Dr. Eurydice Trichon-Milsani - Art Historian

Brigitte Polemis would have a lot to say about her life. A life full of movement, wandering and uprooting among countries and continents, cultures and languages, which are hard to combine and become complete through her art. Nonetheless, the state of constant change did not lead her to give up a tendency she had since childhood, to unify the most dissimilar and conflicting things, aiming for a distinctive artistic expression. Art became her home country, and her choices, which evolved over time by taking various forms, settled into a work consistent as much in technique as in conception.

Although she embodies a combination of European cultural wealth and Eastern sensitivity, she was won over by the American Puritans, with their simplified emblematic forms, and by the ideas developed by pop art. The great pop artists, and especially Andy Warhol, fertilized her imagination and gave her the directions that characterize her recent works.

Shapes and forms, blocks of colors, black and white, Jenny Holtzer-like quotations, create a purposefully interpersonal atmosphere. The multiple layers of Perspex beautify the image that looks almost mechanical and industrialized. Perfect and detached, she speaks to us in a cold idiom about today’s world: a mechanized, shallow, homogeneous world, whose cruel and irrevocable path toward an uncertain future is what Brigitte Polemis questions.