EFI FUNCK Angel 2004 [R/V] - x +

CN: FunE2004ange

MT: stoneware (34x27x17)

IL: Megakles Rogakos 2008, #07

CT: Enigma Gallery, Kifissia - 2006

CM: Efi Funck's artworks in general result from the belief that life is passion and that people need to live intensely with all their senses and forces. Funck's Angel is from a series of heads, which have preoccupied her. It is more realistic than other of her works, but certainly far from descriptive. It is characterized by the abstraction becoming inwardeness, spirituality and tranquility. This is a bust beyond time and gender, as befits an angel. It bends its head during a moment of reflection, prayer or meditation. The face presents a transgression with its soft and tender characteristics. Its eyes are shut in a state of inner vision. Its hair is rendered in such a particular way, as if the head is subject to transformation. The gentle lines that are merely suggested on the body seem evoke the effect of clothing.

The power and expressiveness of the Angel is largely due to the texture and color of the material, which gives the illusion of softness. As a matter of fact, the material is stoneware - a type of clay that is fired at very high temperature (1230º C) and becomes more hard than marble and so resistant as not to weathered. The natural color of stoneware emits a quality of light. On its own the sculpture exudes an aura, which evokes a metaphysical condition. The Angel eloquently expresses the experience of transubstantiation, but the perception of this sense depends on the disposition of the viewer.

[Megakles Rogakos 12/2006]

ROGAKOS, MEGAKLES Silent Dialogues: Multimedia Portraits Throughout Time 2008 The American College of Greece - ACG Art, Athens