση να εξερευνήσουμε τα όρια της αντίληψης και να ασχοληθούμε με την τέχνη σε ένα βαθιά προσωπικό επίπεδο.
Προκαλεί τον θεατή να βρει νόημα στην αφαίρεση, να συνδεθεί με τον αρχαίο κόσμο μέσω της σύγχρονης έκφρασης και να ανακαλύψει το "κάτι" που βρίσκεται πέρα από την επιφάνεια. Σε αυτή τη συλλογή, ο καλλιτέχνης έχει δημιουργήσει ένα χώρο όπου η ιστορία και η μυθολογία, η τεχνική και το συναίσθημα, συγκλίνουν για να δημιουργήσουν μια πραγματικά μεταμορφωτική εμπειρία.
Καθώς στεκόμαστε μπροστά σε κάθε κομμάτι, μας υπενθυμίζεται ότι η τέχνη δεν είναι μόνο ορατή αλλά αισθητή. Η συλλογή" Λέξεις " μας ενθαρρύνει να εμβαθύνουμε στις δικές μας εμπειρίες, στα δικά μας συναισθήματα και στις δικές μας ερμηνείες. Με αυτόν τον τρόπο, αποδεικνύει τη διαρκή δύναμη της αφηρημένης τέχνης να μας συνδέει με το καθολικό, με το διαχρονικό και ο ένας στον άλλο.
Annita Apostolidou Platis
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Chaos is my first artwork from my new collection called "Words".
(Greek: “Abyss”) in early Greek cosmology, the primeval emptiness of the universe before things came into being or the abyss of Tartarus, the underworld.
Both concepts occur in the Theogony of Hesiod.
First there was Chaos in Hesiod’s system, then Gaea and Eros (Earth and Desire). Chaos, however, did not generate Gaea; the offspring of Chaos were Erebus (Darkness) and Nyx.
Nyx begat Aether, the bright upper air, and Day. Nyx later begat the dark and dreadful aspects of the universe (e.g., Dreams, Death, War, and Famine). This concept tied in with the other early notion that saw in Chaos the darkness of the underworld.
In Hesiod's Theogony, Chaos was the first thing to exist: "at first Chaos came to be" but next (possibly out of Chaos) came Gaia, Tartarus, and Eros.
Unambiguously "born" from Chaos were Erebus and Nyx.
For Hesiod, Chaos, like Tartarus, was also a place, far away, underground and "gloomy," beyond which lived the Titans. And, like the earth, the ocean, and the upper air, it was also capable of being affected by Zeus's thunders.
Chaos (Ancient Greek: χάος, romanized: kháos) is the mythological void state preceding the creation of the universe.
I believe that Chaos is the beginning of everything. Every great change begins from Chaos. After a state of confusion or disorder, you may be reborn stronger. Even in the darkest days, we can survive and we can fly with the wings of hope. We all have wings, but we have to fight and fly high.
Shades is my second artwork from my new collection called "Words".
In literature and poetry, a shade (translating Greek σκιά, Latin umbra) is the spirit or ghost of a dead person, residing in the underworld.
An underworld where the dead live in shadow was common to beliefs in the ancient Near East.
Only select individuals were believed to be exempt from the fate of dwelling in shadow after death. They would instead ascend to the divine sphere, as is reflected in the veneration of heroes.
"In many religions, as in the Greek, light and darkness play an important role. There are many times that through myths, man has tried many times to logically explain various natural phenomena, such as Nyx (night), which in all cosmogonies plays a decisive role."
In Greek mythology, Erebus (Ancient Greek: Ἔρεβος, romanized: Érebos, "deep darkness, shadow"), is the personification of darkness and one of the primordial deities. Hesiod's Theogony identifies him as one of the first five beings in existence, born of Chaos.
According to the Greek poet Hesiod's Theogony, Erebus is the offspring of Chaos, and the brother of Nyx, by whom he is the father of Aether and Hemera.
The secret message of my Artwork is that through shades we can explore ourselves.
Shades can be bold. They can give strength and color in our life.
Sometimes shades and colors, are hidden. Waiting for the right time to reveal their power.
Light is my third artwork from my new collection called "Words".
In Greek mythology, Hemera personified the light of day. Hemera was the daughter of Chaos and Caligus, and sister of Erebus and Night. The Sun God and the Light inspired people and charmed them from the ancient times, until today.
It has always held a dominant position in people's lives. It influenced both artists and people in general. That is why over the centuries it has had an honorable place in the life and in the hearts of people.
In Greek mythology, the God Apollo, Son of Zeus, rode his chariot and crossed the sky every day bringing light to the world.
For the Day (Hemera) there are several variations. She was considered the daughter of The Sun. Elsewhere she is said to have been a woman of the ether and mother of Thunder. But there are other versions, such as that she was a woman of Uranus and mother of Hermes or a woman of Astraeus and mother of the Virgin Astraea.
The secret message of my Artwork is that in the midst of darkness, light persists. It’s important to find the light in the darkness. When you’re going through a rough time, it’s really important that you find the positive things to focus. There are darknesses in life and there are lights. So when you want to reach the light, do not be afraid of darkness, it must be present.
Now is my fourth artwork from my new collection called "Words".
The Horae or Hours were the goddesses of the seasons in Greek mythology.
They were also considered to be the goddesses of order and justice, as well as the wardens at the gates of Mount Olympus. Traditionally, they guarded the gates of Olympus, promoted the fertility of the earth, and rallied the stars and constellations of heaven.
They lead the Sun into the sky when he rides his Chariot.
They presided over the revolutions of the heavenly constellations.
The scarab symbol delivers a profound cultural message through its life stages. They are also linked to the human soul.In Ancient Egypt, the scarab beetle was seen as a potent solar symbol and as an attractor of good fortune. It means creation, renewal, and rebirth.
The secret message of my Artwork is that "Now" is a lot of moments that are influencing the future. Once lost cannot be regained. It is powerful.
You can reborn from ashes in a moment, if you choose wisely.
Nemesis is my fifth artwork from my new collection called "Words".
Nemesis was the goddess of divine punishment and revenge, who would show her wrath to any man who would commit hubris, that is, arrogance before the gods. She was considered a merciless goddess.
The word nemesis originally meant the distributor of fortune, neither good nor bad, simply in due proportion to each according to what was deserved.
The name Nemesis is related to the Greek word νέμειν némein, meaning "to give what is due".
Nemesis is the sister of the Moirai (the Fates), the Keres (Black Fates), the Oneiroi (Dreams), Eris (Discord) and Apate (Deception). In several traditions, Nemesis was seen as the mother of Helen of Troy.
She was known to carry with her a sword, a lash, and a dagger, to enact punishment, but she would also carry scales, a measuring rod, and a bridle that she would sometimes use to ride her griffin (gryphon) drawn chariot.
"Nemesis: the one from which no one can escape"
On the other hand a scarab beetle, is a message of change, be it about improving yourself or a possible change of environment. It is also a call for you to be aware and pay more attention to your surroundings.
It is also a symbol of immortality, resurrection, metamorphosis, and protection in the ancient Egyptian religion.
The secret meaning of my artwork is to pay attention to everything and never be arrogant or ungrateful in life.
Chronos is my sixth artwork from my new collection called "Words".
Chronos was the primordial god of time according to Orphism.
In the Orphic tradition, the unaging Chronos was "engendered" by "earth and water", and produced Aether, Chaos, and an egg. The egg produced the hermaphroditic god Phanes who gave birth to the first generation of gods and is the ultimate creator of the cosmos.
Greco-Roman mosaics depicted Chronos as a man turning the zodiac wheel. He is comparable to the god Aion as a symbol of cyclical time.
The evil eye is a curse from Greek culture that has been passed through many decades and still exists today. While the Egyptian Eye of Horus is a similar symbol of protection and good health, the Greek evil eye talisman specifically protects against malevolent gazes.
The secret message of my artwork is that we can learn to keep time because Chronos doesn't actually exist. This can help us read better our environment and to adapt accordingly.
Keep your eyes open and guard your thoughts. Then negativity will take its place as a powerless force. That is when you will fulfill the purpose you were born to achieve.
Moirai (Fates) is my seventh artwork from my new collection called "Words".
The role of the Moirai was to ensure that every being, mortal and divine, lived out their destiny as it was assigned to them by the laws of the universe.
For mortals, this destiny spanned their entire lives, and was represented as a thread spun from a spindle. Generally, they were considered to be above even the gods in their role as enforcers of fate, although in some representations Zeus is able to command them.
The Fates were originally called Moirai in Ancient Greece. The word moira means “share” or “portion” of something, whether meal, land, or victory spoils (compare this with the English word “merit” from the Latin meritum, “a reward”). By extension, Moirai means “The Apportioners,” the ones who give to each his own (portion of life).
The Fates ruled over Destiny.
The Moirai, usually also known as the Fates of Greek mythology, stand for the idea of destiny in the world of the ancient Greeks.
On the other hand the Tree of Life symbol represents our personal development, uniqueness and individual beauty. Just as the branches of a tree strengthen and grow upwards to the sky, we too grow stronger, striving for greater knowledge, wisdom and new experiences as we move through life. As the Ancient Egyptians say, the Tree of Life explains the divine plan of how people got here and how they should conduct themselves on Earth.
The secret message of my artwork is that we all have a destiny.
Things happen for a reason. We have to hear what the universe says. We will be the creators of our lives.