Digital collage print by Ilektra Maipa
Print on fine art archival paper photo rag satin 310 gsm, 100% cotton paper
Main theme 14x10,5 cm plus 8cm white board around
Limited edition of 20 all signed & numbered
Project “Mountains” focuses on the need of exploration. It is the urgency to seek for alleviation from unpleasant situations. Mountains associate with movement and migration and one needs to pass through them to experience an advanced and unfamiliar situation. Thus, the physical experience is involved and the body is the medium, assimilated in a new physical place. The solid surfaces come in contrast with the fragments of the body. These collages encapsulate on one hand the vulnerability of the human body and on the other the stable surface. By photographically targeting the body and its wounds, emphasis is given to the anxiety of a new travel/exploration.
*all copies are packed by the artist in a custom box and accompanied with a matching custom mount ready to be framed.
Ilektra Maipa (1989) is a visual artist based in Thessaloniki, Greece. She studied Painting in the Department of Visual & Applied Arts of the University of Western Macedonia and graduated with honors. She continued her studies at the Manchester School of Art, Metropolitan University of Manchester (MA Fine Art, Hons).
Maipa works across a range of media, including drawings, digital collages, installations, and performances for camera and text. She has presented her work in various exhibitions in Greece and abroad: Manchester Art Fair, UK (2019); the Brave New World project, K-Gold Gallery, Lesvos, Greece, with the support of NEON (2016); the exhibition Beyond the Borders/Visual March to Prespes; State Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki (2014); “Physis” at the Hellenic Foundation for Culture in Berlin, Germany (2013); and the Biennial of Young Artists from Europe and the Mediterranean, Thessaloniki (2011), among others. In 2020, she received the ARTWORKS Stavros Niarchos Foundation Artist Fellowship Award.
Her work explores the relationship between body and landscape through language, linking emotions to the natural environment. Through memory, she creates new landscapes by sculpting space and geography.