Sphinx Areti Leopoulou, March 2011 (English/ Chinese)

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Sphinx  Dawn follows dawn and nights grow old and all the while this curious cat Lies couching on the Chinese mat with eyes of satin rimmed with gold, Upon the mat she lies and leers and on the tawny throat of her Flutters the soft and silky fur or ripples to her pointed ears. Oscar Wilde, “Sphinx”, 1894 “Which […]

On the crystal lake written by Meng Jin, March 2011 (English/ Chinese)

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On the crystal lake Marianna Ignataki’s drawings create an eccentric, mysterious atmosphere, flirting with the gothic aesthetics and combining themes such as life and death, love and passion. Obsessed with a peculiar black surrealism, her magnificent and glamorous creatures oddly emerge in absurd scenes, beautiful and yet cold and bizarre. Fragmented body parts and masks, […]

Beastiary, written by Apostolos Kalfopoulos, May 2009 (English/ Greek)

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Beastiary   Lying at her feet, calm and filled with joy, Delphine gazed at her hungrily, with burning eyes, Like a strong animal watching a prey, Which it has already marked with its teeth… Condemned Women, Delphine and Hippolyta – Charles Baudelaire …We’re so wonderfully pretty! Oh you know that I’d do anything for you… […]

‘Women only’-Leonidas Beltsios collection group show catalog extract, 2008, written by Sotirios Bahtsetzis.

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‘Women only’-Leonidas Beltsios collection  Group show catalog extract, 2008, written by Sotirios Bahtsetzis. (English) Rivalry, which refers to implied psychological occurrences of violence, is the innate element of Marianna Ignatakis’ paintings. This element is often concealed with the use of specific motifs that refer to narratives connected with childhood and sexual experiences. It would probably […]

‘Neoerotica Boudoir Street Stories’ group exhibition catalog extract, 2008, written by Sotirios Bahtsetzis and Areti Leopoulou.

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‘Neoerotica Boudoir Street Stories’ Group exhibition catalog extract, 2008, written by Sotirios Bahtsetzis and Areti Leopoulou. Exhibition curated by Eleni Garoufalia, Art historian and Curator (English) Sotirios: Marianna Ignataki’ s eroticism is interwoven with a form of deliberate brutality, the unpredictable replacement of desire with aggression. The participants enter into a process of complicity, reacting to […]