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ARTWORK 2020

“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.

 

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).

"SONG TO THE UNLOVED QUESTIONS"

40 x 100cm               Acrylics on canvas               2020

Let the lion talk - Χριστίνα Παπαϊωάννου

BEFORE YESTERDAY,
AFTER TOMORROW

107 x 107cm

Acrylics on canvas.

2020

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Head with parrot and a chair leg
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Object I

90 x 120cm
Acrylics, graphite
and spray paint on canvas.
2020

Head with parrot
and a chair leg

110 x 110cm
Acrylics, graphite
and spray paint on canvas.
2020

EITHER WAY

45 x 45cm

Acrylics, ink and acrylic spray on canvas.

2020


 

SOLD

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CHROMODECOLLAGE

50 x 40cm
Acrylics, ink, colored pencils and solid marker on canvas.
2020

METAMORPHOSIS

50 x 40cm
Acrylics, ink, colored pencils and solid marker on canvas.
2020

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32 CAREFULLY
PLACED HEADS

70 x 50cm
Acrylics, ink and pencil on canvas.
2020

SOLD

HEAD WITH PARROT AND A CHAIR LEG

70 x 50cm
Acrylics, ink and pencil on canvas.
2020

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FRAGMENTED VENUS
LOOKING WEST

70 x 50cm
Acrylics, ink and pencil on canvas.
2020

SOLD

THREE STEPS TWO

110 x 100cm

Acrylics, oil pastels, colored pencils and pencil on canvas

2020

Three steps two - Christina Papaioannou.
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LOVE GLOWED PHOSPHORESCENT, DRENCHED IN THE INFERNAL COLORS OF THE SETTING SUN

120 x 95cm

Acrylics, oil pastels, colored pencils and pencil on canvas

2020

 


 

SOLD

THE OUTLINE OF OUR EXISTENCE

120 x 95cm

Acrylics, oil pastels, colored pencils and pencil on canvas

2020

SOLD

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THAT’S HOW MATTER ALONE MUST SOUND

92 x 92cm
Acrylics, oil pastels, colored pencils and pencil on canvas
2020

WARM THINGS, ABOUT TO GO
UP IN FLAMES

92 x 92cm

Acrylics, oil pastels, colored pencils and pencil on canvas

2020

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APHRODITE STUDY

56,5 x 41cm

Acrylics, oil pastels, colored pencils and pencil on canvas

2020

SOLD

WINGED VICTORY STUDY

55 x 43cm
Acrylics, oil pastels, colored pencils and pencil on canvas
2020

SOLD
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