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ARTWORK 2019

“In essence, the poet has one theme:
his living body”

George Seferis, poet

In Papaioannou’s work, we can distinguish the deconstruction of the bodies and forms: decollage - fragmentation - detachment - intersection - displacement = scarification, movement - time, dissolution, flow and re-synthesis. The visual surface is transformed into a kind of atlas where each snapshot can be read as an independent narrative, while being part of an integrated structure. We are at the perimeter and at the centre at the same time. The contrasting colours, sometimes intense and conflicting, and sometimes soft and pastel, with the dew and freshness of a modern perception in ideas of painting, transmits a musical air that rightfully belongs to the future, since painting is not over and will never end. As D. Dimitriadis says: “Anything that seeks its end can only find it where it is lost. In its beginning.”


Man’s inability to find identity in his primitive states drives the resulting impotence to discover truths within hidden meanings. And so a shattered cosmic collage emerges where the human existence plays in the deconstructed form of fractured bodies, in which tragically, the inability to discover the coexisting bodies of his deep primal soul and present emerging actuality emerges.

Paradoxically, the captive narratives and the boundless renderings are juxtaposed in an ability to reinforce defined boundaries as well as openness in creative activity, as they grant the ability to create new texts constantly. An inexhaustible wealth of playful scenarios are emergent: the “Object of the Imagination,” the “Unlimited”.
 

In the end, the work of Christina Papaioannou can be assessed as an active stage where the body and the spirit converge and diverge, the external and internal world, love - loneliness, emphatically emphasising the animosity of life and the poetry of painting, as a cathartic value against this agony.

 

Curated by Efthimis Lazongas (Sorbonne University –Paris I –Pantheon, History of Art Professor at ASFA, Master’s in Visual Arts).

ΧΡΙΣΤΙΝΑ ΠΑΠΑΪΩΑΝΝΟΥ
POST POP SOFT BLUES

Τα επιτοίχια έργα της Χριστίνας Παπαϊωάννου λειτουργούν όπως τα τρικ ενός μάγου.

Μέσα στο καπέλο μπαίνει ένας καταρράκτης ανακατεύεται σε μία κοσμική σούπα από θραύσματα ζωγραφικής ύλης, έντονα φλούο χρώματα, χειρονομιακές γραφές, κλουαζονέ περιγράμματα, παραστατικές μορφές, στοιχεία της φύσης, τυχαιότητα. Το αποτέλεσμα είναι οπτικές διαδρομές σε πολύχρωμες κοιλάδες ανασυντεθημένης πραγματικότητας, με τον αμφιβληστροειδή να διαθλάται για να περάσει από μέσα του ο θαυμαστός νέος κόσμος της εικαστικού.

Φαίη Τζανετουλάκου (Ιστορικός / κριτικός Τέχνης, Διδάκτωρ Ιστορίας της Τέχνης του ΑΠΘ, ειδική Γραμματέας του Προεδρείου του Ελληνικού τμήματος της Διεθνούς Ένωσης Κριτικών Τέχνης AICA Hellas).

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The Great Fear

140 x 140cm
Acrylics, oil pastels, colored pencils, pencil and solid marker on canvas.
2019

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Look again: Nothing exists!

150 x 150cm
Acrylics, oil pastels, colored pencils, pencil and solid marker on canvas.
2019 

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Upward! Upward! Upward!

140 x 140cm
Acrylics, oil pastels, colored pencils, pencil and solid marker on canvas.
2019

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THE ECSTATIC

150 x 130cm

Acrylics, oil pastels, colored pencils, pencil and solid marker on canvas.

2019

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REALIZATION

SOLD

140 x 140cm

Acrylics, oil pastels, colored pencils and pencil on canvas.

2019

Exhibited at

"ANORIOTON - OBLECT OF THE IMAGINATION"

Two-person exhibition at J/M Gallery, Notting Hill, London 2019

"INTERNAL BODY" | "ΈΣΩ ΣΩΜΑ"
Two-person exhibition, Museum Of Visual Arts, Heraklion, Crete 2019

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SYMPHONY OF DIVISION

140 x 140cm

Acrylics, oil pastels, colored pencils and pencil on canvas.

2019

Exhibited at

"ANORIOTON - OBLECT OF THE IMAGINATION"

Two-person exhibition at J/M Gallery, Notting Hill, London 2019

"INTERNAL BODY" | "ΈΣΩ ΣΩΜΑ"
Two-person exhibition, Museum Of Visual Arts, Heraklion, Crete 2019

SOLD

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TIGER POP BLUE

105 x 105

Acrylics, oil pastels, colored pencils and pencil on canvas.

2019

Exhibited at

4th Art Thessaloniki International Contemporary Art Fair

MATAROA Awards

"INTERNAL BODY" | "ΈΣΩ ΣΩΜΑ"
Two-person exhibition, Museum Of Visual Arts, Heraklion, Crete 2019

SOLD

"LOVE"

126 x 124cm

Αcrylics, oil pastels, colored pencils and pencil on canvas.

2019

Exhibited at

4th Art Thessaloniki International Contemporary Art Fair

MATAROA Awards

"INTERNAL BODY" | "ΈΣΩ ΣΩΜΑ"
Two-person exhibition, Museum Of Visual Arts, Heraklion, Crete 2019

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"THE STARS SHINE IN MY BRAIN" 

SOLD

68 x 50cm

Αcrylics, oil pastels, colored pencils, pencil and solid marker on canvas.

2019 

Exhibited at

4th Art Thessaloniki International Contemporary Art Fair

"THE SUN COMES UP AND THE SUN GOES DOWN IN MY SKULL"

68 x 50cm

Αcrylics, oil pastels, colored pencils, pencil and solid marker on canvas.

2019 

The sun comes up and the sun goes down i
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"LOTUS"

125 x 90cm

Αcrylics, oil pastels, colored pencils and pencil on canvas.

2019

"FREEDOM"

SOLD

120 x 90cm

Acrylics, oil pastels, pencils and pen on canvas.
2019

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"PANTHEON"

142 x 175cm
Αcrylics, oil pastels, colored pencils and pencil on canvas.
2019

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"ANORIOTON"

125 x 90cm
Αcrylics, oil pastels, colored pencils and pencil on canvas.
2019

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"THE WALK"

52 x 50cm

Αcrylics, oil pastels and pencil on canvas.

2019

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COMPOSITION IN 3/4

SOLD

54 x 41cm

Αcrylics, oil pastels and colored pencils on canvas.

2019

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"MIRROR"

SOLD

60 x 56cm
Αcrylics and oil pastels on canvas.
2019

"MAGIC ISLAND ROOM"

SOLD

40 x 40cm
Αcrylics on canvas.
2019

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"IN BLOOM"

129 x 58,5cm
Αcrylics and oil pastels on canvas.
2019

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"UPSTAIRS"

100 x 43cm
Αcrylics and oil pastels on canvas.
2019

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