A showcase of works by emerging artists, designers, coders, makers, hackers, educators, and thinkers — graduates from the MFA Design and Technology and BFA Art Media and Technology programs at Parsons Paris. May 19-21, Galerie 24b, Paris.

STEPHANIE VERRIOPOULOS

BFA Art, Media and Technology

:: 36° 41′ 0″ N, 23° 3′ 0″ E ::

Abstractionism is to me an enticingly mysterious art movement. Its unconventional approach and multiplex expressivity triggers my thoughts, emotions and ideas. I discovered my passion for this art movement when I saw how many different forms it can take; from light installations, to paintings and sketches, to nature and materials. Sea glass, has lately been the main focus of my work. Focusing on its uniqueness and physical properties in relation to landscape art and strong visual abstracts. Using a Macro lens camera and a Microscope, I create large-scale high definition images closing in on their finest particulars and shades from the collected sea glass. Thus the idea of this thesis project is to create a micro world out of sea glass. These randomly collected objects are of abstract shape and what fascinates me is the transition phases they undergo: from man made to being remolded by the sea and becoming beautiful unique abstract entities or items. During the making of this project, I found myself thinking about what should this project be about, Photography, Found Objects or Abstractionism? I believe that this project has a combination of the above mentioned with the only difference that I use the camera almost like a paint brush, to discover this micro parts of the sea glass, not as a professional photographer.

Thesis Advisors: Stephanie Nadalo, Bridget O’Rourke, Evan Roth