STAMATINA DOUTSOULI Anti-Scream 2005 - x +

CN: DouS2005anti

MT: mixed media: graphite, wine and ink on paper, glazed in wooden frame by Le Nid (35x50 / F:55x69x2)

TX: inscribed with pencil at rear lower right <Anti-scream // Doutsouli Stamatina 2005>

IL: Megakles Rogakos 2008, #058

CT: Astrolavos Art Galleries, Athens & Piraeus - 2008

CM: Stamatina Doutsouli's Anti-Scream presents an internal sound of despair, which is stronger than its external version. The artist was concerned about this kind of scream out of her inwardness. This work was largely executed by fountain pen using red wine rather than ink. She aimed to represent the cold quality of warm color which may be found in the fresh red wine, but through the passing of time the intensity of the color was lost. Nevertheless, the artist accepted this loss, as was the case with the weight of the personal experience which this scene records. The central face screams at a dead face, which it has in front of it and which is shattered by the scream's intensity, without however managing to be heard. The artist burried the dead face's features in a stain of wine, which nevertheless resurfaced - despite her intension - as the material mutated. The light of the lamp betrays the artist's desire to gain consciousness and understanding of the event which she set off to represent. She was hoping that by turning on the lamp in the abyss she would discern at least some basic aspects of the incomprehensible reality. But in vain...

[Megakles Rogakos 04/2008]

ROGAKOS, MEGAKLES Silent Dialogues: Multimedia Portraits Throughout Time 2008 The American College of Greece - ACG Art, Athens