Marilena Karagkiozi

Published: 04.11.2018
Marilena Karagkiozi. Ring: no one called us to the land, 2018. Dried plant, plaster, resin, acrylics, silver.. 5 x 4 x 9 cm. From series: Time. Marilena Karagkiozi
Ring: no one called us to the land, 2018
Dried plant, plaster, resin, acrylics, silver.
5 x 4 x 9 cm
From series: Time
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Since childhood, I have had the passion of collecting and observing. Texture, colours, volume, reflections, smell, taste, where some of my criteria to keep or toss my findings. I used to create new objects using the found ones and I never outgrew that characteristic. I needed to understand my creative process and become technically skilled in order to transform my artefacts into quality pieces. My studies in History, Archaeology & History of Art (National Kapodistrian University of Athens) shaped my knowledge of human and material history. At the same time, I was having, design, classic and contemporary jewellery seminars. I moved to Italy in 2013 and since then I have shown my art at several juried competitions and have been awarded the Bronze A’ Design Award as a member of the Urban Fiction design team and with a Special Mention from the Italian association of contemporary jewellery (AGC) at the competition Jewels in Ferment 2016. I don’t always see limits between different disciplines as I restlessly experiment on new art practices.