ELENI CHRISTODOULOU Snakes and Ladders 2008 [R/F] - x +

CN: Chri2008snla

MT: acrylic spray on wood (140x110)

TX: inscribed with felt pen at rear upper right in English <To my Alma Mater Pierce College / Eleni Christodoulou "Snakes and Ladders" 2008>

CT: The Breeder System, Athens - 2009

LC: ACG - Arts & Sciences, Sociology Office #501

CM: Eleni Christodoulou creates abstract art. She is interested in modernism because at its time culminated abstraction. Modernism set the foundations for the matters that still preoccupy those concerned with abstraction today. Christodoulou admires especially the designs on fabrics by great modernists - such as Marimekko Corporation of Finland and Verner Panton of Denmark - who followed the peak of the art of their time. The achievements of modernists are recyclable and many of their elements are still current today. Christodoulou appropriates the pieces of information from this period, which come to her in the form of fragments or distortions.

In the present work Christodoulou articulated a composition inspired by pieces of designs as they are seen around us - in modern fabrics, in comics, but also in nature. First she created the background using various sprays that bring out the feeling of a strange space. The layer above was created on a mask, whose pattern plays with spatial relationships. When the mask was removed a composition was revealed that creates a visual game between straight and curved lines, closed and open patterns, near and distant, areas. The unruled geometry and the transient color yielded a volatile 'topos' that resembles the surface of the game known as 'Snakes and Ladders'.

[Megakles Rogakos 04/2009]