Following the recent successful exhibition «Intake» presented at the Hellenic American Union in Athens, Elika gallery presents the new solo exhibition of the Greek visual artist Theodoros Zafeiropoulos entitled «Log In». The current exhibition is a development and a critical position in relation to the previous one. The new exhibition essentially follows the same artistic rationale. Zafiropoulos’ main methods consist in re-approaching art through the factor of failure, as this can be found in modern technological and scientific design. Essentially, every scientific experiment is a series of setbacks, before it finally reaches the correct result, which may well be reversed at any time with new discoveries or experiments.
However, this process also functions as the primary method of every artistic act, an argumentative, playful questioning of the world, open to possibility and the unexpected. In this way, a series of works is born based on the artist’s primary idea, his first ‘experiment’, through the gradual transformation of materials and their circular reorganization. The true poetic and philosophical dimension of bricolage has been used as a basis in his personal creative process.
Following an invitation to participate in Skowhegan, an intensive international summer residency for emerging artists founded in 1946 at the state of Maine in the U.S, the artist developed a series of new projects mainly focusing on specific features of the landscape (coasts, lakes and the mountainous and densely wooded inland) as well as the social environment (local and international artistic community).
All projects are merely stages of a never-ending artistic experimentation. The works presented serve as structures around an artificial, contrived “accuracy” and at the same time constitute highly poetic images of a practically metaphysical character. The artist invites the viewer to reflect upon the contemporary lack of context (both literal and figurative) as well as natural attrition and ecological thinking in the midst of the current technocratic ideology as well as on the ‘failures’ and weaknesses of sociability.
Zafeiropoulos’ exhibition at Elika Gallery is composed of laser carved Images on poplar wood, digital UV printing, videos and a floor-standing sculpture.
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