Cryptographies are the cueing way of bearing mystical information. The artist chose the specific title for her exhibition, as the dominant element of her works is the symbolic information contained therein. Influenced by Renaissance and Baroque philosophy, of Occultism and Symbolism she uses in her works symbolic elements of the iconography of the Renaissance and the Arts of the East.
 

   The subject of her work consists of configurations depicting female figures, sometimes singly, other times in clusters of two or more forms, where the erotic element – ambience dominates. The forms are simply attributed, emphasizing on the simple dark contour and the almost monochromatic rendering of the body, standing out for the flowing, sometimes curvilinear postures of the bodies, creating the impression of a continuous flowing motion, as well as the gestures of the proportionately oversized limbs that attach strongly, emphatically the symbolism of her paintings.
 

  The eroticism, diffusing through the subject of her paintings, as well as an underlying, intimate violence, is sometimes described through the symbols and shapes, and others through the gestures of the mainly female forms that are starring in her works, is a seamlessly element of life.
 

   Her technique -encaustic- which is used on the wooden underpinnings of her works, as well as the color regulations of hagiography, played a catalyzing role in the stylistic genre that the artist has developed in her work.
 

  The color range that she uses separates the hue and brightness, as is permitted and created by the wax as a raw material, apart from its symbolic substance is a touch counter to the gray scale that surrounds our lives nowadays, and we need it more than anything else. The colors crush any fear of love.

CRAW

CRAW

Encaustic on wood panel. 220x220cm

TURTLE

TURTLE

Encaustic on wood panel. 75x100cm

SWAN

SWAN

Encaustic on wood panel. 150x100cm

SPIDER

SPIDER

Encaustic on wood panel. 75x100cm

SNAKE

SNAKE

Encaustic on wood panel. 150x100cm

SNAIL

SNAIL

Encaustic on wood panel. 75x100cm

SCORPION

SCORPION

Encaustic on wood panel. 3 parts 120x90cm

ROOSTER

ROOSTER

Encaustic on wood panel. 110x220cm

RHINO

RHINO

Encaustic on wood panel. 75x100cm

RABBIT

RABBIT

Encaustic on wood panel. 150x100cm

PIG

PIG

Encaustic on wood panel. 150x100cm

OCTOPUS

OCTOPUS

Encaustic on wood panel. 150x100cm

MONKEY

MONKEY

Encaustic on wood panel. 110x220cm

LIZARD

LIZARD

Encaustic on wood panel. 75x100cm

LION

LION

Encaustic on wood panel. 150x100cm

HEDGEHOG

HEDGEHOG

Encaustic on wood panel. 150x100cm

GOOSE

GOOSE

Encaustic on wood panel. 75x100cm

FLY

FLY

Encaustic on wood panel. 150x100cm

BEAR

BEAR

Encaustic on wood panel. 150x100cm

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