Greek, born 1961
Kelly Mendrinou was born in Athens in 1961.
In 1980 she enrolled at The School of Fine Arts, Athens, where she studied painting under Panayiotis Tetsis and Dimitris Mytaras.
Between 1987 and 1991 she studied at École des Beaux Arts, Paris with L. Cremolini and H. Hadad. She simultaneously studied Philosophy of Art at La Sorbonne.
Vassilis Alexakis comments on this series of works by Kelly Mendrinou: ‘Her Art conveys silence-that particular silence that allows perception of the flow of time. She represents persons half forgotten, objects from which only a vague souvenir remains. The pages of the books are white. Nevertheless, one gets the impressions that someone is actually reading it, that, from time to time someone is turning those mute pages, it happens that the dawning light of the morning is reflected on them’.
Her work can be found in many public and private collections in Greece, France and internationally.