Art Project 2019| "Once upon a time" @Cube gallery
Selected art jewelry by Betty Vakali
The story behind the jewel..
“Perforated Landscapes” Mixed Media Sculptures /Statement Jewelry
Laces save memories, celebrating tradition and history.They always remind me good old days from my childhood, when my beloved grandmother sitting around and knitting for a couple of hours…She made brilliant motifs with love and passion.She usually used lace ornaments to decorate the Christmas table.
Unquestionably, these masterpieces are an heirloom from her.
Further discussed, lace is utterly feminine, reflecting elegance and beauty. Soon enough I started wondering if these pieces could ever be part of a woman body, performing a sculptural jewel that keeps memories from time to eternity.
In “Perforated landscapes” collection, lace is used as an innovative structural element in modern urban society. By combining the industrial look of cement material mixed with resins, laces convey a surreal landform. It might looks like an assemblage of patterns, providing a distinctive wearable piece of art.
Art is my passion and spirit.
My background in architecture, combined with a keen interest on various aspects of design, forms and materials made me wonder how design concepts translate into creative solutions.
Soon enough, I found myself, being fascinated by building materials, that no longer can be used, found at the construction site environment.
The idea of breathing new life into old objects through experimentation inspires me. The body of my mixed media artworks encapsulates recycling and reuses construction and deconstruction.
My collections consist of wall art assemblages, installations and handmade architecture jewelry.
There are no rules in my art; there are only materials, textures, objects and the inspiration behind them.
-Art Gallery of the Municipality of Thessaloniki, GR, July 2009
-Art Gallery of the Municipality of Mykonos, Cyclades, GR, July 2010
PARTICIPATION IN GROUP EXHIBITIONS
-Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki GR, Dec 2008
-Design Lab/ Technopolis, Athens GR, May 2011
-International Visual Competition “Feedhope”, (Honorary Award),Exhibition of Artworks Made Of Food Packaging,April 2012
-“D POINT” HOTEL PROJECT, Furnidec Business,
Helexpo Athens, GR, November 2014
-“Colours Of Greece” in the Hamptons, U.S, August 2015
-”Ashurst Emerging Artist Prize 2017” london, United Kingdom
- Art exhibition organized by the Greek Chamber of Greece, The Municipal Galery, Amarousion, Athens, Nov. 2017
@ A Jewel Made In Greece
-A JEWEL MADE IN GREECE & INSPIRING INTERNATIONAL STORIES
5TH ANNUAL DESIGNERS ’ MEETING 2018
Zappeio , Athens, Greece, Feb.2018
-Cube gallery, Patras, Greece
-H5 Open Art gallery
-The white door _WD concept store, Thira, Santorini
-HeArt Contemporary Art gallery, Andros, Cyclades
-To μικρό Τελλόγλειο, cultural gifts store, Thessaloniki