10/11/2011-03/10/2011

Still life

Still life

In the body of work entitled “Still Life” by Ioanna Ralli, presented at Zoumboulakis Galleries, “still life” is photographically approached with the same straightforwardness, tenderness and discernment used by the artist in 2008 in the women portrait series entitled “Archetypes of the feminine”.

“Is still life alive?” This constitutes a valid question as nowadays, still lives do not seem to be a part of contemporary artistic exploration, when the whole world is in turmoil and the news shows us wild lives; hungry and violent. But art continues to showcase “new” still lives on an international level; immaterial, videotaped, photographed, altered, full of passion and personality; “different”.

The current exhibition comprises portraits of objects that have emerged from the protection of cupboards to stand, modest or proud, before the lens and confront us, the viewers, and, above all, those of us who are willing to get seriously to grips with their meaning: the so-called “artists with a devoted sight”.

The exhibition is accompanied by the book “Still Life” from Cube Art Editions.

Press Release(download file)

ExhibitionWorks

THE ARTIST
Ralli Ioanna

Ioanna Ralli was born in 1960 in Athens.
She studied Mass Communication (Bsc) at Boston University and Photography, Painting and Graphic Design at the New England School of Art and Design.
In 1986 she completed her Master degree (MFA) in Graphic Design at Boston University.
She has presented nine solo shows in Greece, while she has participated in many group shows in Europe and the U.S.A. Her works are to be found in private collections and museums.

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