Exploring the Psychology of Mobility Through Complex Design

“You can only survive the chaos and paranoia if you embrace it for what it is”: so quotes Anna Deligianni, the Athens-born artist whose complex artworks revel in the detail and the brash vibrancy of confusion, an attention to detail that she attributes to her background in engraving and her study at the Fine Arts faculty at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.

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A principle thematic drive in her work is the concept of active mobility, not simply of passive movement: the struggle to attain, to shift circumstances, to arrive at a place of physical or psychological stability. Through a combination of aquarelle, pencils, markers, ink, and attention to the two-dimensionality of the blank page, Anna’s images balance the tension between the unreality of the specific representation, and the troubling reality of her broader themes.

Eyes feature prominently, and refreshingly not just as an easy buzzword for an increasingly ominous surveillance culture; rather, for Anna, the eye is a symbol of a continued mutual awareness between individuals, providing the weft for a fabric of fellow-feeling that sustains both her journeying subjects, and the broader journeying state of man.

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