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Stratos Kalafatis

Untitled, 2014/16, Archival Inkjet print,138 x 133 cm

Stratos Kalafatis (b. 1966, Greeceis a Greek photographer creating narrative photo projects.

With the use of the medium, square format, the artist uses a palette of saturated colors, imposing seductively the flash even during daylight. His photographs are parts of short stories, with seemingly different destinations having disposed of the myth and plot.

Installation views from the artist’s solo exhibition at Bernier/Eliades | Athens, in 2016| Photos by Boris Kirpotin

Dionisis Kavallieratos

Cardinal, 2017, Ceramic, steel, 50 x 62 x 40 cm

Cardinal, 2017, ceramic, steel, 50 x 62 x 40 cm

Dionisis Kavallieratos’ (b. 1979, Greece) flexible artistic practice includes small and large-scale sculptures in wood, clay or mixed media and drawings in pencil and charcoal. In his new large scale drawings the artist explores the theme of the Dance in the ancient theater and converses with the tradition of classical tragedy and comedy designing a body of anthropomorphic characters that dance.

Installation views from the artists’ solo exhibition at Bernier/Eliades | Athens, in 2016| Photos by Boris Kirpotin
The Great Indian Rope Trick, 2006, Bronze, rope skin, ceiling fan and cotton ribbon approx. 368 x 178 x 30,5 cm

Bharti Kher

The Great Indian Rope Trick, 2006

Bronze, rope, skin, ceiling fan and cotton ribbon,

approx. 368 x 178 x 30,5 cm,

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Bharti Kher’s (born 1969, U.K) practice encompasses digital photography and sculptural works (made out of bindies, iron, bronze or resin cast). Her art has a range of meanings and connotations across historical and contemporary periods, exploring also her interest in kitsch and popular consumer culture.

 

Jonathan Meese

"MEIN HUND ORTSCHAFTET DICH!", 2019, Acrylic on canvas, 120,5 x 100,8 x 3,3 cm

MEIN HUND ORTSCHAFTET DICH!, 2019, Acrylic on canvas, 120,5 x 100,8 x 3,3 cm

Jonathan Meese (b.1970, Tokyo)  appeared on the international art scene back in 1998 and is now one of the contemporary art world’s most enigmatic, seductive and rebellious figures. He is renowned for his multi-faceted work, including wildly exuberant paintings that mix personal hieroglyphics and collage, installations, ecstatic performances, and a powerful body of sculptures in a variety of media.

At the core of his work remains an unrelenting sense of history, based on intimate drawings, symbols and objects which form the mythological universe of his life’s work, drawing in the innocent by-stander almost by force.

Installation views from the artist’s solo exhibition at Bernier/Eliades | Athens, in 2019 | Photos by Boris Kirpotin

Christiana Soulou 

“Dragons -after Paolo Uccello”- from the Book of Imaginary Beings” after J.L. Borges, 2013

Colour pencil on paper

20,8 x 14 cm

(framed: 31,5 x 21,6 x 3,8 cm)

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“Dragon after Uccello”- from the Book of Imaginary Beings” after J.L. Borges, 2014

Colour pencil on paper

20.5 x 15 cm

(framed: 32,8 x 27,5 x 3.8 cm)

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Christiana Soulou (b.1961, Greece) drawings are characterized by sensitivity and an almost academic rigor, commenting upon the human condition. Her works examine an inner world that is constantly moving and obeying the whims of human mood. In her works one can easily observe a particular attention to mental and psychological states, and a direct relationship with dance and theater. Her drawings seem to deal with and continue a tradition dating back to the puppet show of Heinrich Kleist and reach the work of Oskar Schlemmer and Hans Bellmer.

Robert Wilson 

"A Winter Fable", 2017, UHD video seamless loop, Ed. 2/2

A Winter Fable, 2017, UHD video seamless loop, Ed. 2

The video portraits of Robert Wilson (b. 1949, USA) infuse references found in painting, sculpture, design, architecture, dance, theater, photography, television, film and contemporary culture.  The final result on the HD monitor resembles a photograph, but on closer inspection reveals Wilson’s highly developed theatrical language in conjunction with the startling clarity and precision of HD video.

A Winter Fable is a video triptych, inspired by a fable of Italo Calvino. In Calvino's fable, two animals, a fox and a wolf, make a pact of mutual aid in a time of great famine. Their pact unravels over the capture of a lamb. A Winter Fable features an original soundtrack by CocoRosie.

Hugues De Wurstemberger

Gros-Haut-Cret Fribourg, (Suisse) 1989, Gelatin Silverprint 42 x 42 cm (framed 50 x 60 cm)

Gros-Haut-Cret, Fribourg, Suisse, 1989

Silverprint

42 x 42 cm

Ed. 3/12

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Vers Embrun, 1994, Gelatin Silverprint 42 x 42 cm (framed 50 x 60 cm)

Vers Embrun, 1994

Silverprint

42 x 42 cm

Ed. 3/12

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Hugue De Wurstemberger (b. 1955, Switzerland) devoted himself to photography and developed his own style, preferably in black and white and medium format. The artist is constantly on the look out for moments of gracefulness, for images that transcend the unspectacular instant by transferring it into a larger context. His work was granted in 1990 by the Niépce Prize, in 1991 by the World Press Photo, and in 2002 by the Silver Prize.

What interests me above all is the real thing. A photo is in any case only a flattening of reality, so it's better to keep it simple. And if it's more than that, it's because there's a little something - that doesn't always happen - a kind of grace.

Boyd Webb 

Quorum1989Unique Cibachrome photograph, 158 x 123 cm

Boyd Webb’s (b. 1947, New Zealand) photographs draw on the techniques of scenography and model-making, the strategies of staging and display, to create a compressed universe in which human and animal, object and image, set and scenario are made, positioned captured and dissected.

What interests me above all is the real thing. A photo is in any case only a flattening of reality, so it's better to keep it simple. And if it's more than that, it's because there's a little something - that doesn't always happen - a kind of grace.