Hello! Welcome to my website. Here are a few words about me and my work:
I am a Scottish and Cypriot experimental animator, illustrator visual artist and researcher. As a researcher, my work is a practice-led investigation into creative communication avenues among people in conflicting communities, via art and animation. My animation practice forms part of my research but I also maintain an independent research, art and illustration practice.
My education in Fine Art began at the Bauhaus University in Germany, where I specialized in drawing. I then went on to study at the University of the Creative Arts, where I incorporated the animated element into my artistic practice. From there on, I travelled to Glasgow, got adopted by the Scottish and trained as an animator at the Glasgow School of Art. At the GSA I also completed a practice-led PhD in Creative Practices, Animation and Peace-building.
Being a graduate of the Bauhaus, I have had a very broad artistic education and I find myself working in a rather interdisciplinary manner. Even though I have acted in different academic and commercial roles with clear confinements, I do not believe in strict discipline restrictions. Instead, always fluid and playful, I lend and borrow elements in my creations which are championing interdisciplinary. I constantly push myself to expend my artistic media and approaches. Love, conflict and peace, belonging and identity, are the subjects that prevail in my work. They are the subjects that are central to the human experience and also what brings my work together.
I am living in sunny (not!) Glasgow and despite repeated effort I cannot speak with a Scottish accent.