Figurative Abstraction. Vasiliki Sarri’s Sculptural Mosaic Paintings

Vasiliki Sarri is a painter but could very well be termed a multimedia artist. In her own words she does sculpture on canvas and mosaic composed of natural materials. Having received university training as a biologist, Sarri establishes a keen relationship to the materials she employs on her canvases: stones, glass in all its several forms, iron, bronze filings, quartz sand, pyrite, cast iron, sulfur, aluminum, copper, fabrics which she finds in mines and forges along with the more traditional oil and powder pigments. As a consequence Sarri’s works dispose a rich relief surface that is very compelling to the eye of the beholder.