MATTER OR NOTHING
January 19 – February 28, 2017
Curator & catalogue editor: Giuliano Serafini
On Thursday, January 19 at 8.00 in the evening Olga Karteri inaugurates the third solo exhibition of Yiorgos Giotsas at the PERITECHNON Karteris Art Gallery. Yiorgos Giotsas exhibits a body of large and medium art works made with grey and white cement.
Excerpt from the catalogue:
…There are fragments of mineral connective tissue, with sharp, battered outlines and a surface full of gaping cracks, holes and craters, allowing hollow space, the third dimension, the beyond -a hitherto taboo in Giotsas’ worldview- to invade the interior.
Between painting, sculpture and installation, these bare, eroded cements seem incorporated in the formative processes of nature. Hollow, curved or shriveled, “alive” in a word, albeit at a terminal stage, they react to the trauma inflicted by fire on their scarred, scratched, burnt and violently tattooed skin…
Yiorgos Giotsas attended classes of painting at the School of Fine Arts in Greece and Graphic Design at Hertfordshire University in the UK. He lived at London, Istanbul and Athens. Today he is living and working in Italy and Greece. Several works of him belong to private and public collections in Greece and outside, we can see some of them in particular in the Museum for Contemporary Art of the 1900s in Monsummano – Italy, in the Hungarian Open Air Museum at Szentendre – Budapest in Hungary and in the Museum Kresow of Lubaczow in Poland.