I am Anna Sandalaki, from Greece and I’m living in Chania of Crete. I have studied Social Policy & Social Anthropology in Athens. Though I make my living working in a private company, some years ago I started dedicating myself to analog collage art. I’ve already participated in various group exhibitions both in Greece and abroad (USA, United Kingdom, Poland, Slovenia, Italy, Holland, Ireland, Belgium for the time being).
A collage is kind of a mirror (and is, maybe, a fragmented mirror). The visual reflection of our feelings, thoughts, concerns, memories and dreams. Each one of us can read different realities or stories “on” this boundless and magic looking glass.
I take immense pleasure in creating visuals in black and white and visuals from a surrealist point of view, through which I can explore the potential of the inevitable and worthwhile alternation of the bright and dark side of ourselves.
The materials used in my collages are mainly paper from second-hand books, vintage or recent magazines, as well as acrylic paint, spray paint and watercolor. Other media also, plus stencil techniques for the envisaged composition.
Main influences and sources of inspiration are people, indie rock, ambient music, swing, photography, nature, anxiety and dark chocolate.