Eirini Georgopoulou

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Opening 5 October 2018

   Η Αίθουσα Τέχνης Καππάτος, οδός Αθηνάς 12, Μοναστηράκι, Αθήνα, παρουσιάζει από την Παρασκευή 5 Οκτωβρίου,  20:00 – 24:00, μέχρι  24 Νοεμβρίου 2017 την ατομική έκθεση


Ειρήνη Γεωργοπούλου



              Η πρώτη ατομική έκθεση της    Ειρήνης  Γεωργοπούλου    στην Ελλάδα με τίτλο «un-de-re/formed»  αποτελείται απο πολλαπλές ενότητες γλυπτών, σχεδίων και επιτοίχιων εγκαταστάσεων.

Οργανικές φόρμες και απρόσμενοι τόποι δημιουργούν ασυνήθιστα μετα-φυσικά περιβάλλοντα και άχρονα τοπία που αποκωδικοποιούν και τέμνουν τον γνωστό μας υπαρκτό κόσμο με την χρήση φυσικών υλικών, σκληρών και μαλακών υφών, χρωμάτων και διαφανειών, σκότους και φωτός. Μέσα από ένα σύμπλεγμα άμορφων μορφών, η καλλιτέχνης προτείνει μια νέα σχέση ανάμεσα στην παρουσία και την απουσία, τον τόπο και μη-τόπο, την κίνηση, την στάση και τον χρόνο, το παρόν και το άχρονο. Ο θεατής καλείται να περιηγηθεί ανάμεσα στην πραγματικότητα και την ψευδαίσθηση, σε αντανακλάσεις και σκιές,  να βρει τη δική του ιδεατή θέση και να συνδέσει τους νέους τόπους με τις δικές του ιστορίες.

Ώρες λειτουργίας: Τρίτη έως Παρασκευή 12:00-20:00,  Σάβατο 12:00-15:00.


Eirini Georgopoulou

In her newest series of works, Eirini Georgopoulou utilizes a variety of methods and materials to establish a sense of fragile harmony. Through a multi-layered approach, she conjures an uneasy equilibrium positioned somewhere between stasis and change. She achieves this in part by setting up diametrically opposed forces – chance and control, shadow and light, flexibility and stillness, fluidity and rigidity – suggesting a world in a constant state of flux.


Such a sense of continuous motion would become one of the fundamental principles in defining the modern age, leading to major developments in both art and science throughout the last century. The inherent elasticity of matter and the infinitely minute quantum components of energy become manifest through the otherwise invisible forces which shape the natural world – one need only to think of the rocky Cycladic shoreline, for instance, sculpted over time by the waves and the wind and bleached bone-white under eons of incessant sunlight.


These forms provide an acknowledged inspiration to the artist, however there seems to be much more at play here than a direct reproduction of existing ‘exterior’ elements. The artist looks inwards as much as she does at the world that surrounds her. She has isolated various topologies and formations by manipulating her chosen media through a variety of means.


Her methods are laborious and demand an intimate engagement between the artist and her material – molding the liquid plaster to manipulate it into a desired form, prodding it into shape through the use of armatures and supporting poles, constantly fighting against both gravity and time.


Such a physically strenuous process is not without risk, as the artist can only exert so much control over the finished form and is effectively reduced to working ‘blind’ as she relies on her instinct to guide her in bringing these unwieldy, globular behemoths into existence. They bear the marks of their own making like scars, a reminder of their studio-bound conception.


Georgopoulou’s latest output has therefore become a reflection of a much broader ‘topos’ while still pertaining back to the process of their own production. The generative potential of the studio and the cosmos become equated through the promise of unlimited creation, the ideal state to which art pertains.

George Micallef Eynaud

Opening Friday 5 October  20:00 – 24:00

Tues.-Fri. 12:00 – 20:00,  Sat. 12:00 – 15:00

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