Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is extremely pleased to announce that Vasiliki Siampi has been named as the Gallery’s new featured artist and she will now be promoted by the gallery for the next 14 days in the gallery’s Artist Showcase.
Vasiliki is an award-winning artist based in Greece. Vasiliki was selected as 1 of the top twelve finalists in the gallery’s 21st Solo Art Exhibition Series. The placement in this competition qualified her art to be showcased in this feature.
Vasiliki’s Artist Showcase feature will be promoted to over 350+ major news outlets, with inclusion on Google News & Bing News. In addition, the gallery will also be featuring and promoting her artwork in the gallery’s various social media networks for further exposure.
Below are Vasiliki’s Artist Biography, Artist Statement and 5 images that were submitted to this competition.
A long-time arts educator, Vasiliki has dedicated a large part of her professional life mentoring art students. A strong believer that art education is paramount to the development of a well-rounded person, she created her own arts workshop in 1994 which run for more than 20 years in Athens.
Vasiliki’s style has evolved throughout the years from the study of the major artistic movements of the past, covering a wide range of styles and techniques from the renaissance era and the masters of impressionism to cubism, pop-art, but also the byzantine art. Furthermore, at the workshops of Nikos Kessanlis and Rena Papaspyrou, she was exposed to the ideas of New Realism, and experimented with a wide variety of forms, materials and textures in the context of mixed media. Vasiliki describes her artworks currently balancing between impressionism and the abstract.
Since 2016, Vasiliki has returned to painting her own works, focusing on the medium and topic she loves most, acrylic paintings of nature. For this, she moved out of the city and into a small village at the heart of the mountainous Peloponnese region, an area rich in wild life. She has since created multiple paintings under two major series, the "Lousios" series which is inspired by the nearby river of the same name and the wild forest around it, and the "Efkalyptos" series which is inspired by the regeneration process of the Eucalyptus tree.
My subject matter is nature and my medium is acrylic on canvas. Nature has always evoked deep feelings in me, both in her pure form and in the hidden figures and meanings that emerge from within. Through my paintings I invite the viewer to emerge themselves in the experience of finding their own meanings and shapes.
Vasiliki’s website is www.besiart.com.