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Milly Martionou


An artist living and working in Athens, Greece. She received her degree in Fine Arts painting at the University of Hertfordshire in North London.

Her work, compactly overt and unbreakable, involves a series of “layers” on both literal and figurative levels, flirting with the abstract expressionism. Using techniques known as “dripping” or, in the widest sense of the term, “action painting” often combined with “collage” and under the obvious influence of the American painters Jackson Pollock and Joan Mitchell, the artist communicates her own psyche with a completely personal writing which, unlike that of Pollock, sends an intense message of optimism.

This is a forceful work that mutates under different lighting levels due to the technical positioning of glitters and various crystals. Mysterious landscapes are alternated with dreamy images and lure us in a metaphysical journey to the country of dream and unconsciousness.

Glades, bloomed plains and running streams are framed by branches and tree trunks while also flaming or snowy landscapes succeed each other in a dialectic way that carries the intensity of artist’s creative forces.

Milly Martionou invites us in a world where the forces are in a continuous creative recycling process. The landscapes depicted in her paintings  are imaginary but  always hold a deeper level of reality which she encourages us  to search out.

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