Olga Chandeli turns the spectator’s gaze in the roots of a civilization that lives in an epoch of decline and perturbation and is on the verge to be razed. The artist ventures to pull out mythological and tragic figures that derive from the “collective unconscious” of our race; “the perpetuated repetitive drama of our existence”, as the artist says. Chandeli questions the human condition and discretely portrays a fleeting expression of the frozen forms that entails passion, despair, desire and endurance.
Through her work, man is revealed as a unique and distinctive entity that constantly evolves and draws up the diachroneity of things. Memories, images, ideas and experiences are assembled to create the present and project the future. The artist remains integral to her time and unveils the foundation of the human species, where the distinct individual becomes a collective being with an immutable behavior.
Through a contemporary way, the artist uses the craft of collage with a dexterity that bridges the gap of time. She collects the pieces from the corrosion without deranging the harmony of the form and the content. Chandeli molds the clay and recalls sculpted omens from an oncoming awakening. She demands an answer with her drawings while she unleashes powerful deities, such as the Socratic “daemon”. She speaks about a new “self-revelation” in order to elucidate the nostalgia from our hidden hope.