In the Depths of Her Mind
An Art Exhibition
Opening 6-8 pm Thursday the 3rd of June, 2021. (CANCELLED due to Covid restrictions)
Malvern Artists’ Society Gallery
1297-1299 High Street,
“There is never a quiet moment in my mind. It is always thinking of ways to move forward with the many societal mishaps that humans are faced with; with this comes a culmination of art that challenges the questions, Have I done enough? Will it ever be enough?” Stella Grammenos-Dimadis
In the Depths of Her Mind is a collection of 29 paintings that are acrylic, and or mixed media, with gold leaf on Canvas. This collection has been a work in progress for three years.
The images and thoughts are portrayed as figurative paintings that focus on Grammenos-Dimadis’ identity as a woman, mother, wife, friend, artist, filmmaker, business owner, and her navigation of these roles in a Western society that is brandished with brands that consumers, the planet, and women are constantly exposed to.
The figurative images come from within and whilst she references the world, it is only a reference from her inner responses to it. She is influenced by Jung, revelling in the collective consciousness; the symbols, her dreams, as well as the German Expressionists, borrowing the explosive emotions adapted into art.
Inherently the images at first seem childlike and playful, bursting forth with confident brightness, but on closer observation the works are thought out, constructed with symbolic images taken from the Western world that she’s inherited. Gold leaf is placed as a means of enlightenment, drawing the viewer to that which is of importance in some way, embellishing the motifs that are used.
Four different themes run through her work, revolving around nature: separated into animals and flowers, fashion with the impacts of consumerism, and consequently the many uniforms that women wear without knowing, as well as an ode to her Greek background.
The exhibition will run from 5th -13th June. The opening on Thursday night 3rd June will be cancelled due to Covid restrictions.
All are welcome.