vendredi 7 octobre 2016

Images from exhibitions 2013 - 2019




                               2016   " The day when his shadow was perhaps at its darkest"



2016 "The day when his shadow was perhaps at its darkest " Contemporary Art Center Ileana  Tounta, Athens


  2016   " The day when his shadow was perhaps at its darkest "



 2016   " The day when his shadow was perhaps at its darkest "



 2016   " The day when his shadow was perhaps at its darkest "


 

Richard Armstrong director of Guggenheim museum NY and Nancy Spector visiting "Integral 1" show at Contemporary Art Center Ileana Tounta, Athens


2013 "Le corps, les songes" with Diana Quinby, gallery Dix 291(photo Bernard Crespin)




2013 "Le corps, les songes" with Diana Quinby, gallery Dix 291(photo Bernard Crespin)

DIX291www.dix291.fr/



2014  "Figures et paysages " Domaine de Kerguehennec

Domaine de Kerguéhennec | art - architecture - paysagehttps://www.kerguehennec.fr/


2014 "French paradox" Storefront ten Eyck gallery ,Brooklyn NY ,with Philippe Richard, Frederique Lucien, Christophe Robe

Storefront Ten Eyck |storefrontteneyck.com/



2014 "French paradox" Storefront ten Eyck gallery ,Brooklyn NY ,with Philippe Richard, Frederique Lucien, Christophe Robe


2019    "Coffins of black, coffins of luck"   curated by Galini Lazani " Contemporary Art Center Ileana  Tounta, Athens. Photos Dimitris Foutris



2019    "Coffins of black, coffins of luck"   curated by Galini Lazani " Contemporary Art Center Ileana  Tounta, Athens.  Photos Dimitris Foutris 


2019    "Coffins of black, coffins of luck"   curated by Galini Lazani " Contemporary Art Center Ileana  Tounta, Athens. Sculpture Yiannis Sinioroglou .  Photos Dimitris Foutris 



"From the surface that was still forming"  Old school of Triantaros . Tinos festival 2019



"From the surface that was still forming"  Old school of Triantaros . Tinos festival 2019




"From the surface that was still forming"  Old school of Triantaros . Tinos festival 2019








OSDEETE Athens/ ADAGP Paris

vendredi 10 juin 2016

"Full screen" drawings 2013 - 2019





 
2013    Charcoal on canvas   230 x 300 cm 


   
2016 - 2018    Charcoal on canvas   220x 270 cm                                      

  2016    Charcoal on canvas   220x 270 cm


                                      
                                           2018    Charcoal on canvas   220x 270 cm 


  2013       217 x 270 cm   Charcoal on canvas

                                            
                                      2009-2016       220 x 260 cm   Charcoal on canvas


 2014       220 x 270 cm   Charcoal on canvas
 

2014       220 x 270 cm   Charcoal on canvas
 


2015       220 x 270 cm   Charcoal on canvas



2015

2018     view of the studio    Charcoal on canvas   220x 270 cm   



2019      183 x 207 cm        Charcoal on canvas





Η έρευνα μου επιχειρεί τη διευρευνηση ενός κόσμου άγνωστου όπως μου αποκαλύπτεται από την καλλιτεχνική διεργασία, ασταθών, ταραχωδών σχέσεων μεταξύ της φιγούρας και του περιβάλλοντος. Η φιγούρα πάιρνει μορφή καθώς δημιουργείται μαζί με το περιβάλλον, άλλοτε αποσπάται από αυτό άλλοτε μετατρέπεται σε αναπόσπαστο δομικό στοιχείο του, σε μία σχέση συνεχούς αλληλοεπίδρασης. Τα έργα στηρίζονται στη δημιουργία ενός οικείου-ανοίκειου χώρου, συνδυάζοντας στοιχεία που αντιτίθενται, προστίθενται το ένα πάνω στο άλλο επικαλυπτόμενα, ή στο τέλος συνγχωνεύονται.
   Προσπαθώ να φέρω στην επιφάνεια μία αίσθηση ταλάντευσης και αβεβαιότητας για το πού πραγματικά βρισκόμαστε, μέσα από ένα διάλογο διαφορετικών επιπέδων αναπαράστασης. Οι φόρμες συνδέονται μεταξύ τους με μία ελεγχόμενα απρόβλεπτη ανάπτυξη, αφού η διαδικασία δόμησης του έργου-πρωταρχικής σημασίας για μένα-, γίνεται με τρόπο συνειρμικό και με διαδοχικές στρώσεις μέχρι να εμφανιστεί η εικόνα. Αυτός ο τρόπος κτισίματος επιτρέπει την δημιουργία ενός διαύλου μεταξύ συνειδητού και υποσυνείδητου.
                                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                       Κατερίνα Χρηστίδη 2019





copyright  OSDEETE Athens/ ADAGP Paris

mercredi 25 mai 2016

"Full screen" drawings 2008-2012






2009       183 x 207 cm       Charcoal on canvas




      183 x 207 cm       Charcoal on canvas



2009     View of the studio

2008        183 x 207 cm       Charcoal on canvas

2012- 2016    210 x 250 cm    Charcoal on canvas


2011  "Belle vue"  Ileana Tounta contemporary art center. Athens


2008   " Charcoal overload"   Ileana Tounta contemporary art center



2012         216 x 260 cm     Charcoal on canvas



2007-2012     220 x 280 cm      Charcoal on canvas


And the stairs are made of paper

The shadow 
There once was a man whose shadow was blacker than others.  As a child, this singled him out from his entourage.  One beautiful spring day everyone was out dancing in the sun's warm rays. Suddenly, like a beam crossing the area where they were romping about, his darker shadow caused them to stumble.  Needless to say, he felt this stroke very strongly.  As an adult he could no longer do without this distinction.  As soon as the slightest ray of sun came out from behind the clouds, he walked head held high through the streets enjoying the effect he caused.  One day, when the shadow was perhaps at its darkest, blacker that ever, he caught fire.  And that is all that we know of his story. 

The flesh 
The attraction of drawing, says Jean Luc Nancy, is the line formed when two lips touch.  Where there is drawing, there is no longer speech.  Drawing silences.  There are several ways to confront it.  You can follow the lines.  Look for rhizomic sense in the branches and admire the white sky that lies behind.  Or you can drown in the blackness of the line.  Widening out instead of drawing further on.  Opening up.  And then, while waiting for a cry or song that might come out of the gap's deep darkness, air touches us.  Air that is inseparable from the flesh of the drawing. 

The surface
"Water has no beams" is a German expression.  The surface of water doesn't support someone who cannot swim.  However, depending on the speed with which a body meets the surface, it solidifies, becomes impenetrable, hits us.  To the eye, this surface is also solid, structured by waves, shadows, reflections.  It's as if the eye rubs the surface and rubbing against it causes images to appear.  The water is then, in fact, a support.  Until the moment when you slip in and realise that, of course, all these beams do not bear weight.  They call. 

The body of black – epilogue 
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're 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. 

May 2015, Paris
J. Emil Sennewald


Translation: Timothy Perkins




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lundi 23 mai 2016

Small size drawings 2014 - 2019






2014 - 2019       33 x 33 cm    Charcoal on canvas

2014        33 x 33 cm    Charcoal on canvas

2019        33 x 33 cm    Charcoal on canvas


2016     33 x 41 cm   Charcoal on canvas



2015      33 x 41 cm   Charcoal on canvas




2015        28 x 33 cm    Charcoal on canvas

  2018      33 x 41 cm    Charcoal on canvas





2018      33 x 41 cm    Charcoal on canvas



2019        50 x 60 cm    Charcoal on canvas 




2019        50 x 60 cm    Charcoal on canvas 




2019        33 x 41 cm    Charcoal on canvas




2019        33 x 41 cm    Charcoal on canvas                                                     

                                                     




                                                          copyright  OSDEETE Athens/ ADAGP Paris