Meet up with Tina Pitsiavas, the artist behind the bold collection participating with social troubles, existing information merchandise and political environments all around the world.
Just one could possibly argue that today’s earth is a patchwork of social issues (a not so pretty one). Some have transcended time and historical past, even though other individuals are new and evolving. In today’s culture in individual, a variety of activations, slogans and headlines protesting and critiquing electric power and the kinds of understanding that constitute inequalities have emerged. It is for that reason apt that Tina Pitsiavas has named her series ‘Patchwork of Protest.’
As a qualified Artwork Therapist, Tina commenced ‘Patchworks of Protest’ in 2019 to engage with the healing characteristics of art that provides voice and clarity to contemporary issues. Regardless of experimenting with other mediums, Tina makes use of gouache on watercolour paper to make the loud patchworks. Referring to it as a “luscious medium,” the rapid-drying make-up of gouache will allow Tina to add various colours to the paper and test how just about every interacts. The blend of massive letters which change in colour, capitalised and reduce-scenario letters, results in the viewer to pause and very carefully de-code its indicating.
“Colour is extremely essential to me. I use coloration and color mixtures to attract the viewers eye to each and every piece. It is only following the viewer deciphers the terms that they realise there is an less than layer…one that might be darker than the hues I use,” claims Tina.
On the lookout throughout these patchworks, Tina Pitsiavas will make unapologetic declarations, these kinds of as “anything you can do, I can do bleeding” and “old adult men, new wars.” Other works choose a self advocative angle – similarly as essential as the advocacy for social problems. These consist of, “find your inner fan” – a remark on one’s interior critic, and the far more humorous (and potentially relatable variety) “find a far better task.” While Tina promises that her work can be noticed as tongue in cheek, she thinks that any process that a concept can be conveyed as a result of art to elicit consciousness and improve is important.
“My operate is just a little fall in the significant ocean of political and social commentary in artwork.”
Tina Pitsiavas returns to The Cutaway, December 1-4 as element of The Other Artwork Fair’s popular edition. With 135 artists, tattoos, a couple surprises – and a entirely stocked bar, this an art reasonable not to be skipped.