Τρίτη, 7 Ιουνίου 2016

About Tender Wounds, Christina Tzani review on tn2 magazine based in Trinity College Dublin

About tn2

tn2 is an independent, student-run arts and culture publication based in Trinity College Dublin, published online daily and in print once a month during the academic year. 



About Tender Wounds, Christina Tzani review 

By CHOY- PINK CLARKE -NG

Christina Tzani’s first solo exhibition “Tender Wounds” combines innocence and suffering to create an astounding collection of portraits. Through ink, oils and watercolours, this Greek artist confronts the cruelty of child abuse.

All of the pieces are single portraits on white backgrounds. Each tells a story: some of the poisoned children are refugees or myths, and some aren’t even children at all, but babies or three legged-angels. Tzani consistently blurs the lines between reality and imagination.
The faces of these subjects are carefully sculpted with paint to create three-dimensional optical blending that bring them alive. Tzani contrasts this detail with simple hair and clothes—challenging what may be suggested by plain outward appearances. However, with several pieces this can seem careless, as if Tzani’s skill lies in facial features alone.
The artist utilises vivid red, purple and green colours on her subjects to desensitise the viewer into forgetting what they represent: blood, bruises and mental scarring. Tzani isn’t afraid to experiment further by using thick layers of salt to create a teary lustre on several works. She also applies paint straight out of the tube to the canvas, which aligns with how her young subjects might paint. All of these subtle techniques complement the theme.

see the full article here

and on trinity issue  at page 27 and 33

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