My name is Maria Goundry, I am an artist and designer from London. I am currently studying fashion design with print at Central Saint Martins. I am very much a multidisciplinary creative with many interests. I express myself in many forms, from fine art painting, illustration, textiles, to poetry. I’ve done performance art, videos and even jewellery making. My main focus right now is on fashion design and garment making which I hope to pursue as a career. I love working with bright colours and unusual materials and experimenting with surface manipulation. I often combine materials that wouldn't commonly go together to create something new. I almost aim to create a singular universe in which different medias, materials and my realities can come together as one in my unique detailed maximalist aesthetic. My work often explores a variety of topics including identity, personal feelings and the relationship with the inner self and the outside world. The surreal mind in contrast to physical realities. My work is mostly inspired by my day to day life, experiences and challenges I face. Having struggled with mental health issues for a long time, this theme also inevitably comes up in my work.
Based in London, UK