The primary aim of the works is to move the viewer with their color. Color is the starting point for their creation. It overwhelms the artist internally overflowing and captured on the canvas. Emphasis is given on harmonious relationships of colors and proportions so that the works portray feelings of serenity and bliss with one look. The form follows the shapes of colors. Images jump up through color. The texture is an integral part of creation and is intensified by deliberate distinct movements of the spatula. The vivid relief created emits the energy of the hand and in many cases gives the impression of textile. The pure geometries and balanced structures reveal the architect behind the painter. So does the frequent depictions of buildings defined minimally through openings (windows, doors) that peek through the paint.
Alexia Spanoudaki was born in Athens in 1975. She studied architecture in the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) and got her masters degree from Bartlett School of University College London (UCL) where she had a scholarship from The State Scholarships Foundation (Greece). She worked as an architect in Athens and in Amsterdam while the last years she is involved professionally in real estate. She was involved in ceramics and black and white photography with participation in group exhibitions. She designed the prize for the Greek Graphic Design and Illustration Awards and has illustrated the book “A Fairy Tale Even for Little Children” (En Plo Editions, 2006). She paints from a young child – the last five years with oil on canvas. Her works can be found at the art shop of the Tsichritzis Visual Arts Foundation in Kifissia, Attiki, Greece. [Biography updated on: 24/5/2012]
Duration: 11/11/2011 – 2/12/2011