we wear pants too
2020
Ceramic roof tiles, oil on canvas
208 x 150 x 5 cm

This painting uses linguistic elements as painterly language to raise issues of feminine identity and cultural specificity in the Athenian landscape. The words ‘rent, seaweed, briki and manly (which is crossed out)’ aim to approach these subjects in a humorous manner. The title ‘we were pants too’ counters an old idiosyncratic Greek phrase ‘παντελονάτος’ which translates to a man capable of wearing pants and in turn is worth doing bold actions. The painting is leaning on a pile of ceramic tiles on the bottom left corner making the work tilt to the right. This imbalance relates to similar feelings of personal instability.

© Nicole Economides

2022