Featured Artist Brigitte Polemis

Reminiscent of pure iconic forms of pop art, artist Brigitte Polemis’ 3D digital prints address humanity, conformity and standardization. See more of her work by visiting her website.

 

“Who In the World am I? Ah, That’s the Great Puzzle” Mixed Media, 3D Synthesis of Multiple Layers of Cardboard, Oil Paint and Ink Print on Cardboard, Framed in a Box of Perspex, 60cm x 60cm x 7cm by artist Brigitte Polemis. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Who In the World am I? Ah, That’s the Great Puzzle” Mixed Media, 3D Synthesis of Multiple Layers of Cardboard, Oil Paint and Ink Print on Cardboard, Framed in a Box of Perspex, 60cm x 60cm x 7cm

 

My work has evolved through the economic crisis and its effects on our state of mind. My journey as an artist started with oil painting, using my hands as a brush expressing direct emotions. This eventually evolved to a digital form where my medium developed.

 

“Going Nowhere” 3D Synthesis of Multiple Layers of Perspex, Ink Print on Different Layers of Perspex, Framed in a Box of Perspex, 126cm x 40cm x 7cm by artist Brigitte Polemis. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Going Nowhere” 3D Synthesis of Multiple Layers of Perspex, Ink Print on Different Layers of Perspex, Framed in a Box of Perspex, 126cm x 40cm x 7cm

 

This expanded to my latest 3D body of work, including sculptures. In my recent exploration I started to question our society and how our world is represented by this object we put on like a mask in our daily life that is made by us, and used by us. I’m talking about the suit.

 

“My Philosophy Like Color Television, Is All There in Black and White” Mixed Media, 3D Synthesis of Multiple Layers of Perspex, Ink Print on Different Layers of Perspex, Framed in a Box of Perspex, 80cm x 61cm x 7cm by artist Brigitte Polemis. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“My Philosophy Like Color Television, Is All There in Black and White” Mixed Media, 3D Synthesis of Multiple Layers of Perspex, Ink Print on Different Layers of Perspex, Framed in a Box of Perspex, 80cm x 61cm x 7cm

 

The suit that represents us in today’s society is a symbol. I question its origin and why it came about. For the past three centuries, we have been following like sheep in suits thinking of it as a uniform that represents success.

 

“Lunch Break” Mixed Media, 3D Synthesis of Multiple Layers of Perspex, Ink Print on Different Layers of Perspex, Framed in a Box of Perspex, 133cm x 40cm x 7cm by artist Brigitte Polemis. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Lunch Break” Mixed Media, 3D Synthesis of Multiple Layers of Perspex, Ink Print on Different Layers of Perspex, Framed in a Box of Perspex, 133cm x 40cm x 7cm

 

We have been told that wearing a suit ensures we will fit in and be accepted, “Be like us and you will win.” This so-called “suit” has turned us into carbon copies of each other, lacking time, individualism, creativity and freedom.

 

“Selfie” Mixed Media, 3D Synthesis of Multiple Layers of Cardboard, Oil Paint and Ink Print on Cardboard, Framed in a Box of Perspex, 125cm x 125cm x 6cm by artist Brigitte Polemis. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Selfie” Mixed Media, 3D Synthesis of Multiple Layers of Cardboard, Oil Paint and Ink Print on Cardboard, Framed in a Box of Perspex, 125cm x 125cm x 6cm

 

The faceless young figure wearing a standardized suit seems naïve, helplessly stuck in a system which created an economic crisis in modern times that resulted in suffering.

 

“No Freedom” Mixed Media, 3D Synthesis of Multiple Layers of Cardboard, Oil Paint and Ink Print on Cardboard, Framed in a Box of Perspex, 150cm x 125cm x 9cm

“No Freedom” Mixed Media, 3D Synthesis of Multiple Layers of Cardboard, Oil Paint and Ink Print on Cardboard, Framed in a Box of Perspex, 150cm x 125cm x 9cm

 

The continuous battle of individualism versus conformity is within all of us and the faceless suit becomes a type of fictional hero challenging the status quo and pondering the reality of today.

 

“Greed” Mixed Media, 3D Synthesis of Multiple Layers of Cardboard, Oil Paint and Ink Print on Cardboard, Framed in a Box of Perspex, 125cm x 125cm x 6cm by artist Brigitte Polemis. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Greed” Mixed Media, 3D Synthesis of Multiple Layers of Cardboard, Oil Paint and Ink Print on Cardboard, Framed in a Box of Perspex, 125cm x 125cm x 6cm

 

With our fast-paced life style in a light-speed technology environment, we have resulted in a mechanized, shallow, homogeneous world, leading to a cruel and irrevocable path toward an uncertain future.

 

“Vanity” Mixed Media, 3D Synthesis of Multiple Layers of Cardboard, Oil Paint and Ink Print on Cardboard, Framed in a Box of Perspex, 125cm x 125cm x 6cmby artist Brigitte Polemis. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Vanity” Mixed Media, 3D Synthesis of Multiple Layers of Cardboard, Oil Paint and Ink Print on Cardboard, Framed in a Box of Perspex, 125cm x 125cm x 6cm

 

Each piece that I have created has a message for the viewer to ponder with a twist of humor. With a “tongue in cheek” attitude in some pieces referencing a famous quote, I like to challenge people to think about their everyday lives and consider a positive change. I would like the viewer to focus more on the “real” aspects of life and make a difference to themselves as well as the people around them.

 

“Think Before You Speak, Read Before You Think” Mixed Media, 3D Synthesis of Multiple Layers of Perspex, Ink Print on Different Layers of Perspex, Framed in a Box of Perspex, 127cm x 40cm x 7cm by artist Brigitte Polemis. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Think Before You Speak, Read Before You Think” Mixed Media, 3D Synthesis of Multiple Layers of Perspex, Ink Print on Different Layers of Perspex, Framed in a Box of Perspex, 127cm x 40cm x 7cm

 

The resulting 3D art, with the use of digital prints on Perspex, Silicon and cardboard, underscore a simplistic theme that combined with a colorful form project a bold dynamic visual.

 

“Love” Mixed Media, 3D Synthesis of Multiple Layers of Cardboard, Oil Paint and Ink Print on Cardboard, Framed in a Box of Perspex, 125cm x 125cm x 6cm by artist Brigitte Polemis. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Love” Mixed Media, 3D Synthesis of Multiple Layers of Cardboard, Oil Paint and Ink Print on Cardboard, Framed in a Box of Perspex, 125cm x 125cm x 6cm

 

The viewer is fundamental to the work in connecting with its direct message. It is this relationship that I feel is important in making the exchange with my work more relevant, and allowing time for each viewer to reflect on the theme to be able to contemplate where we are going and what needs to change.

 

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  1. Christos Gkikas says:

    I love this work!!

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