Picture: Ellie Lasthiotaki
Greek up to date artist Ellie Lasthiotaki returns to Gallery1819 for her sixth and newest solo exhibition, Ethereality.
Sensed as visible poetry, the exhibition illustrates Lasthiotaki’s private option to “see the wonder, ardour and empathy of the world we reside in.” Ethereal originates from the Greek phrase for “Ether”, which symbolises the clear sky and weightlessness in Homer’s Greek.
Ode to Glowing Recollections of Class, 2022 150cm x 100cm Acrylics, Pastels, Charcoal on Canvas
Hailing from the island of Crete in Greece, the ocean and its tales have been an integral a part of Lasthiotaki’s notion of the world. Nature isn’t nonetheless, and for the artist, that is her method of capturing a second — a selected feeling, that break up of a second or a secret that Lasthiotaki would lengthy neglect.
On Gallery1819’s website, Lasthiotaki shares that portray immortalises what goes past the tangible and apparent. “My artwork is about every thing that influences my life, a spot, an individual, a thought, a sense of affection, anger or exasperation, probability and lightweight.”
Charming Infatuation, 2022,
147cm x 84cm,
Acrylic, Pastels, Charcoal on Canvas
At present primarily based in Singapore, Lasthiotaki’s work is a modest enterprise in bringing ahead her childhood. The emotive and expressive inventive yearns to construct the bridge with nature and features. She liberates her psyche and confronts distressing composite experiences via her panoramic work and sculptures.
Charming memory of scented fragments, 2022
150cm x 100cm
Combined Media, 24K gold leaf
In Ethereality, Lasthiotaki makes use of scribbling and abstraction alongside an unlimited spectrum of media. Her inventive type and skill to switch viewers to locations the place the magic occurs is what made her painterly type so recognisable within the artwork scene. Using and channelling Nature, Lasthiotaki acts because the everlasting hyperlink between people and earth, from soporific daylight and spirited waves to dancing bushes and effervescent colors.
The brand new physique of works is a real effort to “humbly attempt to suppress the bellicose selves and as an alternative reconnect with the inside selves from visible stimulation.” In Lasthiotaki’s visible language, the artwork items embody her intuitive have to encapsulate feelings, house and the sensation of ethereality. The artist’s charming works exhibit that every thing is feasible in a up to date context and name for viewers to narrate and be moved.
Lasthiotaki has held a number of solo and group exhibitions in Singapore, Taipei, Shanghai, Chicago and Dubai. She is a twice finalist on the prestigious Worldwide Artist Grand Prize Competitors at Art Revolution Taipei and has a robust base of followers and avid collectors. See Lasthiotaki’s earlier artworks on her web site here.
Ethereality occurs from 2 April to 7 Might 2022.
Location: Gallery1819, 315 Outram Highway, #02-04, Tan Boon Liat Constructing, Singapore 169074
Opening Hours: 11am — 7pm
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