Meet up with Tina Pitsiavas, the artist guiding the bold collection engaging with social troubles, current news products and political environments close to the environment.
One might argue that today’s entire world is a patchwork of social issues (a not so rather a person). Some have transcended time and record, while some others are new and evolving. In today’s society in particular, a variety of activations, slogans and headlines protesting and critiquing power and the types of awareness that represent inequalities have emerged. It is as a result apt that Tina Pitsiavas has named her series ‘Patchwork of Protest.’
As a experienced Artwork Therapist, Tina commenced ‘Patchworks of Protest’ in 2019 to interact with the healing characteristics of artwork that gives voice and clarity to up to date difficulties. Inspite of experimenting with other mediums, Tina uses gouache on watercolour paper to make the loud patchworks. Referring to it as a “luscious medium,” the fast-drying make-up of gouache makes it possible for Tina to add numerous colors to the paper and take a look at how each and every interacts. The mix of huge letters which vary in coloration, capitalised and lessen-case letters, will cause the viewer to pause and meticulously de-code its which means.
“Colour is really vital to me. I use shade and colour mixtures to entice the viewers eye to every piece. It is only immediately after the viewer deciphers the phrases that they realise there is an under layer…one that might be darker than the shades I use,” states Tina.
Searching across these patchworks, Tina Pitsiavas would make unapologetic declarations, this kind of as “anything you can do, I can do bleeding” and “old adult males, new wars.” Other performs consider a self advocative angle – equally as vital as the advocacy for social issues. These include things like, “find your internal fan” – a comment on one’s interior critic, and the far more humorous (and potentially relatable form) “find a greater occupation.” Although Tina statements that her perform can be witnessed as tongue in cheek, she believes that any approach that a concept can be conveyed via artwork to elicit recognition and adjust is beneficial.
“My perform is just a modest fall in the massive ocean of political and social commentary in art.”
Tina Pitsiavas returns to The Cutaway, December 1-4 as section of The Other Art Fair’s popular edition. With 135 artists, tattoos, a number of surprises – and a absolutely stocked bar, this an art honest not to be missed.