Katerina Tsitsela, Yota, 80 X 150 cm, oil on canvas, 2016
Katerina Tsitsella, Greece
She was Born in Thessaloniki. She studied Fine Arts in Perugia (Italy) at the "Pietro Vannunci" University, at the School of Fine Arts, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in the Department of Fine Arts and Applied Arts with an honors degree and took the Master of Fine and Applied Arts Department of the School of Fine Arts of Aristotle University. Her artistic pursuits, always having as its
starting point the values of painting, led her to experimenting with the use of various materials and mixed technical means. Her work, from the 2000 includes wall-paintings and engravings. He has been awarded international competitions abroad as well as a Biennale. He has made solo exhibitions and participated in many other group exhibitions and international competitions, in Greece and abroad (Italy, Germany, Spain, New York, China, Serbia, Bulgaria, London) and seminars. She lives and works in Thessaloniki.
"I am an artist whose artistic research ranges from painting to engraving. My work delves into human perception of landscapes expressing specific mental situations. They are interpreted psychoanalytically as "internal landscapes" or landscapes of the human soul. My paintings manifest internal dark landscapes in which beams of light invade via them. Thus, they reveal the figures besetting with the present situation of existence through the beholder’s eyes. My interest focuses on search of excessive truth which lies beyond our journey to material. The earthen colours and bold writing display my world showing a theme with rough and imposing touches integrating the surroundings either as internal or as abstract ones. All in all, the body of work is a meditation close to the brevity of human existence." Katerina Tsitsella