Artist of the Day / Marina Kanavaki / Athens, Greece

I particularly like Marina’s sparing use of paint (although, the first painting shown here is the most ‘complicated’).  She expresses much with relatively little.  There is a meditative quality to her work.

Marina Artemis Kanavaki [full name] was born in Athens, Greece.
Painter and musician at heart [from a very early age].
Studied art – design and music in London [UK] and Athens [Greece].

Currently works at her own design studio [ANMAR creative design center], in Athens, and constantly explores new aspects of design.

Her work [painting / design] has appeared in Smith’s Gallery Covent Garden in London, Epohes Gallery & Benaki Museum in Athens and the Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art in Thessaloniki.
Also a member of MK-O [Marina Kanavaki & Oannes – duet in music and life], with 4 albums out so far.

About destructivetesting

I'm a self-taught artist who prefers to use found objects in ways that were never intended. I'm not interested in making 10 or 100 of the same object. This, of course, takes more time to make each piece. I also prefer a more minimalist look, where each part of a piece can be appreciated. I consider my clocks to be small sculptures with moving parts. And, my lamps to be small sculptures with light. My mirrors are reflective sculptures. DESTRUCTIVE TESTING means to push something to it's limits to understand it's structural performance or material behavior under different stresses. I interpret this in my artwork as using materials in different ways or combinations than they were designed to be used. I also just like the slightly ominous sound of the term...
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6 Responses to Artist of the Day / Marina Kanavaki / Athens, Greece

  1. mobius faith says:

    A wonderful little overview of this artists work. Nicely done.

  2. clinock says:

    Courageous, challenging and brilliant work…

  3. clinock says:

    Wow – you have really explored art rat in depth – I really appreciate your interest and all of the likes…

  4. As John well put it: “Holy Toledo Batman”!!!! I am so very grateful and honored, Mike! Thank you so much for showing my work and honoring me along with artists I admire like John Clinock!

  5. Thank you Marina, I’m glad you like the post. I’m glad I was able to come across your work. Mike

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