An artistic reflection upon violent actions over time. Evolutionary aspect of violence, from the psychic and emotional state to the sociological and political position.
Kristian Zara was born in Albania on 2nd January 1986. He studied drawing and painting since he was a child. In 2012 he graduated with a BA (hon) Degree in painting, sculpture, stage design, and photography from the Athens School of Arts. He lived in Athens for almost 10 years.
In November of 2014 Kristian moved in Edinburgh where he’s currently resident of.
In 2017 he graduated with an MFA Degree in Art, Society, and Publics from the University of Dundee (DJCAD).
See more: www.kristianzara.com
A collection from the Naval Hospital forest
Fragmented elements leaving ample space for your narrative.
Terracotta clay (unfired), gauge, PVA.
Despina Nissiriou is a Greek artist based in Edinburgh. Her practice is project-based and moves freely between different materials and techniques as well as art disciplines, following a playful and intuitive call.
Her background studies include a Ceramics and Sculpture degree from the University of Wolverhampton and a Painting degree from the Athens School of Fine Arts. In 2012 she graduated with an MFA in Sculpture from the University of Edinburgh.
See more: www.despinanissiriou.com
Thinking about murder
This audio-visual installation expresses my emotional impact reflecting on the polyphonic murders. I try to recreate the emotions I felt while reading the description. I created an audio-visual compilation and abstract representation of the acts and emotions involved.
Video installation, back projection on tracing paper hanging from the ceiling.
Dimensions: the height of the ceiling to the floor x 70cm
Aesthetically, I am driven by the Greek philosophers Plato and Aristotle; and Japanese minimalism. I studied BSc (Hon) and MSc Agriculture and Horticulture with expertise in Landscape Design; BFA (Hon) and MA and MFA in Art, Space and Nature. My work reflects my academic background; it is a combination of art and science. As a scientist, I need reasoning and configuration, as an artist I need to find new ways of interpretation in order to explain my research. Environmentally oriented, my work uses neuroscience facts to raise awareness of the positive impact Nature has on Mental Health. I research ancient meditation paths and techniques of experiencing Nature and I use this information to recreate interiors and turn them into meditation spaces by using fabrics and audio visuals; I work at open spaces to form shapes and interactive temporary, or not, artwork.
See more: www.nadiakider.com; www.vimeo/nadiakider; www.mystiquegardens.com
Polyphonic Murders: Comic Book
A5 (148x210cm), Ink on Bristol Paper.
My name is John and I come from Patras, Greece. I’m a Civil Engineer, but my dream is to become an animator. I have studied illustration and Comic-Book Art. From September 2018 I will be studying Animation at the Glasgow College of Art.
My work has been presented in festivals here in Patras, exhibited in Cyprus, and posted in some fanzine-formats.
See more: https://www.flickr.com/photos/138454967@N05
Genesis 4, 10. “And he said, What hast thou done? the voice of thy brother’s blood crieth unto me from the ground”.
From an aesthetic reminiscent of forensic photography, I try to reconstruct the crime scene described in Genesis 4 using some of the symbols of its traditional artistic representation.
Photolithography, watercolour and collage.
Photolithography printed by the author at M.e.santiso’s studio.
Born in Madrid (Spain) in 1981, Samuel García Vargas studied Biology at the Universidad Complutense and started a PhD on Palaeohistology at the department of Palaeoanthropology of the Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales.
He studied Neanderthals from the Cantabric range, but never submit his thesis. Instead he suddenly left the research and went to Paris to start a new life. After several years, he came back to Spain to further study photography at EFTI. As a photographer, he presented his work at 2016 Fotoproyectos 14 at Unonueve gallery.
Today he is interested in photolithography and alternative development processes.
See more: https://www.instagram.com/samuelgarciavargas.fotografia/