Athen 1.0 - Eine Gruppenausstellung




28.6.-30.8.2014



Opening Hours

Tue–Fri 12–7pm, Sat 12–6pm and by appointment



In collaboration with Diamantis Sotiropoulos (*1978 in Athens), we continue our art cities exhibition series with works by five Athens-based artists.

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Following London, Paris, Cologne and Berlin, with Athens 1.0 we continue our cyclic group exhibition series, which provides a loosely ordered insight into current trends and developments regarding different art metropolises. Rather than looking for similarity within the artists’ works, we have chosen to focus on the diversity that makes up the artistic richness of these cultural hubs. Working in different fields and media, what links these artists is the fact that they live and work in the same city. The opening of Athens 1.0 on Friday, June 27th coincides with the 2nd edition of the K1-Gallery-Night. For more information go to:  k1-galerien.de

 

Zoi Gaitanidou (*1981 in Athens) uses embroidery to create elaborate tapestries that combine figures and abstract patterns with an intensity that recalls tribal art. Her imagery is reminiscent of a naïve derivative of neo-Expressionism that also evokes a contemporary take on the tropical visions of Henri Rousseau.

 

Vassilis P. Karouk (*1977 in Athens) creates hauntingly dark paintings which reveal the abysmal depths of humanity. He characterises the human being as a monster, but not in an incidental sense, not in the way that is defined by public moralizing or international law. The human is a monster as part of his constitution and capable of violence as a choice.

 

Panayiotis Loukas (*1975 in Athens) moves along the lines of fantasy and mythology or even horror-like storytelling. Drawn in great detail, his oil paintings build a story and invite the viewer to explore everything that seems hidden or unfamiliar. In his works, things we find more terrifying appear that way because they once seemed familiar and are now brought up by an uncanny pose or incident.

 

Mantalina Psoma (*1967 in Athens) deliberately chooses realism as a form of expression. In her paintings, she shows fleeting moments which appear familiar to the viewer. Her pictures are reminiscent of photographs or film stills, characterising existential moments and emotional, psychological borderline situations. Through this she creates a balancing act between reality and fiction, intimacy and distance, between serenity and irritation.

 

Anastasis Stratakis (*1985 in Thessaloniki) works around the exploration of systems, which put seeing and remembering into the centre. In his drawings and paintings, he examines the individual and collective memory and the interactions between the two. The depiction of his subjects and the inherent processes are understood as a possibility to perceive and understand temporal and historical relevance.

Mantalina Psoma <br> You Shouldn´t Forget, 2011 <br> Oil on canvas, 130 x 200 cm
Mantalina Psoma
You Shouldn´t Forget, 2011
Oil on canvas, 130 x 200 cm
Exhibition View <br> Group Exhibition Athens 1.0 <br> Zoi Gaitanidou, Mantalina Psoma and Vassilis P. Karouk
Exhibition View
Group Exhibition Athens 1.0
Zoi Gaitanidou, Mantalina Psoma and Vassilis P. Karouk
Mantalina Psoma <br> The Removal 16, 2010 <br> Oil on canvas, 50 x 60 cm
Mantalina Psoma
The Removal 16, 2010
Oil on canvas, 50 x 60 cm
Exhibition View <br> Group Exhibition Athens 1.0 <br> Vasilis P. Karouk
Exhibition View
Group Exhibition Athens 1.0
Vasilis P. Karouk
Vasilis P. Karouk <br> Dive, 2013 <br> Oil on canvas, 90 x 50 cm
Vasilis P. Karouk
Dive, 2013
Oil on canvas, 90 x 50 cm
Vasilis P. Karouk <br> Slave, 2013 <br> Oil on canvas, 65 x 55 cm
Vasilis P. Karouk
Slave, 2013
Oil on canvas, 65 x 55 cm
Vasilis P. Karouk <br> Romeo Singing, 2011 <br> Oil on canvas, 80 x 80 cm
Vasilis P. Karouk
Romeo Singing, 2011
Oil on canvas, 80 x 80 cm
Exhibition View <br> Group Exhibition Athens 1.0 <br> Zoi Gaitanidou
Exhibition View
Group Exhibition Athens 1.0
Zoi Gaitanidou
Zoi Gaitanidou <br> Untitled, 2014 <br> Thread and acrylic on canvas, 46 x 35 cm
Zoi Gaitanidou
Untitled, 2014
Thread and acrylic on canvas, 46 x 35 cm
Zoi Gaitanidou <br> Untitled, 2014 <br> Thread and acrylic on canvas, 30 x 24 cm
Zoi Gaitanidou
Untitled, 2014
Thread and acrylic on canvas, 30 x 24 cm
Zoi Gaitanidou <br> Untitled, 2014 <br> Thread and acrylic on canvas, 148 x 87 cm
Zoi Gaitanidou
Untitled, 2014
Thread and acrylic on canvas, 148 x 87 cm
Exhibition View <br> Group Exhibition Athens 1.0 <br> Mantalina Psoma
Exhibition View
Group Exhibition Athens 1.0
Mantalina Psoma
Mantalina Psoma <br> The Removal 12, 2010 <br> Oil on canvas, 50 x 60 cm
Mantalina Psoma
The Removal 12, 2010
Oil on canvas, 50 x 60 cm
Mantalina Psoma <br> The Apartment, 2013 <br> Oil on canvas, 130 x 200 cm
Mantalina Psoma
The Apartment, 2013
Oil on canvas, 130 x 200 cm
Anastasis Stratakis <br> Untitled (Unbestimmtheit #9), 2013-14 <br> Digital print and acrylic ink on fine art paper, 29,7 x 21 cm
Anastasis Stratakis
Untitled (Unbestimmtheit #9), 2013-14
Digital print and acrylic ink on fine art paper, 29,7 x 21 cm
Anastasis Stratakis <br> Untitled (Unbestimmtheit #10), 2013-14 <br> Digital print and acrylic ink on fine art paper, 29,7 x 21 cm
Anastasis Stratakis
Untitled (Unbestimmtheit #10), 2013-14
Digital print and acrylic ink on fine art paper, 29,7 x 21 cm
Exhibition View <br> Group Exhibition Athens 1.0 <br> Anastasis Stratakis
Exhibition View
Group Exhibition Athens 1.0
Anastasis Stratakis
Anastasis Stratakis <br> Untitled (from the Ubi sunt series), 2012 <br> Pencil on paper, 4 x 3 cm
Anastasis Stratakis
Untitled (from the Ubi sunt series), 2012
Pencil on paper, 4 x 3 cm
Anastasis Stratakis <br> Untitled (from the Ubi sunt series), 2012 <br> Pencil on paper, 4 x 3 cm
Anastasis Stratakis
Untitled (from the Ubi sunt series), 2012
Pencil on paper, 4 x 3 cm
Anastasis Stratakis <br> Untitled (from the Ubi sunt series), 2012 <br> Pencil on paper, 4 x 3 cm
Anastasis Stratakis
Untitled (from the Ubi sunt series), 2012
Pencil on paper, 4 x 3 cm
Exhibition View <br> Group Exhibition Athens 1.0 <br> Anastasis Stratakis and Panayiotis Loukas
Exhibition View
Group Exhibition Athens 1.0
Anastasis Stratakis and Panayiotis Loukas
Panayiotis Loukas <br> Burning from the Inside, 2007 <br> Oil on canvas, 220 x 180 cm
Panayiotis Loukas
Burning from the Inside, 2007
Oil on canvas, 220 x 180 cm
Exhibition View <br> Group Exhibition Athens 1.0 <br> Panayiotis Loukas
Exhibition View
Group Exhibition Athens 1.0
Panayiotis Loukas
Panayiotis Loukas <br> Hope, 2011 <br> Oil on canvas, 50 x 60 cm
Panayiotis Loukas
Hope, 2011
Oil on canvas, 50 x 60 cm
Panayiotis Loukas <br> Shitstorm, 2012 <br> Oil on canvas, 180 x 150 cm
Panayiotis Loukas
Shitstorm, 2012
Oil on canvas, 180 x 150 cm
Panayiotis Loukas <br> Every morning there is something wrong, 2011 <br> Oil on canvas, 100 x 80 cm
Panayiotis Loukas
Every morning there is something wrong, 2011
Oil on canvas, 100 x 80 cm