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Medium: Drawing & Paper Arts , Painting , Visual Arts

Groups: First Fridays

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In my work, I eliminate specific details to express a dream-like snapshot from my subconscious, a kind of cinematographic film still that arrests the instance between presence and absence. This paradox drives me. I seek to reconcile both ends of the spectrum, juxtaposing bands of color with plays of light and shadow, precise hard edges, geometric forms, and improvisational and fresh brushwork that is both turbulent and free, controlled and sustained. Essentially, the paintings are reflections of my current experience as I seek to understand where I am, where I am going, and how I relate to this place where I find myself in these strange times.

As I develop my paintings, I begin building the surface with thin layers, handling the paint with fluidity like water, and exploring the depth and richness of oil paint through chromatic sensitivity and tonal values. In this way, I hope to bring to the viewer a sense of joy and sensual pleasure of color.

Fotini Christophillis Studio & Gallery is located in the Bank Building Studios in the Village of West Greenville. The gallery presents the work of the painter Fotini Christophillis currently residing in Greenville, SC as was well as featured guest artists. Fotini holds an MFA degree from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts/Tufts University (2016) and a BA in Studio Art and Arts Management from the College of Charleston (2008). She received two Arts Grants from the City of Charleston Cultural Affairs Office to present group exhibitions, including an exhibition as part of the Piccolo Spoleto Festival. Fotini has exhibited her work nationally in galleries in cities such as NYC, San Diego, and St. Louis, as well as the Redux Contemporary Art Center and the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art in Charleston, SC, and at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. Her work has been published in Elle Decor Magazine, Studio Visit Magazine, and other publications and art and literary journals. Fotini's works are in private collections throughout the USA, Canada, and Europe.


From S Main St, take Pendleton St approximately 1 mile into the Village of West Greenville. The Bank Building Studios is on the left across the street from The Anchorage.