Maro Kerasioti’s’ personal exhibition under the title ‘re-formations’.
Duration: 22 January 1018 – 10 February 2018.
Opening: Monday the 22th of January 2018, 19.00
Maro Kerasioti’s new project under the title ‘re-formations’ will be exhibited at the Ikastikos Kiklos Sianti Gallery from Monday, the 22th of January at 7.00 p.m. to Saturday, the 10 th of February.
As the artist herself states, sixty years ago she got acquainted with ceramics and she, almost immediately, appointed clay as her everlasting companion in a relationship which proved to be the rock and foundation of her whole life. Talking about her life’s work, she points out: “Looking at the different periods of my work, one can distinguish references to mythology, both Greek and personal, as well as the abuse of nature and the loneliness of the human being in today’s society, interpreted through different techniques and materials which accordingly interpret my own visions.”
What triggered Maro Kerasioti’s new creative endeavor are two little bones. As she explains: “My present work, re-formations, started after an Easter feast, when I found myself admiring the form of a very small, yet perfectly shaped, little bone. Some months later, during a lonely stroll at the deserted beach of Marathon, I found a drifting bone equally interesting as the first one, and I felt tempted to analyze its proportions and forms, its bulks and voids and create a sculpture inspired by such a gift from mother nature. The bones I used as models – remnants of the transition of life to the afterlife – allowed me, during their re-formation, to imagine and even invent stories on their origin, to rend them imaginary past bodies in order to modify their shapes according to my visions, art and technique. I will not succumb to the temptation of analyzing my own work aesthetically, since I believe it would have a disempowering effect. It is my opinion that this is a task for the connoisseurs.”
Georges Georgioadis on his part, writes: “Maro’s work gives the impression that a monotonous and still expression is not enough for her. She keeps seeking new aesthetic routes, using her experience and means, which are quite abundant, in order to express her passionate and sensitive self. In the course of her laborious efforts she never hesitates to destroy and rebuild any work which does not meet her expectations and original vision. Color in her work is not something new, since she has already used it in the past – perhaps, in a more depictive way – in previous works, such as her colored mermaids and her fish. Only this time, color itself is incorporated in the work, becoming part of its structure, intensity and splendor, in an effort to indicate a more simplified participation in the sculptural composition.”
Open to the public:
Tuesday – Thursday – Friday 10:00-20:00
Closed on Sunday and Monday
Ikastikos Kiklos Sianti
2 Vass. Alexandrou st. and Michalakopoulou st., Athens (Behind the National Gallery)
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