Solo show “I follow the sun as I follow my distraction”, Vasilis Papageorgiou

27.05.22 @ 19:00


In sculpture there is a kind of plausibility and honesty of the materials. The material has its own properties that can only be used but not changed; the substance can be used in different ways to demonstrate various attributes. The honesty and ethics of the materials remain unscathed. In the art of sculpture, the physical dimension of the space in which the work of art is perceived plays a central role.

Having the notion of sculpture as a starting point for his solo show “I follow the sun as I follow my distraction” at Callirrhoë, Vasilis Papageorgiou is using materials through which gestures can be expressed. Bended copper plated plastic, marble spheres cut-in-half, curved steel, (de)formed plasterboards and clay shape his narration and convey to the observer the illusion of entering the domestic environment of the artist. An unconscious fantastical world is opening up as the spectator is building an imaginary space that includes all the objects to be gazed in an apparent sequence. Papageorgiou offers a twist of perspective on how we can observe familiar objects differently.

At this point, the question of the different connotations of the definition of sculpture comes to the fore, starting with the smallest object that can be found in the exhibition space and moving towards the sculpture in the middle of the room that could easily be spotted at a public space. But what is it that can actually be seen and interpreted? What’s the title hinting at?

Vasilis Papageorgiou
I follow the sun as I follow my distraction

curated by Olympia Tzortzi

27 May – 10 July 2022
Opening day: 27 May, 7 pm – 10 pm