| Friday, May 18, 2007
Tina Karageorgi is an artist based in Greece who
makes installations and intricate paintings that often involve collaged materials.
Her work in no way connotes an active sense of classically Greek materials
or themes; instead, she is part of an international idiom that is more aware
of formal and transcultural identifications than of the expression of culturally
specific subject matter. It is easy enough to reconcile the specificities
of one’s background with the need for a larger, more inclusive communication;
however, the gap between the two grows wider as the pressure of a kind of
conformity develops in the art world, the result of globetrotting and international
awareness brought about by the media, ambitious shows of artists foreign to
the venue in which they are exhibited, and an agreed-upon postmodernism that
tends to be all-inclusive from a stylistic point of view.
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