Melbourne-based artist Efrossini “Effie” Chaniotis explores storytelling through a vast array of artistic mediums and draws inspiration from a variety of sources, particularly her Greek heritage.
Art has been an integral component of Chaniotis’ self exploration since she was a child; as she has matured, the artist describes, so has her ability to convey stories, both autobiographical as well as creative, across a number of artistic mediums.
Listen to her tell the stories behind two of her works called “Angel Cook” and “Angel Bedroom,” both of which are pictured below.
Chaniotis, a painter and sculptor, has received formal training and earned multiple degrees in a number of disciplines such as: fine arts, visual arts, contemporary and theoretical perspectives, painting, and sculpting.
Chaniotis and some of her collections have been influenced by her Greek heritage. Her pieces Angel Cook and Angel’s Bedroom (see below) are included in a series entitled, “Modern Icons,” where Chaniotis has incorporated stylistic components of Byzantine iconography.
Her creative expression and artwork has played a central role in sharing and spreading love and joy.
“To put it simply,” says Chaniotis, “I create art that expresses themes of transformation, beauty, and love.”
Chaniotis’ inspiration and subjects are not limited to experience based in reality; the Melbourne-based artist also creates art that centers around creative stories and characters which she has imagined and fashioned.
“As an artist, at times I exercise my power to create something that I want to experience,” Chaniotis explained.
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