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.