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Maria Makridis

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Fascinated by the complex relation between technology and nature, I aim to confront the viewer with the increasingly blurred line between the two. I always tend to use nature as a starting point in my work after which I reshape and bend it until it becomes something more artificial and alienated from what we know. The act of manipulating, both digitally and physically is something I always apply to my work. It is a way to illustrate the manipulation which already is part of the contemporary world we live in.

About me

I graduated in 2018 from Hogeschool voor de Kunsten Utrecht (University of the Arts Utrecht) in the Netherlands with a Bachelor’s degree in photography. In the third year of the course I completed a traineeship at visual artist Felicity Hammond in London. Enjoying the vibe and the openness of the city, I then decided to pursue the MA Photography at London College of Communication right after graduating from my BA in the Netherlands. I also have been taking part in several exhibitons, both in the Netherlands and London. For my graduation project ‘Everything I see is true’ which was shown in the MA degree show last November I received the Mercers’ Art Award and the Photoworks mentorship award.