Christina Darras
Le Flaneur
December 10th - December 17th 2020

"Le Flaneur - The Wanderer, has no specific facial features and no realistic body. This collection of works focuses on the abstraction of our existence - additionally, the loss of identity as a derivative of the current social crisis." CD

Hug
Hug

Acrylics and gouache on canvas 1m x 1m

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Reaching out
Reaching out

Acrylics and gouache on canvas 1m x 1m

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In water
In water

Acrylics and gouache on canvas 1m x 1m

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Overthinking
Overthinking

Acrylics and gouache on canvas 1m x 1m

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Acquiring flexibility
Acquiring flexibility

Gouache on paper (unframed) 21cm x 15.5cm

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What, where, how.
What, where, how.

Gouache on paper (unframed) 21cm x 15.5cm

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A Swimmer, vertical.
A Swimmer, vertical.

Gouache on paper (unframed) 21cm x 15.5cm

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Human Pot-ential
Human Pot-ential

Gouache on paper (unframed) 21cm x 15.5cm

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I heard
I heard

Gouache on paper (unframed) 21cm x 15.5cm

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In the middle of the night
In the middle of the night

Gouache on paper (unframed) 21cm x 15.5cm

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In water
In water

Gouache on paper (unframed) 21cm x 15.5cm

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Hugs
Hugs

Gouache on paper (unframed) 21cm x 15.5cm

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The future
The future

Gouache on paper (unframed) 21cm x 15.5cm

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Talking hands
Talking hands

Gouache on paper (unframed) 21cm x 15.5cm

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Storyteller
Storyteller

Gouache on paper (unframed) 21cm x 15.5cm

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Swiss army knife
Swiss army knife

Gouache on paper (unframed) 21cm x 15.5cm

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Standing
Standing

Gouache on paper (unframed) 21cm x 15.5cm

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Touch
Touch

Gouache on paper (unframed) 21cm x 15.5cm

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Waiting
Waiting

Gouache on paper (unframed) 21cm x 15.5cm

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Sculptures
Figure 1
Figure 1

Gouache on paper 11cm to 17cm (including the base)

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Figure 2
Figure 2

Gouache on paper 11cm to 17cm (including the base)

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Figure 3
Figure 3

Gouache on paper 11cm to 17cm (including the base)

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Christina Darras 
Christina Darras is a multidisciplinary artist of Athenian Greek origin. She works in a range of mediums: painting, drawing, embroidery and installations, and has a sharp atmosphere of nostalgia through a whimsical narrative. She's not attached to a specific, recognisable style, as she's seeking an adventure to her visual paths. Her work aims to deliver the message and create the environment for emotional reactions. She likes simple thoughts, truthful feelings, dogs and chocolate. Christina also a jewellery designer and maker, enjoying the making of her one-off, colourful pieces. Le Flaneur, translates from French as 'the one who wanders with pleasure, with no defined destination'.
"Our lives are carefully planned, and we have goals to achieve, we are walking from A to B. The shock of Covid-19 and subsequent isolation changed our lives instantly and dramatically. There was no wandering outside; on the contrary people had plenty of time to wander inside their minds and their internal space. Le Flaneur - The Wanderer, has no specific facial features and no realistic body. This collection of works focuses on the abstraction of our existence - additionally, the loss of identity as a derivative of the social crisis. Our western minds crave identity. We look for it in our work, the way we dress, the way we speak and behave. What if there is no identity? Do we stop to exist? What if our identity is a multitude of situations and realities? Le Flaneur is attempting to find peace in a fluid identity. The colours of flesh and aqua are indicative of this attempt. The simplicity of forms is also a visualisation of existing without a tag. Maybe we don’t have to answer the question “who am I?”. I am Le Flaneur."
Christina Darras