Eleni Filippopoulou – Paintings – 03/12/2016
“Same say that Darkness was first,
and from Darkness sprang Chaos.
From a union between Darkness and
Chaos sprang Night, Day, Erebous, and the Air”
On Thursday, December 3 at 8.00 in the evening Maria Dimitriadi opens the latest exhibition of Eleni Filippopoulou at the Medusa Art Gallery.
The artist presents large- and medium-scale works with tempera on handmade paper, with compositions characterised by abstraction and expressiveness.
The landscapes she depicts combine memory and imagination with strong colours and gestures, inviting us to wander around worlds at once familiar and unknown.
Eleni Filippopoulou says:
“Landscapes that were there before us and will be there after we are gone.
Landscapes that exist within us; landscapes of our imagination but also of our memories.
Landscapes that devour us and landscapes that lift us to the sky.
Landscapes of the soul and the senses, and certainly landscapes that we know will survive and will always be there….”
Born in Athens, Greece in 1958.
Studied at the École Nationale Supérieure des
Beaux-Arts, Paris, 1976-1981 and at the École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs (stage setting)
1984 Desmos gallery, Athens
1984 Kamara Gallery, Monemvasia
1986 Gallerie 3, Athens
1989 Gallerie 3, Athens
1991 Gallerie 3, Athens
1996 Kreonidis Gallery, Athens
1997 Kalfayian Gallery, Thessaloniki
2001 Zoumboulakis Gallery, Athens
2015 Medusa Art Gallery, Athens
1980 Maison des Beaux-Arts, Paris
“Atelier Mattey”, Paris
1980 Fondation Hellenique, Paris
“Young Greek Painters in Paris”
1989 Institut Francais d’ Athenes, Athens
1989 Galerie 3, Athens
“Ecology and Environment”
1990 Kreonidis Gallery, Athens
1991 Polyedro Gallery, Patras
2000 Zoumboulakis Gallery, Athens
2012 TIO ILAR 5, Athens
2012 “From Picasso to Koons: Artist’s Jewellery”, Benaki Museum, Athens
Her works can be found at private collections
Opening hours: Tuesday – Friday 11:00 –14:30 & 18:30 – 21:30; Saturday 11:00 – 15:00