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Speak My Language by Vassiliki Falkehag

$300.00

Image of Speak My Language by Vassiliki Falkehag

Intaglio
13 x 19 inches ( h x w)
Varied edition of 5

The "Speak My Language" title is from a Laurie Anderson song, on her Bright Red album.

"My work is realized in a language influenced by minimalism and is concept-oriented. Many of the projects are large-scale, interdisciplinary and in collaboration with other artists or people from other fields. Others are small interventions, artist books, and works on paper. With all work I explore paradox and complexity as it functions in natural and human environments.

I have been an immigrant three times and personally experienced the feeling of other, of looking and sounding different and how that can create an identity. For this piece I am exploring the theme of migration and movement. Examining cultural transitioning, belonging and isolation, ...the real and imaginary borders and boundaries related to the complex problems and opportunities of migration."

BIO
Born in Athens, Greece and based in Mt. Pleasant, SC Vassiliki Falkehag studied painting and drawing at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and studio art and art history at the College of Charleston. She divided her time between Charleston, Greece and Sweden for 25 years and is affiliated with Orebro Art College, Orebro, Sweden where she was a head teacher from 2000-2009. Her work has been shown in seven countries, including Musee des Arts Decoratifs, Lausanne, Switzerland; Lund's Konsthall, Stockholm Cultural Capital of Europe, Orebro OpenArt, Sweden; Museum Polychronopoulos, Skironio Sculpure Centrum, Swedish institute, Greece; John Moores University Gallery,Liverpool, UK; Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, Atlanta, GA, Moore Farms Botanical Garden, Lake City, SC, Charleston Arts Festival, Charleston, SC. Her practice explores place, public/private, language and nature. She works in diverse methods and mediums including site-specific large-scale installation, sculpture, photography and works on paper.

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