15 Dec ΑΝGELA TAMVAKI – Curator of the Western European Painting Section, National Gallery and Alexander Soutsos Museum
«…Thanks to the fantastic power of her instinct and her imagination, the artist has proceeded in impressive leaps. Countless flowers, with the most blinding colours, a very beautiful garden a dream state. And she, a true Alice in Wonderland discovering in her own unique way every fold of her enchanting world.. The sincerity and innocence of her work, the immediacy and spontaneity of her seal, coexist harmoniously with an artistic maturity not at all by chance, a condition for which is perhaps some form of preparatory work. Furthermore, we should not forget our friend Haris kambouride’s observation which was very much on the mark, that Alice is a born painter… The psychographic dimension removes the interios with still life from the context of simple depiction. A comparison with the unique flowers of Thanos Tsingos (1914-1965) would perhaps be untimely and somewhat overdone. However, the intensity, and sometimes the thickness and the explosions of colour, recall them to memory enevitably, always proportionately speaking.
If, however, we seek some more obvious references, we shall recognize, I think, the echoes of Matisse’s art and that of the Fauves, which are filtered and interpreted through a completely personal point of view… The charming female figures are distinguished by their nobility, elegance and a certain melancholy, whereas they are sometimes combined with flowers in the interiors known to us from her earlier works. Memories form Marie Laurencin, Marc Chagall or Amedeo Modigliani seem somewhat distant, but recognizable, in these also extremely personal compositions… The female nude and very stylized figures with their peculiar eroticism sometimes remind us of African sculptures from the area of so called “primitive” art. This new cycle probably marks the starting point of radically different future developments. We are impatient to see what shall follow».