“Almost Full Circle”
06 – 16 June 2019
Vernissage: 7 June, 18 – 21h – 42, Ivan Denkoglu Str, Sofia
“Almost Full Circle” is a tribute to all women. Since the beginning of time, women have had their role defined by society. This series of works celebrates women, stripped of taboos, inhibitions, restrictions and borders and portrays the awakening of their mind and body with the freedom, boldness, sensuality, self-worth and beauty, with no boundaries or limitations. Liberated and untamed, free to explore their desires, fantasies, needs and passions both mentally and physically. Her work represents the modern woman who has redefined herself separate from stereotypes. She is introspective, brave and intelligent and knows her owns strengths and has the power to maximize her potential and minimize her weaknesses. This body of work in black and white personifies the existing simplicity but equally reveals an underlying depth and complexity that is often misunderstood and unrecognized.
Eleni Pittas Gregoriades was born in London, England in 1967. During her studies in London, she attended a photography workshop where she discovered her love for photographic images and the manipulation of developing her photographs further in the dark room. Now living in Greece she has taken these images and transformed them into paintings, replicating an overexposed photographic effect for the viewer. Her monochrome paintings, using in essence only basic black and white, and everything in between, focuses on the visual power of eliminating color and all of the shades in their combination, creating dramatic works that portray detail in their absolute simplicity. By eliminating the color palette altogether, her artwork generates an almost abstract yet graphic timeless cinematic effect. Throughout her journey, she continues to explore the endless possibilities of black and white, concentrating on elements such as composition, value, form, shadow and light. She has exhibited in London, New York, Athens, Cyprus, Thessaloniki Mykonos and Santorini. Her previous artwork series entitled “Soho” and “The Modern Woman” has been featured as illustrations in the poetry book entitled “Martian Grass“ by Vania Daneva. Her artworks are in private collections all over the world, including London, Athens, New York, Rome, Canada, Poland, and Australia.