Ino Varvaritis – Ino Varvaritis / Giannis Dellagramatikas – Lambrini Markou – Panos Famelis – Socrates Fatouros
The Kappatos Art Gallery presents five contemporary artists in five distinct sections of art work titled Five perspectives. Each piece occupies a standalone space, where each artist exhibits part of his/hers recent personal creation, which acts as an independent presence in the context of a comprehensive group exhibition.
The designs of Ino Varvaritis are not restricted to the limits of painting representation, but they are mainly a conceptual approach to the history, memory and formation of the national imaginary. Also in the context of a conceptual approach, the ongoing joint project of Inos Varvaritis with Giannis Dellagramatika “The willingness to revisit, 2012-2018” starts with the process of “collecting” souvenir and takes the form of a installation, exploring the importance of objects as carriers of meaning, as products of exchange or economic exploitation in the context of tourism and cultural practice.
The sculptural proposals of Labrini Markou revolve around the notion of ambivalence; stability and destabilization, matter and dematerialisation, tangibility and opacity, these are the main directions of the work she presents.
Finally, the work of Panos Famelis and Socrates Fatouros tend to break the narrow boundaries between painting and sculpture, between visuality and tactility; the first creates textures with the use of a thick paste of color, while the latter uses mixed techniques of processing of industrial materials. The two artists succeed in tangling though their work the two-dimensional with the three-dimensional space.
Looking back at the past, one considers the position of the formalist theorist and art critic, Clement Greenberg, who, in a 1945 article titled “The New Sculpture,” defended the purity and accuracy of the limits of artistic means. By maintaining each art forms limits and boundaries, he believed, allows each one to be distinct; sculpture as an art of the three dimensional is directed more towards the sense of touch, while painting as a two-dimensional art in the sense of vision. Ten years later he came to reject his original theory when he found that contemporary art tended to make the boundaries between the arts increasingly permeable and therefore obscure. Indeed, since then, the course of modern art has taken a different turn (minimalism, conceptual art), a process that continues to this day, with the convergence of different media going beyond any formalistic approach.
The exhibition aims to highlight and promote the ways five contemporary creators confront the current artistic practices following different paths and approaches, based on their aesthetic and style of expression.
Opening: 30/11/2018 at 20:00
Duration: 30/11/2018 -12/01/2019
Tuesday to Friday 12:00-20:00
Saturday 12:00-15: 00
Sunday, Monday: Closed
Address: Athinas A12, Athens 10554
Tel: +30 210 3217931
Media Sponsor: KROMA Magazine
The group show The Ruralists will open at a.antonopoulou.art on Tuesday December 4th, 2018. The exhibition presents 13 artists who live and work outside the major urban centers. The title The Ruralists does not imply a movement nor trend, and certainly not a coherent artistic movement, as in the case of the group Brotherhood of Ruralists, founded in 1975 around the pop artist Peter Blake, which suggested the restoration of a bucolic English landscape as central subject theme in paintings.
The artists of this show barely deal with landscape paintings, although the theme of open landscape runs the exhibition as a fact; however it is not present in every artwork. Away from the urban life and the suffocating dimension of the city, the horizon of the work and the artist are expanding in order to incorporate naturally the everyday practices, imagination, craftsmanship, inventiveness.
Paintings and sculptures, photographs and installations are created by a plethora of materials and techniques that are related to the environment. All the projects generally avoid the drama without lacking the drama. Time arises as the key question and as a primary value in this group exhibition of artists in Athens, aiming to resemble a sunny rural courtyard during a December day.
The group show is co-curated by Angeliki Antonopoulou and Alexios Papazacharias.
Petros Efstathiadis, Manolis Zacharioudakis, Katerina Kana, Ioannis Kolliopoulos, Zissis Kotionis, Margarita Myrogianni, Apostolos Ntelakos, Paola Palavidi, Alexios Papazacharias, Leda Papaconstantinou, Thanassis Totsikas, George Tsakiris, Alexandros Psychoulis.
Opening: 04/12/2018 at 19:00
Duration: 04/12/2018 – 19/01/2019
Exhibition Opening hours:
Wednesday, Thursday & Friday: 14:00 – 20:00
Saturday: 12:00 – 16:00
Monday, Tuesday & Sunday: Closed
Admission: Free Event
Address: 20 Aristofanous street, Psyrri, 105 54
Tel: 210 3214994
Media Sponsor: KROMA magazine
“Disorderly Crushed” – “Ατάκτως ερριμμένα”
by Tania Drogosi
Tania Drogosi‘s solo exhibition titled “Disorderly Crushed” will be presented at the Peritechnon Karteris art gallery. Works of large, medium and small dimensions, worked with acrylic and mixed techniques on canvas.
Extracts from the exhibition catalogue…
The symptomatic and asymptomatic elements in the paintings, along with the visible and obscure, correspond to the dialogue that exists between the consciousness and the unconscious, individuality and teamwork, in the past and in the present, in the myth and history . It is certain that Tania Drogosi, using realistic writing combined with expressionist gestures and by creating a counterpoint dialogue between the cold and the hot “lights” of impressionism, is able, in an allegorical and symbolic language, to bring to life and enlivel the chiliness and friability of the objects, which are left to their fate but still try to resist the wear and tear, triggering internal questions with their stubbornness to the passersby.
In other words, they attract instant attention, through their inconsistencies and the “oppositions” that each of their history suffers in the course of time, as is apparent in reality, defined by this nature, as well as the intertwined “consistency” that pertains to the plot of each individual narrative.
Tree trunks and gray branches form a paradoxical and three-dimensional “alphabet” with hieroglyphics, (if one thinks we see them as “objects” and “forms”), while temporarily forsaking their desired and all-important meanings. They are also reminisce of syllables that detect forgotten pieces and meanings, worn out as if parts of Penelope’s woven shroud, next to dried leafy greens and stones left in their loneliness. Between them, there are gobs of soil, ashes and cigarette butts, yellow leaves and “orphan” objects from an older life or a random passerby , such as a scuffed shoe, useless and curled objects left in their fate, broken and forgotten, like a small pot of rain water. Suddenly, the gaze is hooked on a piece of rope, then pieces of wood and stones appear to be reminiscent of Xenophon’s analogy.
And all, presented through the colors and above all through the tones, the hidden sweet sorrow of the ocher, the rinsed blue, the pink of the dawn, and a drowned sorrow, appear in the pieces to meet the prospect of the absurdity or the mercy of the nostalgic afternoon, but also the reddish tones that, like distant recollections and indelible memories, intertwine, as perforated lace, their texture through the whitish tones and the gray halves of absence.
Art Historian & Theory of Culture
Tania Drogosi was born in Athens. She studied fashion design at the Veloudakis Fashion School. She created her own atelier in fashion, where she excelled in various competitions. She won the first prize at the TEXTILIA Pan-Hellenic Competition at the TIF, second place for knitwear and was praise for fabric design.
She attended free hand drawing and painting lessons at Eirini Koutridou‘s workshop, engraving lessons at the “Athens Engraving Art Center” with teachers Dimitra Siaterli and Pino Pandolfini. She also attended painting lesson with artist Rania Kapliari. Her works are in private collections in Greece and abroad.
She lives and works in Athens.
Opening: 13/12/2018 at 19:30
Duration: 13/12/2018 – 12/01/2018
Exhibition opening hours:
Tuesday – Thursday – Friday: 11.00 – 20.00
Wednesday – Saturday: 11.00 – 14.00
Sunday – Monday: closed
Peritechnon Karteris Gallery
Address: 5 Irodotou str., Kolonaki, 10674 Athens, Greece,
Tel.: +30 210 8239 465
Media Sponsor: KROMA Magazine