Marjian Tsatsaros Tyagi

Marjian Tsatsaros Tyagi is a London born Canadian-Indian-Scottish-Greek contemporary artist, currently based in the UK.  She is a BA Fine Art Photography graduate from Camberwell University of the Arts London.

My practice explores introspection and nature and their interaction with each other. In my work, these elements combine to reveal personal revelations, new worlds or forgotten memories. Most of my work involves elements of my upbringing while exploring my vulnerabilities and strengths. In essence, my works are a method of exploring my sense of place and understanding of self in the universe. The work comes from a personal starting point but then takes on a life that is relatable to each individual viewer.

My artistic practice involves photography, film, drawing, sculpture and installation. My work often crosses disciplines as the project demands. I employ different mediums within works to explore the full spectrum of expression within the individual works contextual meaning. I use materials that feed into the conceptual meaning within the work. For example, I often combine drawing and photographs with projection.

In my work, I often examine traces of memory through objects that can never fully convey the experience of their original location. Their fragmentary nature means that they cannot be a legitimate representation of their context and personal ties. I often explore the passage of time by highlighting faded memories to form, not knowledge, but a series of reflections. 

Caught in a shell, I explore a moment which is paused at my specific moment of interaction and separated from the entire history of time. It is both epic history and subdued serenity with an essence of my identity embedded within it. I create landscapes and maps from these collected shells that are totems for memory and natural history. In my work, I embellish something into the natural, a touch of fantastical married to a reference of something literal. I create a combination of nature and the imagination by representing it through resembling it.

My work embraces the essence of the earth and the creation process. I endeavour to represent the energy or spirit of the evolving life within what seems to be frozen. In much of my practice, the work is a bridge between the measurable and the instinctive. The discourse between these two dimensionalities reforms the concepts of measure and magnitude into a new world. A new world bound by the dimensions of the paper in which I work to explore, map it, lay claim and take ownership of this wildness. The impression passes through multi-dimensions. For instance, the natural formation of a shell through time, the image in the camera, the projection of the image, the image in your eye and finally the image made by your hands.

It reflects the importance it has had from my childhood and the different ways I have formed connections with my identity. I also explore my fears through my work by examining the human desire for immortality, often through objects or photographs within the archive context. From my work I can gain reassurance from the vast cosmically unfathomable, even though we are temporal.

Education 

2016 - 2017

UAL CCW Foundation Diploma in Art and Design

2017 - 2020

UAL Camberwell BA Fine Art Photography

Exhibitions

Group Shows

2019

2019

2019

2020

2020

Merge, CGP Dilston Grove, London.

Clash, VAVA Art Collective, South Block, Glasgow.

FutureProof, Freerange gallery with Develop TGP, London.

Leave only Traces, The Copeland Gallery, London.

What does Photography have in Common with a Fork?, APT Gallery, London.

Curation

2019

FutureProof, Freerange Gallery, London.

2020

Leave only Traces, The Copeland Gallery, London.

2020

What does Photography have in Common with a Fork?, APT Gallery, London.

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