About

 
Mantalena Olga Tigkili is a Visual Artist currently working also as a Set and Costume Designer.
She lives and works in Athens and Germany. 
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¨Through my instinct and the use of randomness, I create interactive universes where a human being who has a corporeal form in the real world
transforms into canvas and becomes infinite. From the smallest details to the most prominent character,
I invite viewers into my world of expressionistic painting, a place where they can learn and grow, commiserate and feel better understood,
while escaping their phenomenological reality. My perspective is that the canvas is but a part of the world.
I believe painting and humans are meant to be battlegrounds. In painting, the canvas battles the expression while humans’ inner conflicts
revolve around the ideal and the real. I hope to find a balance between these conflicts and the underlying beauty that can be derived from them.
Images colored by my subconscious or based on my dreams, which I frequently record. The canvas evokes memories, faces i know,
or even people i will meet in the future but whose fates are uncertain.
Figures without gender appear, which may reflect our childhood innocence.
In my work, I emphasize the Direction of the human figure, the limits imposed by society on our minds, and the deep-rooted ideas I possess.
Painting Randomness challenges Painting Method in the sphere of the visual space as i try to accomplish the creation of an Utopia through tragedy.
Attempts to combine stories and feelings of people : sometimes also their aggressions or their dissatisfaction with society.”
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Mantalena Tigkili graduated from Athens School of Fine Arts in 2019.
Her thesis “Human Landscapes” was awarded by the Professor committee with the grade of Excellent
8,63/10.