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Obsessed with delicacy and lightness of Paper and its transformation ability to deferent shapes and forms, I create surrealistic, dream worlds with symbolic representations and emotional intensity. My work focuses on mixed media on paper as well as on an almost meditative cutout process. The use of coloured pencil and dry pastels makes possible a certain lightness of texture and the creation of some details that claims my obsession with the multiple of the symbolic metamorphosis, a recurrent theme in the animistic, alchemistic principles.
The works explore the notion that all living creatures are interconnected and that every element in the internal and external world stems from the same source. “Nature contains a part of us and we contain a part of nature.” “There is an unseen connection between us all.”
The fragile paper dioramas are presented as tangible pieces of my imagination, make their presence in the physical world as thrifty constructions and permeable spaces. It is a "structured chaos" that balances between the geometry of matter and the spontaneous gesture. A world of powerful silence that try to organize a birth of some other mystical reality of fragility and beauty.
The structure of my works is similar to the structure of a dream that happens underneath the rational surfaces. It is about the Transfiguration from the Hidden into an image. Tries to carry a strange and delicate look at the world around us, a vision shifted between what is perishable, ephemeral, fragile and fascinates us.
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ABOUT ME
Obsessed with delicacy and lightness of Paper and its transformation ability to deferent shapes and forms, I create surrealistic, dream worlds with symbolic representations and emotional intensity. My work focuses on mixed media on paper as well as on an almost meditative cutout process. The use of coloured pencil and dry pastels makes possible a certain lightness of texture and the creation of some details that claims my obsession with the multiple of the symbolic metamorphosis, a recurrent theme in the animistic, alchemistic principles.
The works explore the notion that all living creatures are interconnected and that every element in the internal and external world stems from the same source. “Nature contains a part of us and we contain a part of nature.” “There is an unseen connection between us all.”
The fragile paper dioramas are presented as tangible pieces of my imagination, make their presence in the physical world as thrifty constructions and permeable spaces. It is a "structured chaos" that balances between the geometry of matter and the spontaneous gesture. A world of powerful silence that try to organize a birth of some other mystical reality of fragility and beauty.
The structure of my works is similar to the structure of a dream that happens underneath the rational surfaces. It is about the Transfiguration from the Hidden into an image. Tries to carry a strange and delicate look at the world around us, a vision shifted between what is perishable, ephemeral, fragile and fascinates us.
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BIOGRAPHY

Anna Charaktinou was born in 1978 in Athens Greece.

She studied Painting and Engraving at Athens School of Fine Arts, Stop motion and Engraving at University of Hildesheim in Germany and Painting and Graphic Design at Universität der Künste in Berlin. 

She holds a Meisterschülerin ( PhD) degree in Painting from Universität der Künste Berlin.

She lives and works in Berlin Germany and in Athens Greece.

 

 

 

 

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TECHNIQUE

Hand cut out paper, watercolour pencils, inks, pastels drawing on papers, shells, old porcelains, bell jars from Italy- hand blown glass

EXPERTISE
AWARDS

 1998-1999  Honorary Scholarship - Praise from the painting class at the Athens School of Fine Arts in Athens, Greece, for the special artistic work presented

1999 – 2000 Honorary Scholarship - Praise from the painting class at the Athens School of Fine Arts in Athens, Greece, for the special artistic work presented

2005  Scholarship from the Legacy of Vikatos in Athens, Greece for three years studies in any university of Germany

2008 Scholarship from the Michelis Foundation for one - year studies in any University of Germany

PAST EXHIBITIONS

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

 

2014     Awakening in Eden  – Paper Works and Bell Jars  Galerie Hirschmann Berlin

2012     The Fifth Element – Installation and Paper Works Galerie Hirschmann Berlin

2010     Metamorphosis  Paper Works Galerie Hirschmann Berlin

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS (SELECTED)

 

2017     "The Flying Field"/ Abstract Art in changing places Berlin

2015     Gallery Weekend 2015 The Mandala Hotel Berlin

              Chelsea Galerie Laufen / Basel  Switzerland

               Art Fair Positions Berlin / Galerie Hirschmann

2014      Fine Art Cologne / Galerie Hirschmann  Berlin

               Chelsea Galerie - Laufen| Basel Switzerland

               Art Fair GAF Amsterdam / Galerie Hirschmann Berlin

               Art Karlsruhe / Galerie Hirschmann Berlin

2013      Fine Art Cologne / Galerie Hirschmann Berlin

               Art Karlsruhe | Galerie Hirschmann Berlin

2010       Rundgang 10  – Open Door Day  Universität der Künste Berlin

                Etchings   Ersi Gallery Athens Greece

2009       2nd Thessaloniki Biennale of Contemporary Art  Thessaloniki, Greece

                Rundgang 09  –  Open Door Day   Universität der Künste Berlin

                Alumni exhibition Universität der Künste Berlin

2008       2nd International Triennial Ex Libris Lefkas, Greece

                5th Triennial of Young Printmakers  –  Athens, Greece

                Panorama of Greek Engraving  –  Athens, Greece

2007       Small is Smart  Artower Gallery Athens

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