My work explores the idea of the gestural expression of sentiments and especially the ones during the act of supplication. The initiative of my artwork derives from the need to comment on the recent images of refugees in the Mediterranean, begging for salvation. The artworks connect these incidents to the long history of human suffering; the visual expressions of these sentiments have incorporated references to the ancient hand expressions of Byzantine art, the pictorial movements of abstract expressionism, and the monumentality of minimalism. All these approaches are incorporated within the framework of a crucial contemporary (and eternal) problem: the need to survive the disasters of war.
70 x 100 cm