Category Archives: COLLABORATIONS

DIGITARIA COLLECTIVE

DIGITARIA COLLECTIVE indicates the  label’s collaborative works with artists coming from different creative paths, from photography and illustration up to product design and performance. It will enclose all the synergetic projects, limited editions of prints, design objects and fanzines. Most of the creative partners are already being involved with Digitaria projects. The ‘Collective’ project is very important to us, as it wraps our philosophy for exchanging ideas and firms our will for creative thinking and interaction.

DIGITARIA COLLECTIVE | FAULT IN LOVE BY MARY THIVAIOU

Our current collaboration is with the artist Mary Thivaiou. A capsule collection consisting of hand embroidered dresses and blouses, all made out of 100% cotton. All embroideries are featuring emotions out of icons, widely known as emoticons. An emoticon is a pictorial representation of a facial expression using punctuation marks, numbers and letters, usually written to express a person’s feelings or mood.

Mary Thivaiou was born in Athens. She studied Art Conservation at the Department of Antiquities and Works of Art Conservation of the Technological Educational Institute of Athens and Visual Arts at Athens School of Fine Arts. She received an ERASMUS scholarship for a six-month attendance at the department of Arts Plastiques at Université Paris 8. Also, she graduated from the Master of Fine Arts (MFA) of Athens School of Fine Arts. She has participated in group exhibitions in Greece and Europe, such as: New Babylon Revisited (Goethe Institute, Athens), Survival Kit (Athens-Munich), Perversions Visuelles (Paris), Heroes are dead. Long Live The Heroes (Kodra Fresh, Thessaloniki), about moralization (RE- culture 2 Festival, Patra), STYMPHALIA PROJECT – Human and Nature (Environment Museum of Stymphalia), 3rd Athens Biennale. She currently lives and works in Athens.

 

DIGITARIA COLLECTIVE | ANIMALIA BY EFI CHALIKOPOULOU

‘‘This series was created to express the importance of contradiction hidden in the various elements that contribute to the dynamic, but also to the wholeness of nature.Four organisms – elements that live in land, water and air, create a myth in the edge of fantasy and realism.’’ Efi Chalikopoulou

Efi Chalikopoulou is an award winning artist – illustrator. She obtained her B.F.A from the Athens School of Visual Arts and received her M.F.A in Illustration from the School of Visual Arts, after she moved to New York as a Fulbright scholar. Her work has been widely published and exhibited in New York, Los Angeles and Athens.

DIGITARIA COLLECTIVE | JACK/JACKIE BY PARIS CHAVIARAS

“ It is an event that, over and beyond its historical character, held a morbid fascination for me because of its cinematic elements. I always saw the notorious Zapruder footage more as a pop monument than as a documentary. It is a moment in time that, if anything else, has the same age as me.” Paris Chaviaras

Paris Chaviaras was born in Piraeus. He studied painting at the Athens School of Fine Arts. His works include painting, constructions, photography and installations. He has mounted numerous exhibitions (solo and group) in Athens, Thessaloniki, Madrid, Naples, Brussels and London. His works can be found in private and public collections and museums.

DIGITARIA COLLECTIVE | EMPTY BY ZART 83

 

“EMPTY, is a series of four portraits that represent the state of mind I was in, when I created them. Each one of them reflects my feelings, as I was living a life full of frustration in an environment that sucked my energy and lust for life. Male and female, black and white, blood and tears, curves and straight lines.” Zart 83

Georgios Zartaloudis is a Graphic Designer/ Illustrator. After finishing high school in northern Greece, moved to Rome in Italy driven by his love for visual arts. After the second year in the Academy of Fine Arts, moved to London to study Graphic Design in Central Saint Martins. Back in Greece, worked as an Art Director in Advertising and after 10 years in various agencies, is currently a freelance designer.

 

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DIGITARIA LIMITED T-SHIRTS EDITION

Besides the main Digitaria collection, we present a limited collection of t-shirts that are made in collaboration with artists of various fields, as part of our concept of exchanging ideas with distinguished or upcoming artists. We already have presented 3 limited t-shirt collections based on this concept. Since the beginning we have collaborated with the Uk music producer Warboy for “Fashion Kills” collection, with the illustrator Zart  for “Facials” collection & the artist HOPE  for “The birth of No7” collection.

We are very happy to announce our new collaboration with the New York based artist Panayiotis Terzis  for the 4th Digitaria Limited T-shirts edition, entitled  “Excavations”.

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EXCAVATIONS

This work and these patterns were inspired by the ancient past and the far future. In our frenetic, post millennial world, the debris of every culture we know of is available to us and this combined with the speed at which our world changes leads to a dizzying sense of living in the future. At the same time the old myths, superstitions and beliefs seem suddenly strong and sure next to the West’s petty rational-materialist worldview in these dark times.

The drawings are related to pictorial narrative traditions from Egyptian hieroglyphs through Aztec codexes and illuminated manuscripts of the Middle Ages. The collages and photo-textiles reflect my interest in the power of simple elements and materials around us-water, stones, dirt. My interest in the apocalyptic future-past and confused mythology is informed by many other elements. Hollow Earth theory, lo-resolution jpgs of classical sculpture, pop up ads. UFO suicide cults, night visitors, demonic possession. Olaf Stapleton’s First and Last Men, the dark sound-scapes of Klaus Schulze. In ten million years, who or what will dig through the plastic strata left by our century to discover the ruins of New York, Shanghai, Tokyo?” Panayiotis Terzis www.pengoat.com

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The birth of n.7

The third series of Digitaria T-shirts, is a collaboration with visual and performing artist HOPE. http://hope-epoh.tumblr.com

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Facials

The second series of Digitees is called “Facials” and is curated by illustrator Zart. www.zartland.blogspot.com

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