Paintings, 17/03/1997 – 19/04/1997
On Monday, 17 March at 8.00 p.m., Maria Dimitriadi presents the latest work of painter Dora Pulmann at the Medusa Art Gallery.
The paintings on show constitute an attempt to unite life and death —two opposing spheres of expression— into a single thing. In her works the artist tries to transform the absurdity of existence into the beautiful sheen of the inner world, of imagination, making life more tolerable. It is that “sublime” thing that tames the horrible through art (Nietzsche).
Through her own analysis and deeper insight, Dora Pulmann proposes, suggests the eternal essence of existence, and her symbolism metaphorically expresses the original relationship between the object itself and its appearance.
She uses acrylic, charcoal and bright ink to render on canvas the thoughts and passions which have gone through the ethereal prism of art. In her painting, instinct serves as a positive, creative force.
There is also the passage through every birth and beginning towards the light and joy of living, with a kind disposition towards this greatest of gifts, the magnificence of life.
Duration: 17 March – 19 April 1997
On Monday, 17 March at 8.00 p.m., Maria Dimitriadi presents the latest work of painter Dora Pulmann at the Medusa Art Gallery. The paintings on show constitute an attempt to unite life and death —two opposing spheres of expression— intoaaa
MEDUSA ART GALLERY
TEXT: DORA PULMANN
It is an attempt at transmuting the folly of existence into a brilliance of the inner world, of imagination, thus rendering life more tolerable. It is the union of life and death: two opposite spheres of expression in a one-and-the-same creative form. Βy dint of a personal analysis and an in-depth study, the eternity of existential essence is propounded; and through the medium of symbolism, the initial relationship between the actual self and the phenomenon is expressed metaphorically. Thoughts and passions are affirmed, filtered through the etherial prism of art. Each birth, each beginning, constitute a path unto light and the joy of living. Α noble disposition towards this supreme gift, the splendour of life.