Department of Photography and Audiovisual Arts, University of West Attica
Fine Art And Art Sciences Department - University of Ioannina
About Alexandra Mavrofridi
Alexandra Mavrofridi is an artist whose main purpose is to create myths and symbols with the aim of producing active art that brings different worlds into contact with one another. Her aesthetic is based on a tragicomical reality, that is not visible to the human eye. Guided by intuition, the biggest challenge is an effort to produce a protean and escalated body of work that portrays a veritable universe, which lies around the subconscious. While still pursuing photography and video art, the desire lays on giving more emphasis to drawing, painting, handicraft, design, music, writing erasing the boundaries in the way we use these media, focusing entirely on the direction to set the underlying theme. This world is defined by a list of opposites, it is simultaneously tragic and comic, divine and morbid, innocent and momentous. It is populated by creatures wearing masks and costumes, hybrids of humans, antipodes, industrial machines and abstract shadows.