Due to Art Erietta Vordoni: (Exit to the Light) (11/12/2022)
Interview of Erietta Vordonis by Phoebe Paraskeva (First Topic) 2022
1. How does Epicurean philosophy influence your work?
In a difficult time after the death of Alexander the Great in 323 BC where everything was meteoric, the principles and values had dissolved and the world lived in a permanent insecurity similar to ours Epicurus 364-270 apart from other proteins to be one is happy to be honest, moral and just, the reverse is also true.
In a few words, the philosopher tells us that to be happy we must be good within ourselves and with those around us and that happy people are automatically positive and balanced with everyone and with nature.
Epicurus’ philosophy influenced me to take a deep dive into my being and make many corrective moves.
It influenced me to be positive about life and its values and in this way to find my inner light.
Hence the title of my current light show.
My goal is for my works to have positive energy and be bathed in light as much as possible.
Huge flowers often appear, thus making reference to the garden of Epicurus, to nature where man is small in front of its greatness.
2. What role should art play in an age when man is lost behind technology?
Art for me is another perhaps more essential way of communication. It speaks directly to emotion, to the unconscious, stimulates thought, often works as a catharsis and medicine.
It reminds us again that we are human beings who feel, pulsate, live.
3. Your works are dominated by a peculiar technical understanding. By what criteria do you choose your subject matter? By what criteria do you choose your subject matter?
Because the purpose of my work is to harmonize as much as possible with the contradictory, meteoric reality while maintaining our balance, that’s why I marry different, disparate materials in my work.
I weave a canvas where I try to harmonize, for example, the hardness of metals with the soft tender surface of a velvet, the memory of a lace… and again there I paint with oil and the work is born.
My subjects are usually symbolic, for example in my last work a blue tulip sprouted by itself in some of my works.
I later searched to find out why I draw it almost obsessively and I learned that this flower symbolizes the calmness and Peace that we need so much these days.
Symbols come in a few words by themselves, they exist in our collective memory.
Like the butterfly that symbolizes the soul.
The horse good luck.
The bright pink after the gold and later the pearly white light symbolizes our need to unite with the creator.
The cataract the liquid element the purification.
4. Color and emotion. How do these two elements harmoniously combine in your work?
Emotion is symbolized by color.
Blue, for example, takes you far away, travels you. Warm colors warm you up and create joy.
You instinctively harmonize the colors accordingly to express your truth.
5. What role does allusion play in your works?
I like to say as much as can stimulate the imagination, the creative thinking, the emotion of the viewer to take him further.
I don’t like to express myself dogmatically, I love the viewer’s dialogue with my work.
It’s often what you don’t say that matters the most.
6. What is that element that turns a work of art from a two-dimensional illustration into an aesthetic masterpiece?
I believe its truth. The amount inhabited full of energy is the work Ta if its truth is so strong that it can be a transmitter of thoughts and a source of emotions in the viewer.
This is essentially the reason that makes a work a masterpiece beyond and above fashions, it makes it immortal.
7. How should the artist see the phenomena of his time and how to express them through his art?
The artist, if he is authentic, feels, experiences, willy-nilly, his era.
It is good to keep our strength our axis in the knowledge of an often negative reality. To try to open ways to the light, to our essential truth that can act therapeutically, give us happiness and why not purification.