Nia Tavlarides Stratos latest art exhibition will be presented at the Hylton Performing Arts Center at George Mason University from Sunday, March 4 - Sunday, May 6.
From the Artist:
“I always paint with my imagination. I am never quite sure when I begin a painting how it will end. People often ask me when I know I am done, it is just an instinct. I paint feverishly, feeling each movement and step away to feel my results. The art work is complete when I have nothing left to say and can happen in an instant. I love to paint to music and apply the paint in rhythm to what I am hearing. I work with all my senses. I am inspired by the simplest things and rarely have artists block. Color excites and inspires me! I love to transform the images in my head to paper, canvas or other surfaces.
This body of work explores my fascination with color, spatial composition and incorporates the use of recycled materials. I especially love the juxtaposition of elements both natural and man-made. I find that using both reflective and non-reflective materials create interest. I have various techniques of application but never limit myself to specific tools or materials. I hope that my work will leave you feeling an emotion and as I share my imagination with you, I hope you will let your own imagination take you away!”
A native Washingtonian, Nia Tavlarides Stratos’s natural artistic ability was evident in her youth. She was awarded a scholarship to The Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery, where her work was exhibited. Burlington Industries purchased her paintings to be used in textile design. She completed her undergraduate degree at The University of Maryland, where she participated in juried shows for painting and jewelry design. Nia designed her own line of jewelry, Evyenia Designs, with collections sold to boutiques and department stores such as Saks Fifth Avenue and Bloomingdales. She later became a partner in a Washington based advertising agency where her work garnered both regional and national awards.
Nia has also participated in successful solo shows in galleries and venues, such as The Ritz Carlton. She is a published fine artist, whose work is held in both private and corporate collections, including VISA Card Corporation.
Her mastered use of color includes palettes that range from harmonious, muted, conceptualizations to bold, iconoclastic expressions. She explores a rich synthesis of pattern and spatial composition, through various media and assemblage. Nia feels each composition is a mosaic of elements demanding amalgamation. Every work of art provides a thoughtful vehicle to interpret texture and dimension and is an examination of color and style through the use of various media.
To see the collective works of Nia Tavlarides Stratos, visit www.niastratosart.com
Address: Hylton Performing Arts Center at George Mason University,10900 University Blvd., Manassas, VA 20110 * Across from Jiffy Lube Live/Nissan Pavilion
For more information, visit www.hyltoncenter.org or call 703.993.7550