Between the lines
Zoumboulakis Galleries present the exhibition “Between the lines”, a solo show by Sophia Papacosta.
The group of works presented –ink jet drawings on paper – deal with, as Sophia Papacosta offers, “… confinement and boundaries, of personal or social nature… fears and phobias that set limits to people and to their relationships with one another. Those boundaries can either serve as liaisons amongst people or contrary repel them”.
The human form in her works undergoes changes, from appearing confined it then almost completely dematerializes. “It is not clear if the figure is in fact itself the cluster we see or if it is solely surrounded by it. Ultimately, the question raised is whether, conditioned as such, the figure suffocates or is in fact kept safe?” The initial bulks dissolve and it is up to each individual viewer to decide to what extend the figure is either being liberated or just withers away.
Sophia Papacosta’s drawings present a most solid and complete body of work, all the while posing profoundly intertemporal questions about the human condition in a most subtle and humorous fashion.
Sophia Papacosta was born in Nicosia in 1985. She studied Painting at the School of Fine Arts of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Department of Visual and Applied Arts (2010), and Sequential Design & Illustration (MA) at the University of Brighton (2010). She lives and works in Athens.