Ignore the City Underneath – anna_deliginianni_

Why did you pick this picture?
I believe art must be on par with current events and the reality one lives in. Unfortunately, we are currently living in a world plagued with a cultural and humanitarian crisis. Especially in my country (Greece), where this is more apparent than many places, one cannot stay idle. This picture is a comment on the lives we are living.

Where did the idea for this art come from?

This artwork is a metaphorical map, in which people are spread everywhere, seeking a better future.

Some do it by choice, and some by force. Many manage to make it, and some don’t. This is a tribute to those that didn’t make it, so i “built” a city under the sea in which they can live their dream in dignity.

What does this art mean to you?

It’s my way of showing the world that they are wrong to believe this crisis is purely economical. When we are willing to accept human lives being regarded merely as numbers, humanity must reconsider its principles and priorities.

What can you tell us about yourself?

I was born in Athens, Greece, where I lived until studying at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, specifically at the Faculty of Fine Arts. I have always been fascinated by mobility in life, be it physical migration, or a psychological journey.

What more can you tell us about your art?

Although the techniques I currently use have an inherent drawing nature, I have always been fascinated by etching. As such, my work is often done in a way that enables me to combine etching and drawing/painting in my artworks. I especially enjoy working with great detail, using motives also seen in eastern cultures, as well as geometry.

I specifically deal with subjects such as architecture, dance, the human figure, and the absence or presence of hearth in ones life. Being particularly interested in the environment one lives in, I draw inspiration from such scenes.

Most of my artworks begin with an idea, and continue by letting the shapes and motives guide my hand, adjusting only when necessary. The tools used in my recent artworks are mainly markers, pencils, oils, aquarelle, ink on paper.

To see more of anna_deliginianni’s art please follow the link below to see their instgram page 

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