3 Fellows participate at “Looking with the Eyes of Love” group exhibition Curated by Aristeidis Lappas
11.05.23 @ 19:00
Ioanna Limniou, Warm Embrace, 2023, oil on canvas, 160 x 120 cm.
Kyveli Zoi, Lofrage, 2023, oil and gold leaf on canvas, 120 x 90 cm.
Iasonas Kampanis, Japanela, 2022, acrylic on wood, 37 x 25 cm.
“It’s only when we look with the eyes of love that we see what the painter sees.”
The Breeder is pleased to present “Looking with the Eyes of Love”, a group exhibition curated by Aristeidis Lappas with works by Athens based artists Claudio Coltorti, Lydia Delikoura, Iasonas Kampanis, Bety Krňanská, Konstantinos Lianos, Ioanna Limniou, Lara Nasser, Alexandros Simopoulos, Stephani x Irini, Kyvèli Zoi.
The exhibition sheds light on different aspects of the painting process, aspiring to introduce the viewers to the inner dialogs that artists experience when engaging in their practice. The works on show present the process of dialoguing with the paintings, which become the outcomes of those internal conversations.
Framed as the mental space where these conversations take place, the exhibition is seen as a room filled with energies constantly transforming, that shift in and out of recognizable images. Taking the form of memories, haunting thoughts, and intimate moments, they present each artist’s distillation of these sensations into pictorial subjects.
Consumed by their emotions, a painter must be able to understand and redirect their trajectories toward a place of equilibrium. Find their voice in them, feel comfortable with them, and thus learn to coexist.
These energies manifest themselves in everything an artist faces – their desires for belonging and affection, confrontations with history, as well as the challenge of giving form to that which does not yet have one. Asking these questions, the painter tries to find their own truth within the medium and in this act, materializes the essence of their own existence.
In this interchanging current of emotions, they find honesty towards a greater beauty, surfacing the pulse in the beating heart of creativity. This is the act of love in painting.
Claudio Coltorti, Lydia Delikoura, Iasonas Kampanis, Bety Krňanská, Konstantinos Lianos, Ioanna Limniou, Lara Nasser, Αlexandros Simopoulos, Stephani x Irini, Kyvèli Zoi.
Opening: Thursday 11 Μay, 19:00 – 22:00
Exhibition Dates: 11 Μay – 30 June 2023
The Breeder, Feeder
*Aristeidis Lappas, Iasonas Kampanis, Alexandros Simopoulos and Kyvèli Zoi are visual arts SNF ARTWORKS Fellows.