Marina Vernicos’s body of work presented in this exhibition consists of a series of photographs depicting seascapes. She photographs seascapes around the world using various exposure times and degrees of focus. The images, if not for their attributive titles (Polyaigos, Sifnos, Mykonos – Greece), are completely unidentified. Her expressionistic photographs do not allow the viewer neither to guess the location where the photo was taken, nor to understand where she has supported her camera in order to choose or to exclude a particular vision angle. She depicts the variability of environmental conditions –time of day, weather conditions – demonstrating it unaffected of its geographical location.
The artist withdraws her subject matters from nature itself: from colors, the fluctuations of the liquid element, from straight or irregular lines. All of the above assist the works not to be presented as mere representation of reality, but as images created to bring to surface what we feel and not necessarily what we see.
Exhibition Curated by Anna Chatzinassiou