The Magnificent One are a series of double-sided paintings on canvas tat share the same name and was at that point Andria’s most recent works. Andria exhibited one of the three painitngs hanged by a tree. In these pieces Andria was inspired by Ursula K.
Le Guin’s essay The Carrier Bag Theory of Fiction 1986 where she shifts the way we
look at humanity’s foundations from a narrative of domination to one of
gathering, holding, and sharing. Le Guin explains that a carrier bag contains
no heroes but instead there are many different protagonists with equal
importance to the plot. These paintings are exploring stories about a weird shared
reality; The carrier bag gatherers and not lone heroes, but rather rooted in a
shared existence entangled with the female Utopian and Dystopian world-building
imagination. They portray environments filled with room for complexity and
contradiction, difference and simultaneity where one thing is entangled with
another, and with another. And describe
a time that doesn’t progress in an easily digestible straight line, with a
beginning, middle and end. Instead, there are many timelines, each darting
around, bringing actions of the past and future into the present.
Kyriakidou is a London based visual and performance artist from Cyprus born in 1993. She works between performance, video, sculpture, photography and painting and her works are exploring the relationship between Feminism and Technology under
Capitalism. She studied Fine
arts in the Superior School of Fine Arts in Athens and took her Masters in Fine
Arts from Kingston University in London.