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A Friendly Environment

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Marlen Karletidou
2008 - 2009

categories: mixed media

"In my work, I strive to determine the environment in question through image. The image is not predetermined but is built progressively, just like a cinematographic film without a script. All the paintings begin and end together. The initial thoughts revolving around what is a friendly environment are reversed in the course of creation. Photographs - documents are incorporated in the works and pose their own questions. The elements of nature, frugal and symbolic, denote the preciousness of their existence.
The cat, a friendly animal to humans, symbolizes both the sun and the moon and fertility in life. The cat plays a leading role in the artist’s work, as an observer and silent reminder. The human presence in the composition of the work writes its own story and sends its own messages.
The image is painted on recto-verso upholstery material, sometimes used so that its the violet side is shown and sometimes used with its more earth-coloured side displayed. The colour of the material was selected in relation to the image, with which it is in a continuous dialogue. The colours are acrylic and are combined with mixed media - collage/photograph and embroidery."
Marlen Karletidou


Works

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Ambrosia

Marlen Karletidou
2008 • mixed media

Αdameva@catsland.com

Marlen Karletidou
2008 • mixed media, embroidery

Remembrance

Marlen Karletidou
2008 • mixed media

Rescuer

CYTA (Cyprus Telecommunication Authority) Collection
Marlen Karletidou
2008 • mixed media

Cat's Club

Cultural Services of the Cyprus Ministry of Education and Culture
Marlen Karletidou
2008 • mixed media

Untitled

Marlen Karletidou
2009 • construction

The Hunter

Marlen Karletidou
2009 • construction

Sofia

Marlen Karletidou
2008 • construction

Cleopatra

Marlen Karletidou
2008 • construction

Fotini

Marlen Karletidou
2008 • construction

Morpheus

Marlen Karletidou
construction