What nearly everyone has been deprived of this past year. Touching, along with the need of connecting and communicating through the physical contact, are portrayed in a bold yet sensitive watercolour narrative in Valentini Mavrodoglou’s online exhibition.
The communication of people through the communication of the bodies is being depicted as a first-class matter in Valentini Mavrodoglou’s watercolor works.
The need of communication throughout physical contact, where the body is a receiver and a beacon of the primary exchange of any kind of message is the main matter and is being depicted strongly but sensitively simultaneously in the artists works.
In every piece we can observe a variety of couples that suggest shadow and light at the same time, presence and absence, creating a game of love, a tender desire of a memory or an emotional wound.
The shadowy figures are dominant while they are tumbling at the moment of history of every piece, trying to win space and attention while the black color represents a void, a black hole, an absent figure.
On the contrary, the colorful figure is being suggested as an equal force to the black figure and it symbolises the absolute balance that communicates with the complex of every individual piece. The colors are flowing rich like blood in veins and it contrasts with the ‘shadowy existence’.
These series of works are debating the human need of real communication and/trough physical contact that is beyond erotic relationships and is needed deeply by the community.
Athens December 2020
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