Featuring: Matina Marki Tillman
Greek artist Matina Marki Tillman exhibits her new series of Humanography, direct etchings of her charcoal and pencil drawings onto Solarplates. This show presents individual, self-as-a-subject, double and multiple portrayals of the human, most created and arranged with a sequential character. In her hand-pulled, varied edition etchings Tillman focuses on the importance of the motion (or lack of motion), and the weight of the instant. Drawing and etching out of accidental selfies, created personas, storyboarded poses of models and forgotten snapshots, Tillman’s consistent goal remains the exploration of the mood, state of mind, and response (both physical and psychological) of the human to life’s events. Particularly in this new Humanography, the artist observes and reports back reflections on our internal journey shaped by slight shifts and variations — changes on our way that could change the way itself.
Matina Marki Tillman was born, raised, and educated in Greece (B.A. in Greek Medieval and Modern Literature and Poetry, University of Ioannina). She currently lives in the United States, where she broadened her education to include visual arts as she continues to pursue her passion for drawing the human. Matina exhibits her etchings in multiple national and international venues. Her work has been recognized in recent years with awards for excellence in graphics, including the first place prize in the National Association of Women Artists 2017 National Small Works Exhibition.
“Humanography: Shifts and Variations” will be on display at the Washington Printmakers Gallery, 1641 Wisconsin Ave., Washington, D.C. from Oct. 31 – Nov. 24, 2019. Opening reception November 2, 3-5 pm.