“Circles” – 24/01/2013 – 09/03/2013

Ioulia Ventikou
24 January – 9 March 2013

On Saturday March 9th is the last day of Ioulia’s Ventikou exhibition and we are expecting you at Medusa from 11:00 to 15:00 for a glass of wine and a memory game…

“Light and shade, drawing and rhythm, white and black are the distinguishing features in the personal style of Ioulia Ventikou. Her latest work, under the title “Circles”, comprises two sets.
The first set is made up of large-scale oil paintings. The subjects—everyday scenes, figures and familiar objects—are positioned in the centre of canvas and illuminated with a strong, circular, almost theatrical light. The light expands the objects, elevating them into symbols and belying their perishable nature.
The second set of “Circles” is the series of “The Thirty Moons”. These are 30 renderings of a full lunar circle between two full moons, from the 2nd to the 31st of August, 2012. The final outcome, a sort of artistic moon calendar executed with ink on aquarelle paper, was based on dozens of drawings and notes recorded at different moments in different locations.
Centring upon the concept of time and its circles, as well as on the feeling of how ephemeral existence is, Ioulia Ventikou attempts to capture the fleeting beauty of the moment.

Ioulia Ventikou studied painting at the Athens School of Fine Arts under Nikos Kessanlis. She is a member of the RODA theatre group since 1993. She has presented her work in numerous group exhibitions in Greece and abroad. This is her third solo exhibition.

Duration of the exhibition: 24 January – 9 March 2013. Opening hours: Tuesday – Friday 12:00 – 21:00 Saturday 11:00 – 16:00