Friday, December 6, 2013

Remap 4 part 3

Remap 4
part 3

point 9


CAN Christina Androulidaki gallery

The show examines the hidden elements that constitute life. It investigates and questions sites, spaces and perceived notions that contribute on shaping our perception of reality. Fear, myth, science fiction, memory, cinema and tradition. Michalis Zachariasexposes scenes from the sci-fi erotic movie UltraFlesh, Maria Kriaracreates elaborate drawings with pencil on paper that manifest her own vision of a Warburgian Atlas. Diamantis Sotiropoulos presents us with half human half animal creatures from the world of fantasy.Panayiotis Loukas creates a personal mythology that illustrates a series of dead painters. Tula Plumi exhibits sculptural objects with fabrics that hang on the wall like erased canvases. Stelios Karamanolis paints awkward moments from the past forcing us to a re-evaluation of history. Lefteris Tapas continues his philosophical search of the ‘real’ through a monumental wall-piece from his Garden series. 

Zoi Gaitanidou employs the technique of drawing, cutting and sewing to create a tapestry-like canvas that unfolds an apocalyptic narrative of a mysterious tribe of humanoids whose world is significantly altered after an encounter with a seventies-styled spaceship. Yorgos Stamkopoulos is dealing with the constant presence of the unknown through abstract paintings that constitute landscapes of an inner vision, meditative works referring to existence and characterized by temporality, melancholy, anticipation and energy. Pavlos Tsakonas references to industrial-urban to create a space installation with objects that create a new optical reality and last but not least, Daskalakis-Lemos‘ work deals with traces left in time that create an alternative reading of history and an archive of memories that take us from the specific to the general, while it attempts to create meaning through a combination of the philosophical with an image-historical approach and site-specific paradigms. [ link ]

Artists: Manolis Daskalakis-Lemos, Zoi Gaitanidou, Stelios Karamanolis, Maria Kriara, Panayiotis Loukas, Tula Plumi, Diamantis Sotiropoulos, Yorgos Stamkopoulos, Lefteris Tapas, Pavlos Tsakonas, Michalis Zacharias

Artist: Giorgos Gripeos

Elika Gallery

Three distinct elements, a series of photographic portraits, copper pipes and water, compose Giorgos Gripeos’ work, Of People I Love and Things I don’t Know, presented by Elika Gallery at Remap 4.

Portraits of family members, friends, and people that have passed through the artists’ life and have become part of it, as well as the human relations to which these portraits refer, sketch out the destination of the journey the artist embarked upon when he left Greece several years ago.

Old copper pipes, collected from various construction sites, carrying with them their respective stories, stories of the homes and walls they once belonged to, agents of water, life and memory, anticipate union and expansion.

A poetic dimension is at play in the final part of the installation, where the clear reflection of the visitor in a bucket of water is dispersed, as a dripping tap disturbs the waters’ surface, causing one to turn their gaze inwards.

The installation as a whole forms an interactive system where all elements, including the space and the visitor, function together as a unified improvised and sensitive instrument to reveal a universal image portraying us all.

Giorgos Gripeos was born in 1973 in Piraeus. He holds a BFA from the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in the Netherlands. He has presented his work in three solo shows and has participated in several group shows both in Greece and the Netherlands. He currently lives and works in Amsterdam. [ link ]



Yggdrasil is the Nordic name for The Tree of Life in Nordic mythology. According to Nordic mythology, Yggdrasil is the tree connecting all worlds. It is considered as holy and the gods go to Yggdrasil to assemble their things. The wisdom and fate of all men float in the waters of the tree.

Continuing as late as the 19th century, warden trees were venerated in areas of Scandinavia. They were considered to be guardians and bringers of luck and offerings were sometimes given to them.

There is said to be a sacred tree in Tingvellir in Iceland and a huge tree standing in Uppsala in Sweden. Both are described as remaining green throughout summer and winter and no one knows what types of trees they are. The artwork Yggdrasil by Augusta Atla is a prayer for luck, protection, vitality, love, growth and health. YGGDRASIL solo show by Augusta Atla, incl. artworks by invited guest artist Nikolaos Branidis [ link ]

point 10


Rebecca Camhi

Curated by: Francesco Nevola, TFA | Teverina Fine Art, Cortona  

The paintings of Paul Desborough challenge our most basic assumptions about the nature of painting. By being neither on canvas or panel, his works sever the conventional bond between medium and support to develop a new strategy of painting for our time and in turn to celebrate the physical materiality of the paint. The act of making the paint mark is preserved in its essence: unconstrained by framing edges, each paint-skin is stretched through space or over a surface, to activate and become one with its setting. By blurring with the boundaries of sculpture and installation the formal limits of painting are challenged afresh.

Paul Desborough’s portable murals are not site-specific works: rather they are the means by which the site is conditioned. They take charge of the space they inhabit they activate the walls by breaking through their confining nature, engendering a spontaneous flow of colour, light, depth and thought.

A close inspection of Desborough’s paint-skins – characterised by an intuitive instinct for abstraction combined with a technical facility in the classical tradition – reveals the presence of photographic images from consumer product packaging grafted into the skin of each painting. In his works the commercial aspect of the appropriated and embedded images is corrupted and re-individualised to serve as a platform for the interpretative reading of the work.

Desborough’s intuitive pictorial approach to appropriated print media images unleashes the potential of narrative transformation: in the flash of awareness before conscious understanding we become aware of layered references, from which the impulse of new meaning self-generates. An exuberant pallet of venetian colour, a Baroque grandeur of scale, and a gravity defying lightness seemingly revel with the molten metallic edge of a rock-riff or cinematic sequence, to create a cultural fusion all its own: an aesthetic arena unconfined by the framing edge of categorisation – a pictorial space in which the most unexpected cultural synergies are brought into play to create a new narrative for the present.

Paul Desborough makes his paintings in series: he calls these Albumsto underline the influence of counter-culture rock-pop music and those band’s recording achievements, which he likens to his approach to image making. This exhibition presents a selection ofSingles from his recent Albums – notably the Earlier Influences: works that fully reveal the artist’s refinement and control of a seemingly informal technique.  [link ]

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