A British national born 1962 in South Africa to Cypriot Greek and Anglo-Italian parents, I lived in Nigeria and Zambia before moving to the UK in 1976. I completed BA (Hons) in Fine Art at Birmingham City University, June 2013.
My work seeks to understand conditioning, attachment and impermanence, an investigation into the sensations of craving and aversion and how we respond to these within a cultural context. I use a wide range of elements, experimenting with media and process. Mark making, sculpture, found objects, sound, film and performance are drawn together in installation, producing work that aims to be immersive and emotive, to evoke humour and pathos. I work in mixed media, drawing, painting and utilising the technique of emulsion print. The concerns of my work are nostalgia and melancholy, exploring the culture of family and the decay and impermanence of industrial buildings.
A particular focus has been on the Shrewsbury Flaxmill Maltings, the first iron framed building in the world, which stands within sight of my home. I am a studio artist at Participate Contemporary Artspace, and have exhibited at solo and joint exhibitions in and around the West Midlands. I have also run workshops on the emulsion print technique. I have an active role in the Friends of the Flaxmill Maltings’ art group.
T: 07968 912625
Participate Contemporary Artspace
Saturday 8th, Sunday 9th, Saturday 15th, Sunday 16th
ARTIST: Dea Paradisos
CATEGORIES: Mixed Media