About Yola Maria Tsolis
Yola Maria Tsolis was born in 1981. She currently lives and works in Oslo (Norway).
Yola Maria Tsolis works with tesselations in textiles. She starts with a cloth surface that is pre-organized with a grid, and then folds it to create intricate structures. The grid enables her to mould soft material into strict geometric structures. Their relief –like quality can bring to mind Arabic mosaics. In addition to textile tessellations, she works with similar abstractions in media such as photography, video and sound.
Both the method and the visual aesthetics of the work pick up the notion of systems and repetitive actions. The work itself becomes a simulacrum and a suggestion of what a space or an object can be or look like. The combination of the photographs and the tessellating abstracts the reproduction, where some parts of the picture emerge and some are hidden systematically in the folds of the textile.
The works discuss themes as perception and how given expectations to time and space influences our way of perceiving our reality. The tessellations and the collages become working tools where she investigate concepts as; visuality and perception, the intermediate state of two- and three dimensional space and where the concrete (image) meets the abstract (geometry).
As part of the Curio exhibition, Yola Maria Tsolis will present “Genuine Fake” (2013).