by Eleanna Martinou
ink on polypropylene
200 x 300 cm
This work comes from the series "Invented Metropolises / Radar" (2009 to 2015), which is a pictorial mapping of urban networks. Flow streams and buildings appearing on a small scale (e.g. the Blue Building at Exarcheia, Kapnikarea church in central Athens, the artist's family house in Kyparissia, Peloponnese), reveal human activity in the landscapes of the human mind. The network refers to the image of cerebral synapses while depicting a human emotion or a remembrance of memory, in the aggression of the modern urban environment. Time and space are not recorded linearly, but as Rhythm, Mass, or Labyrinth.
Eleanna Martinou was born in Athens (1981). Studied at the Athens School of Fine Arts (2006) and graduated with a MA in the Arts (2009). She is a studied musician (Athens Concervatoire 1987-2003). She has exhibited her work in solo and group exhibitions, art fairs and festivals in Greece and abroad. She is a Phd researcher, Athens School of Fine Arts (since 2018). She lives and works in Athens.
Eleanna's work in its entirety until today is based on the concept of the Network in Nature (Rhythmology), the Network of human beings, and their testimony of a personal need for Freedom, as well as the constant redefinition and shift of Limits, through a constant Flow.