by Katerina Fotaki
The surreal graphic depicts a fantastic female-like creature. She notices something on her forehead. A strange wind sucks her brain inside the wound caused by the primrose flower, which has many meanings in beliefs. When the flower blooms in early spring, they represent youth, new beginnings, new life or birth. This flower represents the young years, mistakes regarding love and friendships with other people that lead to disappointments, but also teaches important lessons. The graphic itself is like an interpretation of these meanings – after all, youth is associated with craziness, a twist in the mind. The artist has depicted this with bright strong colours, which further emphasise this interpretation, very literally.
graphic / visual artist
Greek artist raised in the wilderness of Crete. She studied and graduated in Athens with a degree in Graphic Design and Visual Communication. She currently works in Berlin, which inspires her to create more illustrations. Her circumstances growing up made her a nature lover, but she has always been curious about the craziness of urban life. She is inspired by the environment she lives in and the emotions that surround her. For her, illustration is a way to express her dreams and feelings in a surreal way. She likes to create faces and figures, focusing more on their different emotions and expressions. Katerina’s paintings never run out of colours, as she has learned to live in colourful cities with a strong multicultural character. Her works can be described as psychedelic and definitely surreal.
“My aim is to capture as much emotion as possible in a way that makes the viewer notice the image for a few minutes. Through my paintings I want to evoke positive emotions, but sometimes I like to evoke a mysterious absurdity.” – Katerina Fotaki
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