Dimitra Bouritsa Greece
Visual artist_painter of imaginary landscapes with a fairy tale touch where surreal characters entagle in several situations
Storytelling is the essence of human existence. Since Homer up to Netflix, this is what keeps human going. Gossip is the salt and pepper of life. Everyone has something to share, in one way or another, and in our days as we all know it is so easy, each and every one creating his own personal myth and claims moments of fame among potential fans. I try to tell stories too. My stories are about me, my family, things I see and experience in the strseet , camouflaged through the fantastic world of my imagination. Sometimes they are not even at all about real things, as a way of escape from the dullness of everyday life. Books and litterature have been my best friends sincechildhood and continue to do so. My images are often inspired by them, mostly from the sensation they create in my mind, rather than the narrative itself. The surreal element is important to me. Animals and plants obtain a personality; they become supreme, while humans are minor.Sometimes they create hybrid creatures, coexisting in fairy tale landscapes. Some themes derive from history, and mostly from history about colonization, stories of violence. You will not see violence in my work, as the goal is elevation, a sense of atonement.