ELENI PRATSI

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Eleni Pratsi-The Art Cocoon-composition
Eleni Pratsi-The Art Cocoon-composition
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Eleni Pratsi-The Art Cocoon-composition
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Eleni Pratsi-The Art Cocoon-composition

About

Born:                        1987

Lives and works:  Nicosia, Cyprus

Eleni Pratsi is a geometric abstract art painter with strong academical background in fine arts from a young age. Eleni's art practice is identified as Mechanical Art as it uses various unconventional tools, machinery and unique techniques to create her paintings. Her artworks are renowned of their vibrant color schemes, and a dedication to the geometric shape of circle.

 

Her fascination with the circle, enabled her to master the subject and elevate it to new unexplored artistic territories. Through continuous exploration and the use of non-conventional painting tools, Eleni Pratsi reinvents her artistic practices and visual language, constantly. As the circle has no end, so and Eleni’s one-of-a-kind compositions reach the infinite,  with no second artwork being the same in her art series.

 

Every composition is prior studied and then applied, through specific composition and color systems that the artist has developed. These systems enable the final work to be in a way self-created as it allows the accidental element to exist in her paintings, by trusting the procedure and not altering the end result. Eleni explains, ''It has been a personal choice to approach the artistic creation indirectly, by putting forth the materiality of the medium and tools which are sometimes inappropriate or by using various techniques, an attitude that indicates my play attitude.''

 

As a true Alchemist of color, Eleni creates new color combinations and palettes, defining and enhancing the impact of her paintings. Her best-known works are with sharply delineated shapes with richly painted vivid colors.

The circles invites the viewers to go within and connect with their inner knowing, and the colors with their emotions. A universal symbol of heaven, perfection, eternity, protection, the Self and Oneness. The zero point where everything starts and returns to, the circle holds the meaning of life and the creation of the universe. 

The work and ideology of contemporary artist Bernard Frize, played an important role in Eleni’s work which she identifies with on its approach and implementation.

Eleni Pratsi exhibited her monumental art installation 'Le Chemin de la Couleur', in France for three consecutive years after invitation, and her artworks are permanently exhibited along with works by renowned artist Theodoulos Gregoriou.

Medium: Oil on Canvas

 

Selected Permanent Collections

 

Paintings are held in numerous private and corporate collections throughout Cyprus, Hong Kong, USA, UAE, France and UK.

PUBLICATIONS

Eleni Pratsi's work is cited in various publications, in Europe. 

EDUCATION

 

Master Diplôme National Supérieur    2014

d’Arts Plastiques - Distinction             

Ecole Nationale Supérieure            

des Beaux-arts de Paris, France            

with Government Scholarship from the            

Republic of Cyprus            

               

Diplôme National d’Arts Plastiques    2012

Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux            

-arts de Paris, France            

 

Diplôme National d’Arts Plastiques    2010

Ecole Supérieure des Beaux-arts            

de Nîmes, France            

with Government Scholarship from the            

Republic of Cyprus            

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

Thinking Circular, Is not gallery    2017

Nicosia, Cyprus           

 

Le Chemin de la Couleur, DNSAP   2014

Galerie Droite, Ecole Nationale Supérieure            

des Beaux-arts de Paris, France            

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

Participated in more than 20 group exhibitions, in France, Italy, and Cyprus

ACHIEVEMENTS

     First Prize Award in Fine Arts Competition   2012

 nominated by French Institute in Cyprus            

First Award in Fine Art for 3 consecutive   2005

years, Unified Lyceum of Acropolis, Cyprus            

 

Artist's Statement

''Through my abstract paintings I explore the range of possibilities of a particular issue, inferring that the painting as a questioning. They offer a world that is simple, unblemished and easy to penetrate. I thought my work should consist of absolutely simple images, of paintings emerging directly from materials, tools, technics. I decide on a working mode and the painting simply appears as a result of it.''

    ARTWORKS AVAILABLE for SALE by ELENI PRATSI