Fu

Sara Toscano, Stelios Mavrogiannis, Katerina Pappou

Portugal and Greece, 2016

Every three months mART invites a group of artists from Macau and Lisbon to showcase their talent in our online gallery, by creating an art piece inspired on a topic provided by us. “New Year” is our first edition’s theme.

The work:

Fú (福) is the chinese word for “good fortune”. It also means bats (蝠), one of the most widespread Chinese symbols, signifying “good luck”. In this short film, the artists draw inspiration from the lines of the Chinese calligraphy and the forceful symbolism of the bats to reflect on how the creative powers of our imagination can lead to more fortunate paths of hope and inspiration.

The artists:

Sara Toscano (Portugal) – Choreographer and Dancer

Sara Toscano (1982) is a dance artist from Portugal. Her work is inspired by the dances of the Middle East, North Africa and Ancient Greece as well as by the dancing rituals and traditions of distinct peoples and communities around the world. Through the most pure and authentic forms of these dances to a personal recreation of their vocabulary and rules, Sara narrates her emotions and the stories of her imagination in a simple and symbolic style she metaphorically calls the “Esperanto Dance ”.

www.saratoscano.com | www.facebook.com/saratoscano.dancer

Stelios Mavrogiannis (Greece) – Director and Composer

Stelios Mavrogiannis (1987) is a visual artist and filmmaker from Greece. He studied graphic and web design, having implemented projects for brands such as Nestle, Smirnoff and Michelin. An active collaborator of the Theatre Avaton in Athens, he has directed numerous short films, both theatre and dance related. He is the creator and the content manager of the online platform Rock`n´Lol and is a passionate freelancer aiming at “making pure art out of anything”.

www.artistforsale.gr | www.facebook.com/artistforsale.gr

Katerina Pappou (Greece) – Visual Artist

Katerina Pappou (1986) is an illustrator, painter and comic artist from Greece. Born into a highly artistic family, she started drawing from her early years of childhood and never stopped since then. Her work is inspired by day-to-day situations, relationships and feelings and she adopts different styles and media to depict them, creating both digital and traditional artwork.

www.facebook.com/pappou.katerina

Note: The artists have authorised mART to publish this work.