The exhibition "THINGS | art and the everyday life" presents everyday objects which, through the artists’ interventions, transform into original pieces of art without losing their functional value. Various paintings complement the constructions and the objects creating an overall lively and colorful composition, revealing the smart parallelisms and the humorous cues employed by contemporary artists.
Chairs painted by the multitalented Italian, Francesco Cuomo, who transferred characters and parts of his paintings on objects of everyday usage such as chairs and armchairs, but also women’s bags and scarfs, seeking to communicate his art through the sense of touching of those objects. In the same context, the group «Little Rocks» constructs furniture converting waste materials into new, enviromentally friendly materials of better quality. The team creates a cozy, homely and yet at the same time dreamy setting, as all the objects are embellished by Petroula Krigkou’s illustrations.
One encounters words on pieces of paper quite often – how about whole constructions made of words though? The absolute match between meaning and the representation of meaning on the object is accomblished in a unique way by Amalia Andoniadou. With a semiotic approach and with delicate hand work, her creations range from a suspending table to cooking aprons which happen to be Christmas desserts recipes.
Using threads, strings, rattan and mainly handmade paper, Yiannis Papadopoulos, member of the AFI team, conveys his ideas through various structural forms and studies the contrast between inside and out. Using wire as the main material for her sculptural pieces, Maria Grigoriou, also a member of the AFI group, creates a continuous line as one drawn with a pencil. The line is elsewhere thin and elsewhere thick, giving shape to forms which, in their colorful versions, include cans which survived recycling, securing “a second life, in another role”.
A selection of hybridic works from the «Black Biomorphic» series of Konstantinos Papamichalopoulos will be hosted in the exhibition. The pieces combine various elements found in previous work, inspired by byzantine and japanese art to comics, digital techniques and the art of engraving.
Dimitris Dallas’ work depicts fluid urban environments with hidden symbolisms, codes, and robots emerging out of the dynamic, vivid colors, expressing the struggle of the contemporary man against his own (conflicting) emotions. Eugenia Papaioannou also employs the dynamism of color in her work, and combines it with the technique of collage, passing subcutaneous thoughts and messages, while Kron transfers skillfully his street art style on everyday life objects.
Art applied on stools, tables and lights, pieces of our everyday lives’ puzzle, are presented alongside paintings, broadening the range and the media of artistic expression.
In the context of the exhibition «THINGS | art and the everyday life», we support the charity organizations «DESMOS» and «Hamogelo tou Paidiou». On behalf of «DESMOS» we will be collecting art supplies and dry food for the two month duration of the exhibition (05.12.2014 – 04.02.2015). We will support the cause of «Hamogelo tou Paidiou» by selling the book of lawyer Andreas Xenikakis’ new book «The secret of the third page».
Mon. - Thu.: 09:00 - 18:00 / Fri. - Sat: 11:00 - 19:00 / Sun.: Closed
More info: The Blender Gallery