was born and grew up in Athens, Greece, where she studied graphic arts, interior design and painting. She later moved to Spain, where she is still living today.
Her interest in general human culture and history led her to study Social Anthropology in the Universidad Central de Barcelona. She has also studied photography and creative writing.
Ersi Marina is currently using mixed media techniques, almost exclusively on paper. She works with watercolours, acrylic inks, gesso, ink and collage, creating mainly abstract and conceptual compositions. More recently she started creating artist's books as a self-taught discipline and is now also exploring the field of paper installations and monotypes.
She is expanding her technique with contemporary embroidery on fabric and also with rusting cloth and paper.
The different artistic processes she applies establish an ongoing dialogue that brings forth new ideas, new questionings and a constant search for plastic answers. Her work has been described as 'subtle' and 'calming' and she prefers suggesting ideas rather than stating them, insinuating rather than telling.
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