Artist Reception for Espacia Fotiu at Ferndale Library Oct. 14

Artist Reception for Espacia Fotiu at Ferndale Library Oct. 14

FERNDALE, MI Espacia Fotiu is a prolific artist creating dazzlingly minimalist paintings of dreamlike strokes in a tranquil color scheme. A Ferndale High School alumni, this 21-year-old artist already has an impressive resume, with dozens of appearances at esteemed local art festivals and notable gallery spaces.  Fotiu was a finalist in the 2015 Ferndale Schools’ Artist In You competition–winning a spot on the facade of City Hall where her work has been on display ever since. Through various mediums, she creates mixed-media art and chimerical watercolors of soft but vivid blues, grays, greens and yellows.

Fotiu said she remains in a constant state of “…profound curiosity towards the mystery and complexities of life.” She draws primary influence from “…a deep sense of the unknown.” Our hearts and minds can swell with contradicting emotions, hope and dread, optimism and uncertainty, love and frustration–that’s the dichotomous and ephemeral impulses that Fotiu is capturing with her art.

“My paintings reflect my world; filled with expression, confusion, growth, suffering, chaos, and harmony,” said Fotiu. “I convey the potential for beauty and destruction in each painting, which I hope the viewer to see in themselves that same potential. There is nothing to let go of in this world because there is nothing to hold on to.”

She utilizes negative space to give an energy to emptiness and mystery. The gossamer quality of her brush strokes create motifs that provoke us to consider all the things we each grasp tightly to in our lives, while also recognizing the fleeting nature of existence.

“The watercolors allow me to surrender, providing a sense of flow and impermanence,” said Fotiu. “While the ink and other mediums contrast the Immediacy, spontaneity, and transparency of the watercolors with permanence, concentration and order.”

She began showing her works at events like Detroit’s Palmer Park Art Fair and the Wyandotte Street Fair back in 2015. The Ferndale Library Art & Exhibition Committee is thrilled to feature a full show of her work, this Autumn.

New Exhibition (Sept 30 – Nov 5)
Artist Reception @ Oct 14
2-4pm
Ferndale Library
222 E. Nine Mile Rd
248-546-2504
More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1835264229925292/

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