Kristina Tsoulis-Reay is concerned with articulating the visual properties of memory through painting. In Movements she captures women and girls during mundane, quotidian moments of introspection. These are intimate moments during which the human subject drifts and is absorbed into their surroundings. Her fluid brushstrokes create a sensory confusion that transforms and invigorates the photographic source. Each painting interacts in a continuum of separate (yet inseparable) images, mirroring the active form of memory, where disparate moments become linked across time and space. Tsoulis-Reay hints at the collective power present in the individual moment, suggesting the potential for groundswell, for change, for movement.
Press release courtesy Gallery 9.