Interview: Marina Koutsospyrou

Interview: Marina Koutsospyrou
Image courtesy of Marina Koutsospyrou

Interview: Marina Koutsospyrou

Luca Curci talks with Marina Koutsospyrou during THE BODY LANGUAGE 2018 at THE ROOM Contemporary Art Space. 

Greek painter, Marina Koutsospyrou born in Agrinio and received First Place in the entry exams for the Athens School of Fine Arts where she earned her degree in Drawing with Honors. Marina has received the First prize in Drawing at the artistic competition of the cultural department of the Municipality of Crete at the International Festival of Arts, 2007 and the International award Caravaggio, Great Master of Art Milan, Italy 2018. Also Award from Circle Foundation of Arts-Finalist Certifate 2018-19. With more than 30 exhibitions to her resume, in Greece, Cyprus, Italy and other Eu countries, she has had two solo shows and her paintings are in many galleries and museums. Marina is also involved with theatrical performances as a costume and stage designer.

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Luca Curci – What is art for you?
Marina Koutsospyrou – Art is my sacred space. It’s where I’ve found peace, silence, inspiration, direction and purpose in my life. Everything I’ve needed to breath, to feel, my work is my noise.

LC – What’s your background? What is the experience that has influenced your work the most?
MK – Every project hides the very secrets that they have to do with past moments but also with their current up-to-date approach. Past experiences have influenced my job as an intense experience of be a mother but also experience of trash and fraud, giving my job more of truth. Which stems from a deep inner path.

LC – Which is the role the artist plays in the society? And the contemporary art?
MK – The contemporary creators and their dialogue with local societies is a prerequisite for the sustounable development of both cities and modern art in general. Culture is the reflection on what is happening in society.Societe must turn the eye on the creative forces that invigorate resource fulness to help blossom.

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LC – Where do you find your inspiration?
MK – Although Ido not consider any particular difficulty in creating a new project, because it is always a new challenge.. perhaps I could say the process of capture to find what you have to tell and give it to your visuals.

LC – What is the most challenging part about creating your artworks?
MK – My inspiration to take on everything that can mobilize me to create such as travel pictures, the hero of people, the poetry, music, the conceptual framework of thematic exhibitions, etc.

LC – What do you think about the concept of this festival? In which way did it inspire you?
MK – I was very interested in the theme of this exhibition in combination with the local events of Venetian of the carnival period. My painting is anthropocentric, the skin is an inner world and every movement of the body reveals the sensation the emotion the experience inspired me and created with great disposal.                   

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LC – What is the message linked to the artwork you have shown in this exhibition? How is it connected to the theme of the entire festival?
MK – Skin is an inner space. Feeling, sensation, emotion, relaxation, soul, all these things are connected with the theme of the festival.

LC – What do you think about ITSLIQUID Platform?
MK – I believe that a great effort is being made to highlight the contemporary art of artists active in their work internationally, new presentaction proposals and events.

LC – What do you think about the organization of our event?
MK – Is a beautifully organized exhibition with artists presentations in the media in a contemporary Art space.

LC – Do you think ITSLIQUID GROUP can represent an opportunity for artists?
MK – I believe that ITSLIQUID GROUP can enhance the art in general and help the artist to show him the opportunity to present his work to more shows and artprojects.

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