Who are you? What do you do?
My name is Mirsini Artakianou, I am a Leipzig based artist working mainly with ceramic and textile installations.
Where are you from?
From an island called Lesvos in Greece.
Your style in 3 words?
Light, fragile, feminine
Your weakness? Your strength?
What makes you different?
Nothing makes me different but everybody is different.
When did you decide to become an artist?
Since I was a child I liked working with my hands. I started studying in an art school by an accident. I wanted to study graphic design. After taking some graphic design lessons at the art school I realized that this was not what I wanted and that I prefer doing art.
What do you find most fascinating about your work?
When I am working in a new textile installation it takes a lot of time and concentration. I like listening to music and being concentrated on my work. It is like meditation. Also the best part is when my work is finished and my visions in my head become reality.
A few words about your favourite creation?
It is Molpi (Μόλπη). A big airy and fragile installation that moves lightly when the observer passes. It lasted 3 Months to finish it.
Someone else’s work that inspired or inspires you…
There are many. At this moment I love the works of Ektor Garcia. I also get inspired from Botanical Gardens and at snoozing times.
Who would you like to work with someday and why?
I don’t know if I want to work with somebody someday but I would like to see how Leonor Antunes is working.
A new project coming up or an idea you want to work on?
A lot of of ideas are coming up. But mostly at this time I want to work on new Textile installation.
Finish the sentence „More important than my career is…“
A Joyful life and Health.
2020: Where are we going?
Hopefully 2 months on a Greek island in the summer.
When the going gets tough…
Go to the sea.
Put on your future vision glasses: What direction is our generation moving in, what will our world look like in 50 years?
What would you do if you could change the World?
Burn the money.
If the universe is everything and it’s expanding, what is it expanding into?
Into a place where all lost objects go.
Tell us about your future plans…
Going to focus on making some new works in my studio and try to make another exhibition in Athens.
Your city’s favourite spots?
My studio.(same question?)
Last but not least: what is your favourite Song?
I do not have a favorite song but when I am working in my studio I listen to the Mixcloud of Elya Sorin.
One last statement please: „Wood or stone, gold or art?“