SDG 17 - Irene Venetsanou

SDG 17: Partnership for the Goals

Artist Name: Irene Venetsanou 
Medium: Stoneware, sculptural ceramic objects

Statement :

“Duality Unveiled” 

Delves into the intricate nature of human existence, capturing the profound contrast between the persona we present to the world and the hidden realm concealed within us.

Through this art piece, I seek to explore the coexistence of two contrasting sides, each marked by unique experiences, scars, and imperfections.

The shinny facade represents the persona we meticulously craft and curate, the side we reveal to the external world. It embodies the polished mask we wear, often influenced by societal expectations, constructed to shield our vulnerabilities and insecurities. This polished side becomes a canvas for projection, an intricate tapestry of conformity, and an embodiment of societal roles and norms.

The other private side, obscured from public view, becomes a sanctuary for raw emotions, personal experiences, and a repository for the scars of life. Here is a visual representation of the unfiltered truth residing within, where imperfections are embraced and scars become symbols of resilience and growth.

Embracing our complexity, I hope to inspire viewers to embrace collaboration as a powerful tool for personal growth, societal progress, and a more harmonious world. By celebrating our individual complexities and working together, we can weave a future that embraces diversity, empathy, and shared aspirations, propelling humanity towards a brighter and more inclusive tomorrow.