Meet The Others: Tina Pitsiavas


Meet Tina Pitsiavas, the artist behind the daring sequence partaking with social points, present information objects and political environments around the globe.

One may argue that right now’s world is a patchwork of social points  (a not so fairly one). Some have transcended time and historical past, while others are new and evolving. In right now’s society specifically, a wide range of activations, slogans and headlines protesting and critiquing energy and the types of information that represent inequalities have emerged. It’s subsequently apt that Tina Pitsiavas has named her sequence ‘Patchwork of Protest.’

Don’t Act Like You Know Me. Gouache on watercolour paper, 32cm x 42cm framed. $320


As a educated Artwork Therapist, Tina started ‘Patchworks of Protest’ in 2019 to have interaction with the therapeutic traits of artwork that provides voice and readability to modern points. Regardless of experimenting with different mediums, Tina makes use of gouache on watercolour paper to create the loud patchworks. Referring to it as a “luscious medium,” the quick-drying make-up of gouache permits Tina so as to add varied colors to the paper and check how every interacts. The mix of huge letters which fluctuate in shade, capitalised and lower-case letters, causes the viewer to pause and thoroughly de-code its that means. 

“Color is essential to me. I exploit shade and color combos to draw the viewers eye to every piece. It is just after the viewer deciphers the phrases that they realise there’s an below layer…one which may be darker than the colours I exploit,” says Tina. 

Something You Can Do. Gouache on watercolour paper, 53cm x 73cm. NFS


Wanting throughout these patchworks, Tina Pitsiavas makes unapologetic declarations, corresponding to “something you are able to do, I can do bleeding” and “outdated males, new wars.” Different works take a self advocative angle – equally as vital because the advocacy for social points. These embody, “discover your inside fan” – a touch upon one’s inside critic, and the extra humorous (and probably relatable sort) “discover a higher job.” While Tina claims that her work may be seen as tongue in cheek, she believes that any methodology {that a} message may be conveyed via artwork to elicit consciousness and alter is effective. 

“My work is only a small drop within the massive ocean of political and social commentary in artwork.”

Tina Pitsiavas returns to The Cutaway, December 1-4 as a part of The Different Artwork Truthful’s fashionable version. With 135 artists, tattoos, a couple of surprises – and a totally stocked bar, this an artwork truthful to not be missed.



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