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Jan
18
Fri
“Boarderless places” @ Kappatos Gallery
Jan 18 @ 8:00 pm – Feb 23 @ 3:00 pm

Boarderless places

Yorgos Papafigos

 

Kappatos gallery presents the second solo exhibition of Yorgos Papafigos. The exhibition’ s subject area is about human relation with new technologies and the World Wide Web and the concomitant influence that they exert on him through references to the video game aesthetics and the Internet culture.

A new series of artworks like moving images focuses on the Digital era and how immateriality affects human’ s perception of the real world through digital content (sound and image), which are generated entirely in the CPU. These digital artworks are a mash-up of disquieting situations, which take place in a fake world. Animated monochromatic bodies without a specific gender identity or ethnicity or imaginary boarder-less places, which have been affected by ecological devastation. The compositions and environments consist of 3D modeling and 3D scanning data while the physical sculptures are related to the other components allegorically, as they represent hybrid objects.

The exhibition will present a selection of drawings, 3D printed installations and animation.

Yorgos Papafigos was born in Larisa, Greece in 1989. He studied at the School of Fine Art of the Visual and Applied Arts Department of Aristotle University in Thessaloniki (2015) and MA Royal College of Art – Moving Image(2018).

He has presented his work in the solo show Reality of Paradox at Kappatos Gallery, Athens (2015) and in group shows in museums and galleries in Greece and abroad, including Whitechapel gallery open screenings(2018), 25th Drawing Show at Boston centre for the arts(2017), New Digital Art Biennale(2017), CICA Museum, South Korea (2017), The right to be human, Goethe Institute, Thessaloniki (2017).


General Info:

Opening: 18/01/2019 at 20:00

Duration: 18/01/2019 – 23/02/2019

Opening hours:

Tuesday to Friday 12:00-20:00

Saturday 12:00-15: 00

Sunday, Monday: Closed


Kappatos Gallery

Address: Athinas A12, Athens 10554

Tel: +30 210 3217931

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“Traces of Escape” @ Cube Gallery
Jan 18 @ 8:00 pm – Feb 16 @ 2:00 pm

Traces of Escape

Nikos Kryonidis

 

nikos kryonidis acrylic on canvas 100×150 CM 2018

 

Cube Gallery, begins this year, inaugurating its collaboration with the artist Nikos Kryonidis, and hosts his solo exhibition, entitled “Traces of Escape”, in which paintings and mixed media artworks coexist in an artistic dialogue.

For Nikos Kryonidis, his art is an agonizing action – escape from the weight of his corporality and also the weight of the world that defines and specifies him, as he reports. And he continues, saying that this is a precise move, which carves scars in the face of time, minimum signs, which betray as less as possible the motion – the movement – the transit – the course, inside of it and inside of the world, with an outer destination.
The concepts that he deals with through his work are these of the escape, but also of the escape from the reality. Concepts that differ from one another, but also work interrelated, so they organize a personal escape.

 

kryonidis WAVE ( 2 )acrylic on canvas 50×70 cm 2018

The paintings of Nikos Kryonidis, with the brushstrokes that create densities and dilutions, and they swirl on the canvas, sometimes floating and sometimes chromatically compact, they invite the viewer to an optical game – voyage through the personal maps of the artist. The piercing color lines, horizontal and vertical, leave decisively their traces, the “Traces of Escape”, and they create imaginable routes from which the artist escapes from the traps of the reset.

In contrast, his mixed media artworks include within them, without leaving a way of escape, their “subjects”, human figures and figures of animals in all of the possible combinations, though without trapping them. They work more as wombs, or as warm nests, surrounding them and protecting them from the external dangers. Their motion is like they are floating in the vacuum, almost dancing, and luring the audience to a mood of internal search and investigation.

 


The coexistence of the form and the color on always white canvases focus on the creation of works – environments, open with a wondering mood. A wonder which leads to the white figures of the mixed media artworks of the artist, just like returning “home”, to the familiar landscape, where almost always one wants to return to. The only sure thing is that the audience is not invited to choose, but to travel through the “Traces of Escape”.

 

nikos kryonidis acrylic on canvas 50×50 cm 2018

Short CV

Nikos Kryonidis was born in Xanthi, a small and picturesque town of North Greece in 1963. He graduated from the School of Architecture of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. He realized many solo and group exhibitions in Greece and abroad. His works are found in the Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art and the State Museum of Contemporary Art in Thessaloniki, the American College of Greece in Athens and in private collections. He paints with his fingers and depicts pictureless actions – traces on small and large surfaces of paper or canvas. He designs the human body, illustrates animals, creates compositions with objects of common use and plastic models of animals on small wall surfaces or in large installations in internal spaces or in the country. He writes texts about art, poems and songs which he performs on stage.


General Info:

 Opening: 18/01/2019 at 20:00

Duration: 18/01/2019 – 16/02/2019

Opening hours:

Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 10.00 – 14.00 & 18.00 – 21.00

Wednesday Saturday 10.00 – 14.00

Sunday & Monday: closed


Cube Gallery

Address: 39, Miaouli str. Patra, Greece

Tel: 2611110069

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Jan
24
Thu
Mark Hadjipateras’, solo exhibition @ a.antonopoulou.art
Jan 24 @ 7:00 pm – Mar 2 @ 4:00 pm

Mark Hadjipateras’

“solo exhibition”

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Mark Hadjipateras’
solo exhibition opens at a.antonopoulou.art on Thursday 24th of January. The new paintings and sculptures that comprise this exhibition contain many of the features recognizable in Mark Hadjipateras’ practice: biosynthetic creatures, enigmatic objects and symbols, indeterminate topographies, and, of course, his characteristic playfulness. Here, however, it is as though a mist has lifted on the scenery revealing a brighter, fresher palette of clear blues and greys offset by acid yellows, greens, earth tones, accented with an occasional flash of red. Hadjipateras now presents a simpler world of more precisely executed forms that then transmigrate from their two-dimensional communities into discrete three-dimensional figures.

In the paintings, crisp bands of gradated or flat colour fields evoke curiously furnished rooms or horizon lines separating skies from uncharted seas and lands that support unidentifiable life forms. Unlike the populous stretches of Hadjipateras’ earlier Habitats, these places are sparsely settled. Each element plays a distinct role, albeit mystifying, in the environment. When the colour bands are vertical, they set up amicable if incongruent conversations between interior and exterior, among arabesques, swirls and static totems that could be of the natural world or of human production for domestic use, or some hybrid of both. Hadjipateras has removed illusory perspective but retained allusions to nature.

KROMA/ Mark Hadjipateras
The cast aluminium sculptures take their forms from the paintings, in some cases directly and elsewhere less so. At 50cm tall, they are the comforting height of family pets. Like the shapes and creatures in the paintings, they conjure up plants, trees, lighting fixtures, furniture, marine life, birds, small predators, hieroglyphs, and obscure sacred objects. As autonomous and free-standing, unlike their two-dimensional counterparts, their presence and provenance is even more ambiguous.

Of the sculptures, some are given a shiny metallic finish; some are painted black and some are white. The metallic sculptures take mostly curvilinear and spiroid forms, whereas their black and white companions are generally more static. Although the modernist element has always been present in Hadjipateras’ practice, these graceful organic shapes are particularly informed by the 20thcentury sensibility shared with artists such as Arthur Dove, Joan Miró, Hans Arp, Henri Matisse, and others.

Andrea Gilbert, 2018


General Info

Opening: 24/01/2019 at 19:00

Duration: 25/01/2019 – 04/03/ 2019

Exhibition opening hours:

Wednesday, Thursday, Friday: 14:00 – 20.00
Saturday: 12.00 – 16.00
Sunday, Monday & Tuesday: Closed


a.antonopoulou.art

Address: 20 Aristofanous Street, Psyrri, 105 54 Athens

Tel.: 210 3214 994

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