22 October to 14 November 2015

Ekfrasi-yianna grammatopoulou gallery presents the exhibition of Titika Salla entitled CHARTOGRAFIES:  dialogue with Friedrich

 “…If nature were not beautiful, it would not be worth knowing, and if nature were not worth knowing, life would not be worth living." (Henri Poincare)

In this phrase the content and substance of LIFE, of human life, is recorded, as inextricably linked with the nature, which it is part of.  The astounding power and grandiosity, has been attributed at times to divine powers, has been personified and worshipped with ceremonies and  celebrations that venerated the perpetual cycle of reproduction and fruiting, life and death  has been portrayed in a variety of ways by plenty of artists. However, the course of civilization today, more so than ever, is exposed to serious threats. The future looks extremely gray.  This ominous future with very small flashes of hope is reflected in the series of works of T. Salla entitled "Cartographies: dialogue with Friedrich». The pictures-landscapes, most of them in similar size, are worked in naturalistic tonal scales of gray on the wood surfaces, and are reformed to a human body. They are accompanied by symbols that make glimpses of hope by coloured interferences within the domination of gray. The realistic, but also imaginary pictures, with clear stimuli mentioned in the titles, are illustrating the strong emotions and the charm nature has on the artist. This fact is found also in her entire work, but it is found with particular emphasis in this series of works presented at ekfrasi Gallery.   

Artist CV

She was born in Heraklion, Crete. She studied Printmaking, Painting and Ceramics at the School of Fine Arts. She is Professor Emeritus in the Teaching of Art in Fine Arts at the Athens the School of Fine Arts,  where she worked as lecturer from 1998 to 2015. The artist's work has been presented in eleven solo exhibitions and many group exhibitions in Greece and abroad. Her works belong to private collections and museums. Her scientific work has been presented at scientific conferences and workshops. She has authored and edited books and edited volumes, she has translated scientific texts. She has also participated into research projects and workshops.