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Aliki Panagiotopoulou
"The Infinite Chambers of the Beehive that is the World" presents the first solo exhibition of Aliki Panagiotopoulou in Greece on Thursday, January 8th 2009.
The artist tells stories through her drawings. From her tiny, detailed drawings with pencil to the works with the rough brushwork, this exhibition deals with the complementary relations between opposites as the impetus which causes changes and variety in the world.
To be more precise, the series of pencil drawings (entitled “All is fair in love and War”) centre on the love and sexual behaviors (and neurosis) of humans, male and female, homosexual and heterosexual, in the way that they are retained through a partly autobiographical and partly anthropological angle.
Her drawings are basically an experiential enactment of fantasies, obsessions, memories and observations of our sexual behaviors, extending from the romantic and tender to the undoubtedly violent and hardcore. With references from plenty of sources such as the Indian miniatures, the drawings and the engravings of the big masters of the Renaissance and the modern iconography, her drawings pay a tribute to the hideousness of our clichés, the beauty of our oddity and vice versa.
In the second part of the exhibition, the erotic theme continues but it also offers the context within which the previous works are being created. It is consisted mainly by those works which the artist likes to call “paint drawings”. Deprived from every desire to become something else from what they actually are, but at the same time closing within them loads of references and controversies, they offer a mysterious and intense view of a world on the verge of being exploded.

Duration of the exhibition until January 31st, 2009.

Visiting hours: Tuesday-Friday 14:00 – 21:00 Saturday 12:00 – 16:00
On Sunday, January 25th, 2009 the gallery will be open from 12:00-16:00.

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