21/03/2019-04/05/2019

Is it a trap?

Is it a trap?

Zoumboulakis Galleries present the new solo exhibition by Io Angeli titled “Is it a trap?

This new group of works by Io Angeli creates imaginary environments, worlds that are illogical and strange and yet, at the same time, familiar and peaceful, inhabited by a human absence.

Pools and deserted tree-lined garden paths, middle-class town furniture and transcendent voids, fragments and traces of staircases, spotlights, fans, and helicopters are refracted and compounded with segments of nature that unexpectedly are inscribed in her works, swinging paradoxically between what is natural and what is artificial, what is not made by human hand and what is man-made.

Unorthodox places; limitless interiors; floors overflowing with water and dark fissures: all link what is close to what is far away; set a palpable warning, a potential threat, and also silence it. They gently involve viewers in personal readings, while silently giving rise within them of a feeling of worry and excitement which traverse the canvas’ silence as electric current.

In Io Angeli’s works everything dissolves and is reconstituted, as they transubstantiate the realism of the figurative into a magical and unpredictable compact of risk, as the title of the exhibition so aptly states it.

Ιs it a trap?”, the dear appears to wonder.

 

Brief CV:

Io Angeli’s paintings explore the fluidity of space. City, home, room, all vibrate and compose the country which the body inhabits.

Io Angeli studied painting at the Athens School of Fine Arts (1981-1986) and continued her studies with a scholarship in London at the Royal College of Art and Central Saint Martins.

She has presented her work in 17 solo exhibitions and has taken part in many group exhibitions in Greece and abroad and has collaborated with the Zoumboulakis Gallery since 2013. Her works are to be found in public and private collections. She lives and works in Athens.

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Angeli Io

Io Angeli’s paintings explore the fluidity of space.
City, home, room, all vibrate and compose the country which the body inhabits.
Io Angeli studied painting at the Athens School of Fine Arts (1981-1986) and continued her studies with a scholarship in London at the Royal College of Art and Central Saint Martins.
She has presented her work in 17 solo exhibitions and has taken part in many group exhibitions in Greece and abroad and has collaborated with the Zoumboulakis Gallery since 2013.
Her works are to be fou...

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