Ellie Lasthiotaki is a Greek artist, currently based in Singapore. Her work is inspired by lines and fragments of Gaia and exquisiteness of life. Through her panoramic paintings and sculptures she yearns to build the bridge with nature and lines so to emancipate her psyche and confront one’s harrowing composite experiences.
Her work is a humble endeavour to bring forward her childhood, the somnifacient light of the sun, elements of the seas and exuberance of the colours in which her ancestors, the ancient Minoans used in their art. Many times she embodies the elements of water and liquid into her art, alongside any kind of chance. Within her own visual language her works epitomise her instinctive need to grasp emotions, space and a diaphanous perception of endless possibilities.
The texture of materials, the brushstrokes, the drippings, and the colours let the viewer free to use his own imagination and give his/her own interpretation.
Growing up on the island of Crete, in Greece, the sea and its stories have been an internal part of perceiving the world. Thus, the ever-moving sea, magical landscapes many times from aerial views, are always in constant movement and flow. Nothing is still in nature unless one captures that moment, that wave, that feeling in any way he can. This is her way to capture a moment, a split of a second, a feeling, a storm, a secret that would otherwise be long forgotten.