In the Fresh Air
Maria Karimpidis’s paintings depict spaces and scenes with clear and delineated shapes and colors. The level of detail ranges from monochromatic backgrounds to precision engineering scale. However, this apparent clarity and superficial realism is given a utopian coating by the collage-like nature and arrangement of the objects. The perpetual absence of human beings reinforces this quality and provides a certain neutrality or impartiality to the found scenery. There is no pretense of being an observer or an actor. Her works do not force a specific emotion, they encourage experimental exploration of space.