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Maria Mavropoulou - One Small Step, 2022

From the series A Hollow Garden
Still image of a 3D scan, archival print on Baryta paper
55 x 30 cm
Edition of 10 + 2AP
Signed and numbered on a separate label

"In the series A Hollow Garden once again I'm exploring the relation of the digital and the physical spaces that we inhabit. I mainly focus on the transition of physical spaces to the digital sphere with the use of 3d  scanning technology and the attempt to recreate three dimensional environments in order for the users to feel more comfortable and have more realistic experiences in them. But how does our body transcend this digital universe? What are the gains and what are the losses of such a transition? This image is about new beginnings, new territories and the hopes that accompany them. 

A new technology in hand, a new forest recovering after a fire, my relationship restarting after a long break, the beginning of a new year, and a new era after the lockdowns around the globe."
Maria Mavropoulou

Maria Mavropoulou (GR, 1989) lives and works in Athens, Greece. She is a visual artist using mainly photography while her work expands to new forms of photographic images, such as VR and screen-captured images, GAN and AI-generated images. Her work and research focus on the new realities created by the connectible devices and the contradictions between the physical and the virtual spaces that we inhabit, addressing issues of technological mediation. By using the most novel technology available to her, she creates work that reflects on the new ways images are produced today. Her work explores digital identity and representation in the post-social media era, algorithmic bias, network culture, power politics between machines and humans, and the multidimensionality of our experiences in our always-online world. Her recent projects correlate creativity and AI with the divine as well as reflect on the future of photography amidst the advances of synthetic images.

Maria holds a Master’s in Fine Arts and a BA from the Athens School of Fine Arts. Her work is part of private collections and Vontobel art collection and has been exhibited in institutions and museums in Greece and abroad. She also works as a freelance photographer specializing in architecture and interior photography and she is a contributing photographer for the New York Times. 

Her work is part of the group exhibition Missing Mirror, which is on display at Foam until September 2024. Her portfolio is also published in Foam Magazine #66: Missing Mirror, with the same theme: AI. 

This photo print has a small white border around all sides. For a framer this border is necessary to be able to frame it properly. The print will be carefully wrapped and send as an insured package. You will receive an e-mail with a Track & Trace code when the package is on its way. A framed copy is often on display at Foam Editions, the gallery on the third floor of Foam Fotografiemuseum.
For more information or questions about buying this print, please contact the Foam Editions team.

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€500,00 Incl. tax
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