FOTINI GALANES
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 ARTIST BIO The unnameable intense themes in Fotini Galanes’ abstract drawings conceal and reference the artist’s fascination with human reactions to the grotesque and the exquisite. As a burn survivor, her motivation is personal and deeply based in vulnerability. Obsessive in her method, Fotini predominately draws in public environments where she welcomes approach and an exchange in dialogue about the origin of the work. Stories are shared and documented by the artist. With graphite or charcoal she works directly onto sturdy grounds, porcelain, paper and walls, gesturally referencing specific events and emotions. These works are said to “teeter strangely between the pure aesthetic experience and conceptual decay.”