Rallou Malliarakis – Statement

How industrial materials and natural forms co-mingle and are transformed by light has been a dominant theme in my recent work. Drawings and paintings are brought to life free of purely factual depiction, often hinting at abstraction and suggesting intriguing visual ambiguities.

The interplay of urban properties with nature’s actualities continues to inform my vision in this latest body of work, resulting in a group of paintings based on years of observing, digesting, and committing what is seen to memory. As verse or language resonates in the mind, heightening the listener’s experience of tone and cadence, the pictures represented in this exhibition reflect a sequence of disparate impressions that have been witnessed over time, recycled and recalled in the imagination, and finally realized on canvas.