International. Contemporary. Art.
“Milly Martionou, Artist living and working in Athens, Greece. She received a degree in Fine Arts painting at the University of Hertfordshire in North London. Her work, compactly overt and unbreakable, involves a series of “layers” on both literal and figurative levels, flirting with the abstract expressionism. Using techniques known as “dripping” or, in the widest sense of the term, “action painting” often combined with “collage” and under the obvious influence of the American painters Jackson Pollock and Joan Mitchell, the artist communicates her own psyche with a completely personal writing which, unlike that of Pollock, sends an intense message of optimism.
Milly Martionou invites us in a world where the forces are in a continuous creative recycling process. The landscapes depicted in her paintings are imaginary but always hold a deeper level of reality which she encourages us to search out.” – Stella Pieri
This is an interview with Milly Martionou, exhibitor at the BCN ART 2014 – Barcelona International Art Fair at Gaudi’s Casa Batllo.
How would you describe yourself?
I would describe my self as passionate, devoted, strong but firm at the same time, emotional, caring, giving, dreamy, creative, impulsive. Seeking the truth in every aspect of my life…
And your artwork?
My artwork is the mirror of my soul. I create when I am sad, when I am happy, when I need to reload my soul batteries. My artworks are full of energy. You can easily feel it just by looking at them. An intense look and one gets lost inside them. It’s almost like there is a big mystery behind the colours waiting to be explored..
What is your definition of art?
Art is a way of creating a new world, just by opening your soul and putting colours and shapes on canvas. It is every artist’s truth. It’s a way of living, a way of giving, a way of expressing.. Art is all the beauty around us.. Art is what makes the world look better, brighter..
Where do you get your inspiration?
I get inspired from my dreams, from my need to be around positive energy. It’s very important for me to wake up and be surrounded by all those bright colours that I use in my art. Some times I want to dive in and stay there for a while.. Lately I was inspired by the cosmic energy. That’s how I named my latest series. Spending time searching my soul, I realised how important it is to believe that we are not alone. We are surrounded by energy showing us our way, leading us to fulfil the reason of our existence.
Can you tell us what you have going on right now?
At the moment I am exhibiting a part of my work at the Sofitel Athens airport. My work is going to stay there for about three months. I am also looking forward to the Barcelona Art 2014. It is a great opportunity to show my art and mingle with lots of interesting people.
I know my artwork is finished when…?
I know my artwork is finished when I look at it and feel a sparkle inside my heart. When I just can’t take my eyes of it, when I look at it and realise how hard it is for me to give it away…
COME AND VISIT MILLY AT STAND #C17