This is a project that has to do with depressed psychological spaces of our existence, set in contemporary time. The artist uses graphites and colored pencils to create a three dimensional illusion, through the drawing process. The viewer becomes an active element; as a voyeur, by moving close to the painting so he can discover the different layers. Thus, clarifying the art work with this movement so creating a complete work. Although the subject has to do with depression the final result of the painting is optimistic.
Yanna Kali was born in Athens in 1981 and she graduated from the School of Fine Arts at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in 2007 with excellent grades. In 2017 she started postgraduate studies at Ionian University in the department of AudioVisual Arts specialising in Audio Visual Arts in the Digital Age. She is actively involved with different forms of art including installations, drawings, constructions and performance art. Recently she was selected with nine other artists, from all over the world, to participate in a residency at the Daugavpis Mark Rothko Art Centre in Latvia. The works that she produced during the residency now belong to the collection at the Mark Rothko Art Centre.
In 2019 she was chosen to present her work at Roma Artrooms Fair and in 2017 show her work at the exhibition Life After Death in Pafos-Cyprus as part of the cultural events in the Europian Capital. She was also chosen to participate in the competition for the Derwent Art Prize in London in 2016. In 2011 she took part in the main programme of the 15th Biennale of Young Artists from Europe and the Mediterranean, entitled Symbiosis? in Thessaloniki and Rome.
Yanna has participated in many group exhibitions, she has held one solo exhibition at Zina Athanassiadou Gallery and she also has many awards and publications.
More information about her biography and her work you can find at https://yannakali.wordpress.com/
Yanna Kali, The Sheet, 2019, pencil on paper, 140x120cm
Yanna Kali, Untitled, 2019, coloured pencil, graphite on paper, 80x100cm
Yanna Kali, Untitled, 2019, coloured pencil on paper, 30x40cm