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
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