Eleni Angelou

Eleni Angelou studied at the School of Fine Arts in Athens and at the Staffordshire University, UK from 1994 to 2005. Her work focuses on the meaning of isolation, the human need for personal space and the relationship between the process of creating and the finished object. She is born1974 in Athens where she lives and works.

Eleni Angelou about her work:

Α large part of my work focuses on handwritten text and drawing on paper. An unintelligible word or phrase is repeated in circles in an almost obsessive way. Words and images compose a puzzle in an attempt to retract and unravel fleeting memories.

Art for me is a form of research, an ”investigating activity” as Bruce Nauman described it, that is not about the object but the ability to invent and create. My work is a continuous activity produced through spontaneous events that happen almost naturally in the spur of the moment, depending on my personal circumstances and the place where I am. The uncertain and unpredictable results of my experiments and the new paths they open for me to explore, is what guides me to the next step. I usually experiment with a lot of mediums without having a specific idea in advance of where the practice will lead me. Considering, as Beuys did, ”…intuition as the highest form of reason…”, I let my instinct guide me to the next stage and improvisation to be the theme of the work”.

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