Etikettarkiv: Artemis Potamianou

We are your friends

 

We are your friends

29 november – 8december

Venissage 29 November kl17-20

  • Öppet Fredag 12-18 Lör/Sön 12-16

    ID:I Galleri bjuder in sina vänner till en grupputställning som presenterar konstnärsskap sprungna ur konstnärsdrivna plattformar från hela världen.

    Under de senaste åren har ID:I Galleri varit intensivt närvarande på den internationella konstscenen. ID:Is konstnärer har synts på stora konstmässor, konsthallar och gallerier i Europa och Nordamerika.

    Samarbeten som också lett till att konstnärer från Bonn, Tyskland, Quebec, Kanada, Helsingfors, Finland, Aten, Grekland kommit till ID:I Galleri på Södermalm och visat sin konst.

    Nu bjuder vi på en samling smakprov av vad alla dessa internationella utbyten betytt konstnärligt. En utställning med verk av en rad av både svenska och utländska konstnärer som alla arbetat med ID:I Galleri.

    Bland våra vänner finns JUJE Collective och Amélie Laurence Fortin från Kanada som båda tar sig klimatkrisen, med humor respektive djupgående utforskande. Grekiska Artemis Potamianous känsliga verk lägger sig istället nära det djupt personliga. Britten Tim Claxton har sammanfört ett självporträtt med dödsdömda fångars sista ord.

    Sammanlagt visar vi 11 konstnärers verk:

    Anna Ridderstad(SE), Artemis Potamianou(GR), Gabriella Carlsson(SE), Tim Claxton(UK), JUJE Collective(CA) Josefina Malmgård(UK, Joonas Jokiranta(FI), Marie-Lou Desmrules(CA), Amélie Laurence Fortin(CA), Sibylle Feucht(GR), Felice Hapetzeder(SE) Johanna Jönsson( SE) Merzedes Stum-Lie(BLM) Mathieu Valade(SE)

    Vi är dina vänner.

     

Artemis Potamianou

Artemis Potamianou

The Unknown masterpiece 25/8-3/9 

Vernissage Fredagen 25 Aug kl 18-20

Öppettider Tor-Fre stängt, Lör-Sön 12-16

This series of works The Unknown masterpiece refers to and originates from the book of the same name, Honoré de Balzac’s The Unknown Masterpiece (1831). The book describes an encounter between fictional characters – artists, Frenhofer and Porbus (based on real-life court painter Franz Pourbus) and real life, Nicolas Poussin. Poussin visits distinguished painter, Porbus in his studio and is admitted by painter, Frenhofer. In his quest for absolute beauty, the old painter, Frenhofer, attempts to create the absolute masterpiece and goes on “improving” his painting for ten years, ending up to an illegible composition thus destroying his life’s work.

The two central characters of the story, the great maître Frenhofer and the young artist Poussin, were the inspiration and reference of many essays on art and the role of the artist Frenhofer’s utter devotion to his art inspired Cezanne, Picasso, Rilke and many other artists. Paul Cézanne particularly strongly identified with him, once saying ”Frenhofer, c’est moi” (I am Frenhofer). The book fascinated Picasso enough for him to undertake its illustration in 1921. Indeed, he identified with Frenhofer to such an extent that he moved to the rue des Grands-Augustins in Paris, where Porbus’s studio was placed. It was here that Picasso painted Guernica.

In the encounters between Frenhofer and Poussin however, there is another important character, the lover of Poussin – Gillette. She was the muse and the exchange ”object” between the two artists, a tragic figure determined by the decisions and choices of the men of the story.

In my series of works The Unknown masterpiece, famous portraits of women, having earned a place in the history of art for their virtuosity in painting, are deconstructed and offer an initial “canvas” that is reconverted and recreated by pieces of portraits of famous men. It constitutes a sharp comment on the position of women in society and the ”male” roles they have to adopt. The picture created in the end is a nightmare image, a “hermaphrodite”, a “Frankenstein” monster composed by “perfect” integral parts.