When art meets food
A while ago artist and friend Marilia Kolibri texted me with this idea to create some paintings based on my food and photography practice. So she created a limited series of 6 small-scale paintings, 120 x 130, which are available for sale.
Marilia Kolibiri (born in 1993) is a graduate of Athens School of Fine Arts.
Her artistic practices include painting and installations, composing new spaces in which she invites viewers to enter, experientially relate and interact with each other. Kolibiri has participated in various solo and collective exhibitions in Greece and abroad.
Few of them are – 2022 “Under the sun”, 2022 “Basic needs” in collaboration with the large supermarket chain “Okmarkets!”, Athens, 2021 “Presence and pleasures” at Ag18 Gallery, Vienna, 2020 “Tar Pits” at Alibi Gallery, Athens, and more. She is the founder of artist-run space Amphicar Studio, which promotes collaborations between artists and the realization of an artistic center in Athens.
Kolibiri’s projects are significantly influenced by everyday life, the relationship between people and the urban landscape, the architecture of cities, as well as consumerism. With painting as her main practice, she creates ceramic works seeking to capture the themes that surround her art in three dimensions.
The relationship between people and objects is put in quest and researched. Through the objectification of humans, we are led to the core need of consumerism, as society’s contemporary structure seeks it as the only way out of our intense everyday life.