Kalliopi Asargiotaki is already an established artist with numerous solo and group exhibitions to her credit. Her work has been praised and recognized on many occasions and I have hesitated to write this testimonial as I did not feel certain of what else I could add to what others have written in praise of her work. Yet I feel compelled to say a few words of what I see in her images posted on this venue. And I hope to “hit the mark” with some of my observations and comments. At first, her images reminded me of shadow plays, of figures moving between light and shadow, emerging as if from a mirror, reflections of memories, perhaps events still taking place now, at this moment, in the manifold of time. Because her art, her images, have the feeling, an uneasy sensation perhaps, of being timeless, of taking place the moment one observes, we are irresistibly drawn by them into their reality. Enigmatic faces and scenes, a window, clouds, playful light, ‘granularity’, textures that are playful and beautifully woven into illusions appeared before our eyes. Dreams, longings, reflections, scenes of colours and faces looking from a timeless frame of reference confront us. It is an extraordinary world, a world that provokes a visceral emotional response as one experiences image after image, each telling a tale, timeless, but never crossing that which could cause incredulity on the observer. It is an eerie at times but certainly mysterious, thought-provoking world filled with a delicate but intense beauty, defying definition and explanation. Image after image, we are displaced in space-time; we are taken to a realm where all things cease to be to perhaps, for the very first time, truly be without the filtering of conceptual thought. It is art at its best from an extraordinary artist, from a unique and personal mode of perception, a vision rarely seen; deep, fresh and enticing.