…is Ruth Weigand from Germany. Her work examines both urban and natural landscapes, through the spaces, volumes, lines and forms that they consist of and their possible transformations. She uses variable media from sculpture (ceramics, wood, plaster andother sculptural material), to photography, collage and drawing. She experiments with the characteristic restrictions of materials and often creates artworks oscillating between two different media. Thus a drawing does not necessarily appear as lines on a paper, but might show itself as a shadow on the wall or as a wooden construction which opens up into the space. Sculptural material can take a rather flat shape, however the motif of a photograph can also have a three-dimensional effect or turn into a sculpture.
This gallery contains 34 photos.
ORDENES is the title of site specific installations by Argentinian artists Gaspar Aceco and Marcos Mangani as a result of their artAmari Residency. It is the artists’ first collaborative work and it was inspired by the vast abandonment they encountered in the area and more specifically at the Asomati monastery where they decided to concentrate … Continue reading
This gallery contains 36 photos.
The 10th artAmari Residency coincided with the 150 years anniversary from the Cretan Revolution at Arkadi Monastery. The residency was included in the official commemorative events and was therefore decided that there wouldn’t be an open call for non-Greek artists (as normally) but an invitation to Greek artists, with the specific focus on the anniversary. … Continue reading
This gallery contains 14 photos.
Hadas worked on her on going, photographic project Transforming concerning the Holocaust of Amari and forced labour in the area during WWII. “The concept behind Transforming is to document … social transformation and the manner in which an historical catastrophe can become normalized or neutralized. The objective is to encourage observers to integrate their own … Continue reading
This gallery contains 25 photos.
Ivana almost immediately decided that she wanted to work around the Byzantine churches in the area. The result was a series of temporary installations by the general title Fire. The main one was done with traditional blankets woven by local women. The blankets were placed outside of iconic Arkadi Monastery, in the shape of a … Continue reading
This gallery contains 14 photos.
El Ka duet came to Amari to work on their on going, photographic project Flying Sculptures. They collect rubbish walking around in the landscape and capture, in a fragment of a second, the visual aesthetics of this bundle by tossing it up in the air. This time there were three artists talks organised, in the … Continue reading
This gallery contains 18 photos.
Ana Lucia’s residency broaden her practice to more than photography. On one hand she followed local life closely and most particularly the life of the shepherds and captured images that portray harsh, mountainous life in a gentile way. On the other hand, while visiting the Minoan settlements of the area, she was looking for something … Continue reading
This gallery contains 13 photos.
Jennie has been persistently creating both paintings and sculpture on the theme of the Dark Matter of the universe. This couldn’t have been any different in the case of her residency. During her time in Amari, though, she was equally fascinated by local flora. That, along with the landscape, were her main focal points for … Continue reading
This gallery contains 8 photos.
Jennie was invited by one of the local schools to make a mural as part of their Environmental Awareness Class. © 2013-2016 artAmari Residency All Rights Reserved
“The peculiar artworks that Gonzalo Paramo created during his residency at ArtAmari in Crete in the fall of 2013, all inspired by tools and vessels used traditionally for the production of oil, seem to be in tune with the specific long-standing inquiries of his artistic expression: the search for the systems that develop between the designing and the material relations and the internal organization that sustains and brings them to life. The materials and tools he uses are simple – ‘primitive’, such as wooden surfaces, different sorts of paper, glue, rice paper, linos, acrylics, ink, cutters, chisel and rope, but it is exactly this material and gestural emphasis that characterizes his work that offers an elucidating example of the ways in which the mastery of his chosen artistic technique serves the successful materialization of his personal visions. The interdependence between the materials and the forms created is firm, as Continue reading