vendredi 7 octobre 2016

Images from exhibitions


2016   " The day when his shadow was perhaps at its darkest"  Ileana Tounta contemporary art center. Athens 
www.art-tounta.gr/

2016   " The day when his shadow was perhaps at its darkest"  Ileana Tounta contemporary art center. Athens



2016   " The day when his shadow was perhaps at its darkest"  Ileana Tounta contemporary art center. Athens

2016   " The day when his shadow was perhaps at its darkest"  Ileana Tounta contemporary art center.  Athens




2013  " Le corps les songes"  Dix291 gallery with Diana Quinby (photo Bernard Crespin) www.dix291.fr



2014  "Figures et paysages" Domaine de Kerguehennec, Bretagne  www.kerguehennec.fr
  

2013  Scarecrow " The fallen king" Chalet Society, Paris 


2013  Scarecrow " The bride" Chalet Society, Paris chaletsociety.org

mercredi 15 juin 2016

Charcoal on canvas drawings "Ecran plein"


 2015

2015      View of the studio


2014       220 x 270 cm    Charcoal on canvas


2007-2012     220 x 280 cm      Charcoal on canvas

2014     220 x 270 cm     Charcoal on canvas

2014     220 x 270 cm     Charcoal on canvas

2016     220 x 270 cm     Charcoal on canvas


2013     217 x 220 cm    Charcoal on canvas


Everyday life is strange, when grown in a strange land.
Thomas Mann, The magic mountain

   The initial stimulus for Katerina Christidi’s inspiration for her work is the observation of people's everyday life in their environment, of their relationships, attitudes and behaviors, all these elements who give away the multifarious and contradictory human nature. She then shifts and organizes them again in new narratives enriched by her personal views, placing the characters in situations different then they should originally be.
   Her exploration focuses on the creation of a world where vague figures coexist with fragmentary unknown landscapes. The idea behind her work lies on the decomposition and re-composition of a combination of elements which are opposed, added one on top of the other, merge, so they might at the end express an unstable situation between multiple realities.
   The artist tries to bring to the surface a sense of oscillation and uncertainty about where we really stand, through a dialogue of different levels of representation. Forms are linked together by a controlled yet unpredictable development, since the construction process -which is vital for her- is involving association and successive layers until the final image is formed. This escalating process allows the creation of a channel between the conscious and the subconscious.


"Katerina Christidi works with black. She uses the tools of a painter to make drawings on large canvases stretched directly on the wall. They are not abstract. They are a figuration of the body and the body of the drawing. She uses charcoal to make the black, attested to by the traces of black dust in her atelier. Her method is to connect ends to ends. She draws, takes notes on bits of paper, finds other images, other notes. Joins them together. And then gets to work on a large drawing. Here we have some of her recipes for drawing. And the texts are a way to get closer to those drawings, to experience them. They create a visual effect, of course. And also a narrative experience in the recognition of oddly familiar images. Then there is still another element. One the artist produces through the physical, narrative, mythical dimensions of the drawings. The sense of touch. Her drawings touch this body of black. They embody the touch. This body, so fragile that if you insist too much, you will break the tip of your nose. Nevertheless, reach out your hand - be touched."
Press release from the exhibition" the day when his shadow was perhaps at its darkest" 
Textes by Katerina Christidi and Emil Sennewald 



3 photo by Anne Solange Gaulier    2,,4,5,6  Photos by Raphael Chipault

mercredi 25 mai 2016

"Ecran plein" ----- "Full screen"


2009     View of the studio

2008        183 x 207 cm       Charcoal on canvas

2012    210 x 250 cm    Charcoal on canvas


2011  "Belle vue" Ileana Tounta contemporary art center


2012         220 x 270 cm     Charcoal on canvas


2013       230 x 300 cm        Charcoal on canvas

samedi 21 mai 2016

Collages



                                                 2016   50 x 65cm    Graphite and collage on paper


   
                                                2016   50 x 65cm    Graphite and collage on paper


 2016   50 x 65cm    Graphite and collage on paper
 

vendredi 11 mars 2016

Paintings


2011-2017   65 x 85 cm  Oil and charcoal on canvas




2013    65 x 80 cm   Oil on canvas



2016  "The day when his shadow was perhaps at its darkest" Ileana Tounta contemporary art center, Athens


2013-2017    90 x 130 cm    Oil on canvas


2013   160 x 180 cm     Oil on canvas

2017      90 x 116cm      Oil and charcoal on canvas


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017    116 x 90 cm    Oil on canvas 

2017    116 x 90 cm    Oil on canvas
 

2017  65 x 85 cm  Oil on canvas


mardi 9 février 2016

2016 - 2017 mixted media constructions


2016      48 x 25 x 24 cm   Ink, acrylic, paper



2016   35 x 30cm    Ink, acrylic, cardboard, wood


2017   36 x 37 x 43 cm  Acrylic, cardboard  



2016       50 x 9 x 21cm     Ink, paper, wood     

2017    45 x 30 x 23cm    Acrylic, ink, cardboard, wood



2017    45 x 48 x 50cm    Ink, acrylic, paper,cardboard


jeudi 18 septembre 2014

Residency in Chateau de Kerpaul "777-6"


" Huis clos " . The nine residents as floating figures. Chateau de Kerpaul.  September 2012.


" Huis clos " . Charcoal drawings on the wall.