2007 - 2011
2010 - 2011 "Vertical Dreams and a Story"
The work deals with the DREAM as an idea, as an experience and expectation. The dream illustrates the ‘vertical journeys’ of the mind, the emotions and the soul, moving between two levels, the conscious and the subconscious. Seen through a surrealistic approach, the dream sets the fantasy free, develops the human consciousness and leads us into a new reality.
2010 "Ludwig & Cleopatra"
2008 - 2009 "A friendly environment..."
In this work, Marlen Karletidou strives to determine the environment in question through image. The image is not predetermined but is built progressively, just like a cinematographic film without a script. All the paintings begin and end together. The initial thoughts revolving around what is a friendly environment are reversed in the course of creation. Photographs - Documents are incorporated in the works and pose their own questions. The elements of nature, frugally and symbolically, portray the preciousness of their existence. The cat, a friendly animal to humans, symbolizes both the sun and the moon and fertility in life. The cat is a critical protagonist in the artist’s work in which it observes and recalls silently. The human presence in the composition of the work writes its own story and sends its own messages. The image is painted on recto-verso upholstery material which at times is used on its violet side and on other occasions on its more earth coloured side. The colour of the material selected in relation and continuous dialogue with the image. The colours are acrylic and are combined with mixed media - collage/photograph and embroidery.
2007 "Nature's Desires"
2007 "Modern Angels"