Featured H.A.L. Artist: Efstathia Milaraki

“Untitled,” 240 x 90, acrylic on canvas, 2008

“Lying Nude,” 160 x 120, acrylic on canvas, 2007

“The Crowd,” 100 x 100, acrylic on canvas, 2007

“Portrait,” 85 x 60, acrylic on canvas, 2007

“Arhi (beginning),” 85 x 60, acrylic on canvas, 2008

“Untitled,” 140 x 90, acrylic on canvas, 2008

“Couple,” 125 x 125, oil on canvas, 2009

“Towards,” 50 x 70, acrylic on canvas, 2008

“Crucifixion,” 210 x 172, acrylic on canvas, 2005

“Crucifixion,” 60 x 50, acrylic on canvas, 2005

“Eruption,” 85 x 65, acrylic on canvas, 2008

“Secret Talk,” 110 x 110, oil on canvas, 2008

“Untitled,” 70 x 90, oil on canvas, 2008

“Untitled,” 65 x 86, oil on canvas, 2008

“Untitled,” 65 x 85, oil on canvas, 2009

“Mother and Child,” 175 x 120, oil on canvas, 2009

“Geneng,” 125 x 125, acrylic on canvas, 2008

“Under the Sun II,” A4, oil and pastel on paper, 2009

“Under the Sun,” A4, oil and pastel on paper, 2009

“Schoenberg,” A4, oil and pastel on paper, 2009

“Schoenberg,” A4, oil and pastel on paper, 2009

“Couple,” A4, mixed media, 2009

“Untitled,” 70 x 80, oil on canvas, 2010

“Untitled,” 75 x 55, oil on canvas

“Untitled,” 2010

About H.A.L. Featured Artist Efstathia Milaraki

Efstathia Milaraki was born in 1984 in Thessaloniki, Greece. In 2000, she won a “New Talent” entrance to the Athens Academy of Fine Art. Thereafter, she studied for five years under Professor Makis Theofilaktopoulos at the Fine Art School of Aristotelian University of Thessaloniki, graduating with Excellence in 2006. Milaraki has traveled and lived in Europe, Indonesia, and China. Currently, she lives and works in Shanghai, China.

Select solo exhibitions of her work include Esp’ Art Gallery, CCF of Bandung, Indonesia in 2008 and TETIX Gallery of Thessaloniki, Greece in 2009. In 2006, she participated in the Fourth Biennale of students of Fine Art Schools in Greece, showcased at Maris Hotel in Heraklion of Crete, in the Syntagma Metro Station of Athens, and at the Blanche Nuit of Toronto, Canada.

Of her work, Milaraki says:
“The conspicuous presences of my subjects are excuses for me to begin the creative part of painting, because the real significance of my work resides not in the figures themselves; it is the communication of tones, shapes, and lines that conveys the inner meaning of my work, creating a feeling and generating an experience beyond any theoretical interpretation or analysis. These matters (tones, shapes, lines), before they have been used, as they are, have no artistic value. What will make them beat, give them meaning, will be their interaction, combination, and conflict. This is the way tension will be added or taken away; this is the way the work gets its actual meaning.”