“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
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