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Despina ZografosWebsite: despinazografos.com
Despina Zografos is a visual artist born and raised on the island of Crete in Greece. She works in a variety of mediums including video, acrylic paintings and hand cut paper. Her most recent artwork consists of cyanotypes.
Cyanotype is a camera-less photographic process used extensively from the 1880’s through the 1920’s. The process was later used widely by architects and engineers for the creation of blueprints. A mixture of two chemical, ferric ammonium citrate and potassium ferricyanide, is used for coating and sensitizing the paper. Then the chosen objects are placed on top of the paper and the set design goes in a UV light box. The action of light allows the creation of a silhouette effect. The result of the process is a print with beautiful Prussian blue tones.
Through the process of cyanotype a design can be reproduced as many times as you wish. Nevertheless there are not two cyanotypes identical because each piece is individually treated and the visual result is unique.
A bunch of hand made family doilies recently handed down to her was the spark for the creation of the cyanotypes.
Despina in her artwork often combines cyanotypes with a layer of hand cut paper. The inspiration for the hand cut paper designs was a picture that she shot depicting her shadow pushing her twin’s stroller thus the title “Strolleroptera”.
Despina received a BFA in Painting from The Athens School of Fine Arts in Greece, a BA in French Language and Literature from Kapodistrian University in Athens and her MSc in Art Therapy from Queen Margaret University in Edinburgh, Scotland. Her work has been featured in various exhibits in Greece, The Netherlands, Scotland and most recently in New York where she currently lives and works.
One of her most recent works received 2nd place at the exhibit “ Art of Layering” at NAWA Gallery in NYC. In addition Despina’s work was selected by juror Ylinka Barroto, Assistant Curator at the Guggenheim Museum and is currently participating at the exhibit “Wide Open 10” at BWAC Gallery in Brooklyn.