Gouria, an exhibition that brings vitality and sunshine!
The sun awakens our senses and prompts us to think of vacations. To get you in the mood, I invite you to discover Komili’s colorful canvases.
Komili is a Franco-Greek painter, originally from Thessaloniki, and this dual nationality is reflected in her artistic work. Her paintings are both a tribute to the natural beauty of the Rhône-Alpes region where she lives, and to the breathtaking blue of her native Greece.
Paintings on the edge of mineral and vegetal…
Komili transports us into a world where mineral and vegetal elements are always in the spotlight. She doesn’t invent places; she takes photos of them and depicts these picturesque locations in her paintings. Coastal landscapes, buildings in shimmering colors, majestic mountains, abandoned building sites, quarries with their different colors of stone and material, the intense blue sea, sunny bars… all come to life under the artist’s brushstrokes.
Komili is a talented artist who has created a unique style recognizable by the harmonious composition of her canvases.
But what is a good painting composition?
A good composition in painting is one that effectively organizes visual elements in an aesthetically pleasing way, and communicates the intended message or emotion of the artwork. A well-composed painting should have a clear focal point that draws the viewer’s eye and guides him or her through the painting in a deliberate and intentional way. Balance, contrast and unity are also important to create a harmonious and visually interesting composition. In addition, the use of lines, shapes and colors can help create depth and dimension in the painting. Ultimately, a good composition in painting is one that effectively conveys the artist’s vision and elicits an emotional response from the viewer. (Sources: “Composition in Painting: The Ultimate Guide for Artists”. Art Is Fun)
Komili’s paintings capture the very essence of her two countries of heart, Greece and France. The vibrant, luminous colors used by Komili add extra depth to her paintings, allowing us to feel the warmth of the sun and the vitality of each scene, both in the depiction of Greek landscapes, and in the expressive forms of the buildings she creates. Admiring her works, we can’t help but feel a certain joie de vivre and a desire to immerse ourselves in these enchanting landscapes.
What does the title Gouria mean?
Komili has chosen the Greek name Gouria to illustrate his exhibition from June 1 to July 29 at Galerie Charron, as it is a very important lucky charm in Greece. This easily memorable name perfectly reflects the theme of the exhibition, which is to convey the vitality and sunshine of Greece through her canvases. By choosing this title, Komili wishes to instill in her viewers a positive energy and sense of happiness, while honoring her Greek culture and roots.