Copertina: Venia. (Dimitrakopoulou)
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  • Size 24x30 cm
  • Binding Cartonato
  • Pages 64
  • Language Italian, English
  • Year 2019
  • ISBN 9788842224839
  • Price € 25,00
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From the intelligence, the hands and the Greek heart of Venia

Stones turned into faces; iron blades growing into shadows; tissue paper clothes woven with words and red clumps; books folded like accordions; marble spears slicing through the air; shapes, images, colours... Venia Dimitrakopoulou uses these elements to reproduce her inner world. Venia's world is a world of sky and sea, air and sun; it is a real, substantial and stratified landscape of times and places. It is a circuit where one recognises the path, the train of thought, the mark of the matter, of the word and of the image; a world where one can orientate oneself, even when objects and shapes take peculiar dimensions. Even when they lose their contour, dissolving to assume different meanings.Venia expresses herself by reproducing the nature and the real world, trying to realise other dimensions, paying attention to the signs and the details. Within the traces of magmatic substance embedded in the lines carved by her chisel, the artist describes a virtual reality without using unnatural, digital instruments but only natural elements and products.A nature manipulated by the intelligence of the hands. (CATERINA CARPINATO)