Anna Lambrini Moisiadis
Anna Lambrini Moisiadis's artwork references her own history, an experience in a multicultural, multilingual family. Her father used to tell stories about the history of ancient Greece and contemporary times. As she has walked among the ruins of Greece and through the narrow streets of its modern cities, she remembers those stories and wonders about the architecture: what it was and how it has been redefined today through layers of decay and the build-up of new life. The visible passage of time, the layers, the colors and patterns, are seductive and have shaped how she views the world: a constant circle of strength and delicacy, development and deterioration. She explores these aesthetics and ideas in her art through the process of repetition. Like the architecture she grew up with, the paper she works on is constructed, built on, demolished, and renovated through cutting, stacking, stitching, and repeated marks.
Her exploration tries to capture a balance of strength and fragility. The work is a record of her thoughts and experiences; a constant struggle of feeling courageous and insecure. The materials she works with reflect this endeavor. Paper, copper and ink integrate to manifest the human condition. The imperfections in her work are the layers of the art process and reflects what it means to be human: an endeavor for perfection with the limitations of our physiological and psychological state