The journey of self-awareness is riddled with possibilities and boundaries, which stimulate an ongoing internal dialogue.
The journey of self-awareness is riddled with possibilities and boundaries, which stimulate an ongoing internal dialogue. For Elena Tsigaridou, in this journey, decisiveness turns into inspiration and honesty to exploration. Honesty is represented through the geometrical shapes; a circle, a cube become symbolic signs that reference the daily grind. Young, nameless heroes, possibly from the artist’s own personal circle, enjoy a reasonable co-existence with lines that either converge or diverge. Childhood acts as Tsigaridou’s vehicle for a journey to the past, which facilitates an approach towards the present and its reality.
Colour, in this circle of works, is portrayed as a need – one which entails abstraction to reach detection. The composition’s realistic elements are not the main objective. Instead, the abstract features in colour constantly cause a surprise to the artist, whether they are created with a fluid medium like paint, or a solid one, like thread. Both are perceived to what is apprehended by the viewer. The mythical element is not overlooked, since the royal crown, depicted in some of the works, marks the journey’s starting point.