Athens & London; Intersecting METRO-poleis
Painting Exhibition by
Anastasia Zoi Souliotou
from 19th September until 27th October 2011
The Hellenic Centre - Friends Room
16-18 Paddington Street,
Anastasia Zoi Souliotou’s first solo exhibition in London is taking place at
the Hellenic Centre. In Athens & London; Intersecting METRO-poleis,
the fast-rising Greek artist brings together the Athens Metro and the
Large scale paintings and multiple prints including the artist’s most recent
work will be on display. Media range from oil painting to Google Maps
digital prints, all dynamically put together alongside the ‘chord’ of
movement and colour.
For Anastasia Zoi, the underground is a platform par excellence where
city life takes place, a mirror of the city’s identity. An everyday place
becomes a dynamic universe of colours with lively people on the move.
Through paintings originating from images of Athens and London
undergrounds Anastasia Zoi looks into the (im)possibility of connecting
these. The two European capitals are geographically far from each other,
thus a physical intersection of their undergrounds is rather a romantic
view, a utopian potentiality. However, Anastasia Zoi claims that
'intersection lies to any association our mind is keen to sense between
Athens Metro and London Tube'.
Movement is always there, even in All in the Waiting canvas where
every pattern is still. Speed, energy and life animate the waiting in
Bakerloo Turn. In the oil on board series titled Passengers, Anastasia
Zoi brings portraits of Athenian passengers to London.
Silkscreen prints and engravings underline the dynamic use of corridors,
platforms and carriages by various nationalities in the London Tube as
well as in the Athens Metro. Prints from Google Maps introduce a virtual
‘Metro-Net’ by proposing a trip between Omonoia Station and Leicester
Anastasia Zoi’s expressive paintings promise a brilliant joint experience
of both cities.
Exhibition Dates: 19th September 2011 – 27th October 2011
Please call 020 7487 5060 for opening hours
Monday 19th September from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Further Information on: http://www.helleniccentre.org/
Contact the Artist: http://anastasiazoisouliotou.wordpress.com/
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