Mantalina Psoma was born in Athens in 1967. From 1985 to 1992 she studied at the Berlin School of Fine Arts (Hochschule der Kuenste Berlin, Bachelor degree 1991 , Master degree 1992). She returned to Athens in 2001.
In her paintings, Mantalina Psoma uses familiar pictorial codes to move into fictional, almost eerie realities. Her works, with their peculiar realism and their silent but vibrant atmosphere, penetrate the viewer’s inner world and retrieve images that are identifiable with his familiar experiences or personal existential concerns.
She has done twelve solo painting exhibitions so far:
- Aristi Mountain Resort, Zagorohoria 2017
- ALMA gallery, Trikala 2016
- Salon de Bricolage, Athens 2014
- Heinz-Martin Weigand Gallery, Berlin 2014
- Rebecca Kamhi Art Gallery, Athens 2011, 2006 and 2001
- Ellinogermaniki Agogi, Athens 2010
- TinT gallery, Thessaloniki 2008 and 2003
- Kapinos Gallery, Berlin 2005
- Zielke Gallery, Berlin 1992
She has also participated in many group exhibitions and fairs in Greece and abroad.
In 2002 ,she was chosen as the only painter from Greece to participate in the Phaidon’s Press catalogue “Vitamin P, New Perspectives in Painting”, which includes 114 of the most important contemporary painters from around the world. Her works exist in many private collections in Greece and abroad.
CV (in PDF format)
SELECTED PUBLICATIONS - INTERVIEWS
Katerina Zacharopoulou, The Age Of Images on the Third Radio Programme of the Hellenic Broadcasting Corporation
Paolo Colombo, “Vitamin P - New Perspectives in Painting”, Phaedon Press, London 2002
Heinz-Martin Weigand, Eerily Quiet (solo exhibition), Heinz-Martin Weigand Gallery, Berlin
Christina Wendenburg, Der Tagesspiegel newspaper, 3/10/1992
Interview to Eleni Galani, Bookpress.gr magazine
Interview to Eleni Gannitis, fixit-emst.blogspot.gr
Yiota Constantadou, Realism and Atmosphere, Highlights Magazine, Jan - Feb 2009