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FOTINI CHRISTOPHILLIS

Medium: Painting , Open Studios , Visual Arts

Groups: First Fridays

Contact Information

843-709-1279

[email protected]

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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.

Directions

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.