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Ioanna Gouma

MA work

My work is influenced by geology and biology. A starting point is often the observation of the natural environment - rhythms and routes that I discover in the landscape. I find interest in imperfection and profundity in nature’s impermanence. The images begin with mono-printed stains and drippings worked over extensively with drawing and collage, transforming them into abstract organic hybrid forms. There is an amalgam of oppositions: the internal in fusion with the external, the underground with the celestial, past with future and archeology with science. Utopian, melancholic, murky maps suggest a universe that is in constant motion, where things evolve from nothingness. The minor, the tentative and the ephemeral remind us of memento mori.

Info

  • MA Degree

    School

    School of Humanities

    Programme

    MA Printmaking, 2009

  • My work is influenced by geology and biology. A starting point is often the observation of the natural environment - rhythms and routes that I discover in the landscape. I find interest in imperfection and profundity in nature’s impermanence. The images begin with mono-printed stains and drippings worked over extensively with drawing and collage, transforming them into abstract organic hybrid forms. There is an amalgam of oppositions: the internal in fusion with the external, the underground with the celestial, past with future and archeology with science. Utopian, melancholic, murky maps suggest a universe that is in constant motion, where things evolve from nothingness. The minor, the tentative and the ephemeral remind us of memento mori.