The curious and intense color correlations encountered by studying the biodiversity and abundance of color in nature constitute the main interest of the artist. She is inspired by the microcosm of insects and flowers, the mysterious world of the sea depths and in her latest projects by the forms of animals contrasted with the reptiles. Looking at the detail and focusing on the themes she reveals a fantasy world. Realism and abstraction coexist with elements of expressionism. Oils and printing ink forming alternate color spots and lines that give movement, rhythm and an energy flow that permeates the works resulting in a dynamic balance and reflecting an optimistic perception.
Peny Manavi was born in 1968. She graduated in 2004 from the Athens School of Fine Arts with professor I. Psychopedis. She has a Physics Bachelor Degree from University of Athens and a Masters Degree in Radiation Physics at UCL from University of London. She has had eight solo exhibitions in Athens, Thessaloniki, Syros and Madrid and has participated in group exhibitions in Greece and in galleries and international art fairs abroad such as New York, Toronto, Osaka, Paris, Madrid, Lausanne, Mannheim and Hamburg. In 2013 she participated in the exhibition «Art en Capital» at the Grand Palais in Paris where she was awarded the distinction “Toile d'Or de l'Année 2013” by “Federation Nationale de la Culture Française”. Her works are in public and private collections in Greece and abroad. She lives and works in Athens. [Biography updated on: 10/3/2016]
Duration: 1/4/2016 – 16/4/2016