The Rabbit: The most visible contemporary sign of sexuality
My intercultural Mediterranean/North American upbringing has allowed me to observe and participate in both oppressive and progressive mentalities on sexuality. Through my painting and performance practice, I create a stasis between the two polar states of denial and embrace. My practice predominantly employs visuals and situations that project a sense of hiding, yet, simultaneously, a whimsical provocation of eroticism.
The Rabbit: The most visible contemporary sign of sexuality is part of an ongoing exploration called The Boudoir. The Boudoir is a painting series of sex toys covered with a striped fabric. At first glance, the images are reminiscent of a decorative pattern, yet a change of perspective reveals objects that exemplify intimacy and sexual expression. The ambivalence created through the considerable scale and masking of that object questions our awareness of its meaning. Simultaneously, the revealing through the change of perspective promotes and celebrates the subtle intentions of sexual desire.
About the Artist:
Filidonos Tatianna is a painter and video artist whose work explores notions and constructions of sexuality. Originally from Athens, Greece, Tatianna moved to Montreal to pursue her Bachelor of Fine Arts at Concordia University. As a recent graduate, she works and maintains a studio practice in the city. She was the recipient of the 2019 Helene Couture Painting Award and her works have been exhibited in several group shows, including at Art Mur and Galerie Luz.