The Fougaro Art Center welcomes in the Blue 2 Hall the solo exhibition "Homeland Landscapes" by Emilia Tsekoura, one of the most significant artists of her generation.
The works are characterized by her as "stories of isolation from the era of coronavirus". They are evidence from her personal experience of the recent lockdown, during which she was called upon to face the detachment from everyday life. Her schedule and life were suddenly and completely overturned, as happened to all of us, while this overthrow was experienced in an environment of fear, uncertainty, and darkness.
But how did a creative mind face this whole situation? This new section in Emilia Tsekoura's work is a journey into a highly personal universe, through works that resemble "dreamlike" screenshots. As she herself says, "while staying at home, I travel through reflections, bright painting rays, unexpected games of the sun. These stories, like a moving game, create an alternative universe. Within this universe, I use digital techniques to create compositions, patterns, avatars, my own imaginary world."
The creator shares with us moments from an everyday journey of her imagination, as she manages the familiar landscapes of her home and elevates them into cosmological systems, where every detail plays a fundamental role. The protagonist in all of her works is, of course, the light, as it is captured for a moment and then emitted again as an accelerator of ascension.
Florica P. Kyriakopoulou
Antonis I. Kontroyiannis
March to September 2023
Place - Visiting hours
Fougaro Blue 2 - Tuesday to Sunday, 12:00 until late...
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Mrs. Emilia Tsekoura was born in Athens. She studied at the Group for Communication and Learning in Art (Athens 1978-80), at the School of Fine Arts of the Museum of Boston (1980-84), and at Tufts University, where she completed her degree in Arts and Sciences.
Through differentiated teaching, using therapy through art, as well as teaching for understanding: Project Zero (TFU, Visual Thinking) at Harvard University, Emilia taught from 1988 until 2013 at the College of Athens - Psychico College.
To this day, she has held several solo exhibitions in Greece and the USA, while also participating in many group exhibitions.
The concepts that inspire her originate from her very nature and are expressed autobiographically and expressionistically: Woman, the woman as a Goddess/Idol, birth, creation, the oval, rebirth. The philosophy of constant change in life, nature, and art is always the main principle that determines her work. Symbolism and the translation of the image into archetype have been an element of her work. The egg - the sphere - the circle - the zero or "nothing" and their reflections, the heart, the spiral, the geometries of nature, and many other familiar symbols and concepts appear in various forms, media, and materials throughout her creative journey.
She creates in Athens and teaches at the art workshops of Fougara in Nafplio since 2013.