The Cappados Art Gallery presents five contemporary artists in five distinct sections of works titled Five Persencies. Each section occupies a standalone space, where each artist exhibits part of his recent personal creation, which acts as an independent presence in the context of a comprehensive group exhibition.
The exhibition aims to highlight and highlight the ways in which current artistic practices are confronted by five contemporary creators through different paths and approaches. Based on their personal style and way of expression.
The designs of Inos Varvaritis are not limited to the limits of painting representation, but they are mainly a conceptual approach to the history, memory, and formation of the national imaginary. Also in the context of a conceptual approach, the ongoing joint project of Inos Varvaritis with Giannis Dellagramatika, “The willingness to revisit, 2012-2018”, starts from the executive process of “collecting” souvenir and takes the form of installation, exploring the importance of objects as carriers of meaning, as products of exchange or economic exploitation in the context of tourism and cultural practice.
Sculptural suggestions of Labrins Mark revolve around the concept of ambivalence. But also stability and destabilization, matter and dematerialization, tangibility and optics, are the main directions of the works that it presents.
Finally, the works of Panos Famelis and Socrates Fatouros tend to break the narrow boundaries between painting and sculpture, between optics and truancy. The first creates textures using a thick paste of color. While the latter uses mixed techniques for processing industrial materials. The two artists finally succeed in involving in their work the two-dimensional with the three-dimensional space.
Looking back to the past, one considers the position of the theorist and theoretician, Clement Greenberg, who, in a 1945 article titled “The New Sculpture,” defended the purity and accuracy of the limits of artistic means. The observance of the boundaries, he believed, allowed the arts to be distinct among them. Sculpture as a three-dimensional art is more about touch while painting as a two-dimensional art in the sense of vision.