“Phantasms of the Mediterranean”, 11/01/1990 – 09/02/1990
“Phantasms of the Mediterranean”
11 January – 9 February 1990
The work “Phantasms of the Mediterranean , by Marianne Strapatsakis who are exposed in Medusa Art Gallery and The Frence Institute of Athens, is a truly original work. The difficulty that Strapatsakis successfully overcame, was ancient times and everything that defines this era seen from a sentimental point of view. Freed from complex feelings towards the past and with extraordinary originality, the artist uses architectural elements from the Temple of Aphaea that intercept her visual environments. The focus is put on the way that she transforms and recomposes the given situation in an illusory and figurative manner. On surfaces that move creating illusions, through repeated reflections, the images are transposed and reconstructed, presenting fluid images of the cultural womb of the Mediterranean. Her video art, plexiglas and water, present a complex language of expression, where the various levels feed, and at the same time undermine one another, creating new structural elements, like organic articulations of a vertebrate generative structure.
Epohi, 4 February 1990