Liana Pattihis: Chained

Exhibition  /  25 Apr 2012  -  27 May 2012
Published: 10.04.2012
Pireos Street Annexe, Benaki Museum

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The exhibition entitled “Chained” is a journey through time that links Liana Pattihis’ jewellery with the linear designs of traditional Greek attire.

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Liana Pattihis
Stretching the boundaries of what can be achieved with enamel as a medium, Liana Pattihis has developed her own unique method of sifting and fusing it on a movable base. Her work comprises mainly brooches and necklaces made out of silver and gold chain alone, or chain attached onto a copper mesh base which is then enamelled. The appeal to her is that each piece is unique. Her designs cannot be pre-conceived; each piece is allowed to create itself.

‘Alysodeméno’ - ‘Chained’, represents a body of work, a journey in time which links pieces created from 2005 to today, from my early experimentations with enamel, through to ‘Adapted Patterns’, a collection based on the simple schematic linear patterns relating to various types of Greek traditional aprons and costumes. The title ‘Alysodeméno’ is used here
primarily as a metaphor. The work not only involves enamel which is ‘chain bound’, but also reflects a personal visual language. As the future is inexorably linked to the past and the traditional is tied to the contemporary, so is the strong undivided link between what represents me as an artist and my Greek-Cypriot cultural heritage.                        

- Liana Pattihis