Fulfill Tina Pitsiavas, the artist at the rear of the daring sequence participating with social problems, recent news goods and political environments around the world.
1 could argue that today’s planet is a patchwork of social issues (a not so rather just one). Some have transcended time and history, whilst some others are new and evolving. In today’s culture in unique, a range of activations, slogans and headlines protesting and critiquing electrical power and the varieties of knowledge that represent inequalities have emerged. It is for that reason apt that Tina Pitsiavas has named her sequence ‘Patchwork of Protest.’
As a trained Art Therapist, Tina began ‘Patchworks of Protest’ in 2019 to engage with the healing characteristics of art that offers voice and clarity to up to date troubles. Even with experimenting with other mediums, Tina uses gouache on watercolour paper to make the loud patchworks. Referring to it as a “luscious medium,” the rapid-drying make-up of gouache makes it possible for Tina to include different colors to the paper and exam how each interacts. The mix of substantial letters which differ in colour, capitalised and reduced-case letters, will cause the viewer to pause and thoroughly de-code its indicating.
“Colour is quite significant to me. I use color and color mixtures to entice the viewers eye to just about every piece. It is only after the viewer deciphers the phrases that they realise there is an underneath layer…one that might be darker than the colors I use,” suggests Tina.
Searching across these patchworks, Tina Pitsiavas would make unapologetic declarations, these kinds of as “anything you can do, I can do bleeding” and “old gentlemen, new wars.” Other functions consider a self advocative angle – equally as essential as the advocacy for social problems. These include, “find your interior fan” – a remark on one’s interior critic, and the additional humorous (and most likely relatable type) “find a superior career.” Whilst Tina claims that her work can be viewed as tongue in cheek, she believes that any strategy that a message can be conveyed via art to elicit consciousness and improve is precious.
“My perform is just a small drop in the huge ocean of political and social commentary in artwork.”
Tina Pitsiavas returns to The Cutaway, December 1-4 as element of The Other Art Fair’s popular edition. With 135 artists, tattoos, a couple surprises – and a totally stocked bar, this an art good not to be skipped.