Category: Essays

A short retrospective / Kurze Retrospektive

(Deutscher Text weiter unten) I have always found the forms encountered in nature to be the most powerful carriers of meaning. My work is all about isolating and manipulating those forms in order to reveal it. I work in series and, at first glance, it may seem that I have ventured into different means and mediums through the years. This first impression, however, is […]

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Within me Odysseus dwells.

A raft, a boat, an earthy element one can cling on to in times of turmoil and tempest. The raft is for me a metaphor for the very basic and essential means available to man, to pursue survival, following his preservation instinct. At times, the «raft» may be reduced to the mere human body and […]

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Ashes to ashes, Life to life.

The beginning of 2016 found me opening my new studio in Kreuzlingen, CH. My work, by inner necessity, is inevitably about man; but my inspiration has always been alimented by input from nature. A common question I was asked by people who are familiar with my work so far, was how I could go and […]

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Ο Ελύτης, Ο Πλάτωνας και η Στιγμή

Pruned,  oil on canvas, 120x220cm (Phoenix series) Το φως για ‘μένα είναι η ζωοποιός δύναμη όλης της ζωγραφικής. Μα όταν μιλάμε για το φως το αληθινό, εκείνο του ήλιου, το μυαλό πάει αμέσως στην αποτύπωση της στιγμής. Της εφήμερης και ανεπανάληπτης εντύπωσης των πραγμάτων καθώς λούζονται με χρώματα που μόνο ο ήλιος κάνει να υπάρχουν. […]

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Within Walls in Old Jaffa, Israel

You are cordially invited to the opening of Maria’s Xagorari exhibition “Within Walls” in Light House Gallery 13 Hamigdalor st. Old Jaffa, Israel. on Thursday 01-11-2012 at 19:30 Duration of the exhibition: 01-11-2012 to 19-11-2012 Opening hours: Sun.-Thu. 09:00 – 21:00 Fri.-Sat. 10:00 – 14:00 and 17:00 – 21:00 The exhibition is held under the […]

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