Maria Kokkini was born in Athens in1968.She studied Maths in the Univercity of Patras. Her artistic activity began as a jewellery designer and creator collaborating profesionally with many jewellery workshops. In 2001 she starts her painting career introducing an original technique on wood using tempera and mixed materials. Maria Kokkini is a self-taught painter.She has participated in many group exhibitions and she has performed 13 solo. SOLO EXHIBITIONS -2009 ''The other Eve'' , ''Gallery'' ,Andrianou33 ,Monastiraki Athens. -2010 ''Women portraits'' Aharnon Town Hall,Athens. -2011 ''women'' ''Elemento Gallery'', Alexandroupolis ,Greece -2012'' The other Eve and her fake world'',''Red house'' ,Chalkida, Greece -2012''Fake world'' ''Dantes'' Koropi, Athens -2013 ''Geometry'' ,Dikeoulia Estate Koropi Athens. -2013 ''Everything is included'' ,Vasiliou Estate ,Koropi, Athens -2015''Everything will turn out fine'',''Markou winery'',Koropi, Athens -2016 ''Why?'', Selvin Gallery, Arnavutcoy, Istanbul -2017 " Pregnantcy " Markou Vineyards -2018 '' Handles '' at the Historical Museum of Alexandroupolis -2019 '' Feelings '' Gallery '' Timeless '' Nicosia Cyprus 8/2/2019 -2019 8/12 "selfie" Ambelones Markou Koropi Athens Many of her paintings are part of private collections.Her work can be found in the Municipal Gallery of Alexandroupolis, ''Lefakis Galleries'' and ''Michalarias Galleries'' in Athens, ''Famagusta Gallery'' Larnaca, Cyprus and ''Galateca Gallery'' Bucharest, Romania. International Participations: Multicultural Art Walk'' Galateca Gallery 23/9/16 Bucharest, Romania. 11-30 / 12/17 Timeless Gallery, Nicosia Cyprus 7-11 / 2/19 Lefakis collections, Hilton Cyprus Nicosia.
All the paintings which are included in this portofolio were inspired by the stickers we used to have when we were young.This is why they have a white line around every image.The idea is that we stick and unstick and stick back again to new persons, circumstances and objects.
Quarantine is a painting created during quarantine period.We had to be at home , only small groups less than ten people,as you can see in this painting.People with no hands showing a passive behaviour and outside trees full with corona virus... 85x60 cm Tempera on wood.
In this painting we can see the love , passion and affection between a couple which sometimes become quite possesive!!! 80x80 cm Tempera on wood.
In this painting we can see a young couple waiting for a child to be born.70x50 cm Tempera on wood.
Just a ride with a bicycle. 70x34 cm Tempera on wood.
In this painting we can see two friends having a chat while they are drinking their coffee.