Fine Art: drawing, painting and etching
Monday, October 11, 2010
Four days after the launch 28 out of 30 copies are still available at www.allianzkunst.nl for E 250,-.
In the jury's comment they called the etch 'intriguing' and 'mysterious and at the same time amenable' and also said 'like if the spectator witnesses moment in transformation between human and mythical fairy tale creature'.
I found the comment very nice, though the remark 'the absence of shadow emphasises the intriguing effect'is a bit strange. Feeble, but present there is shadow at the right side of the face.
Actually I am not very pleased with how my work is described in the catalogue. They mixed up the words 'beauty' with 'being beautiful' because (I think) they didn't want to use the same noun twice, which makes the statement really superficial and misses all the elements regarding innocence and the hardships of growing up. It's a pity, because there is so much to tell about this subject!
Online they made a little mistake about the measurements. The paper is a bit bigger then the actual etch.
- Elpidha Efstratiades
- Bachelor Fine Art, educated at Willem de Kooning Art Academy Rotterdam. Exhibited at Walls Amsterdam, Blaak10Gallery Rotterdam, Witte de With Festival, Le Fabrique, Utrecht, KunstpodiumT (Tilburg), De Kunstsuper, Podium O950 (twice), and Las Palmas II in Rotterdam. "Hare Majesty"(etch 2010) got awarded third place in the annual Allianz Grafiekprijs(2010-2011). Currently I work and live at The Hague.