Zamboura Marilena (1954)

She was born in Athens in 1954. She studied printmaking at the Athens School of Fine Arts under Kostas Grammatopoulos (1972-1977), and continued with studies in drawing at the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris (1977-1978). She presented her first solo exhibition in 1981 (Sylogi Gallery, Athens).
Since the beginning of her artistic career, she mainly uses oil paints and other materials, often in mixed media, creating on-wall canvas artworks and three-dimensional constructions. Earthy tones prevail in her early works. She depicts interior spaces, and later landscapes, which are rendered through an idiosyncratic, multifocal perspective, evoking various points of each space or landscape. Through this process, her work is gradually driven towards an abstract direction, while the presence of human form becomes more sparing. The artist explores the boundaries between figurative and abstract art, rendering the distinction between human form and space more and more obscure. Finally, in her mature work, she chooses colder colours, whereas the use of black is also strong. Her oeuvre is a total of suggestive narrations that allude to personal memories and contain a symbolic, visual vocabulary that emerges from both reality and fantasy.
She has presented many solo exhibitions in Greece (Athens and Thessaloniki), and Germany (Berlin and Bremen). She has also participated in group exhibitions in various cities in Greece and abroad (Germany, the Netherlands, United Kingdom, Turkey, Russia and Brazil). She participated in the 1987 Pan-Hellenic and the exhibition Children in Modern Greek Art (National Gallery: Athens, 1995).
Works by her are in the Athens Municipal Gallery and other art collections in Greece and abroad. She is a member of the Hellenic Chamber of Fine Arts (E.E.T.E.).