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Zoi Gaitanidou

CYCLADIC CAFE ART PROJECT

28 JUNE - 21 AUGUST 2023

Zoi Gaitanidou

H Ζωή Γαϊτανίδου χρησιμοποιεί την πρακτική του κεντήματος για να δημιουργήσει περίτεχνες ταπισερί που συνδυάζουν μορφές με αφηρημένα μοτίβα.
Ο συνδυασμός αυτός επιτρέπει τη δημιουργία ιδιαίτερων εντάσεων που συναντά κανείς και στην tribal τέχνη.

Το τροπικό φύλλωμα, κυρίαρχο στο έργο της, αποτελεί μοτίβο που σύμφωνα με την κριτικό τέχνης Ρομπέρτα Σμιθ, «παραπέμπει στη ναΐφ πτυχή του νεο-εξπρεσιονισμού, αναβιώνοντας μια σύγχρονη εκδοχή της χαρακτηριστικά τροπικής προσέγγισης του Ανρί Ρουσσώ»

THE ARTWORK

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THE ARTIST

Zoi Gaitanidou is using embroidery to create elaborate tapestries that combine abstract patterns with figurative elements resulting in an intensity that recalls tribal art. Tropical foliage is a recurrent element in her work, which as art critic Roberta Smith has remarked, “is reminiscent of a naive derivative of neo-Expressionism that also evokes a contemporary take on the tropical vision of Henri Rousseau”.

Zoi Gaitanidou (b. 1981, Athens, Greece) is a graduate of the Athens School of Fine Arts and has also studied in Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. She is currently based between Athens and the island of Sifnos, Greece. In 2019/2020 she was a fellow at ARTWORKS, Fellowship Program supported by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation.

Selected exhibitions include: Eidyllia Odos, Technopolis Athens, Greece (2022), Mr. Robinson Crusoe stayed home. Adventures of design in times of crisis, Benaki Museum, Athens, Greece (2021), Weavings: Painting and Tapestry in Greece from 1960 to present, Benaki Museum, Athens, Greece (2019), Clarity, solo exhibition at The Breeder, Athens, Greece (2017), The Equilibrists, Benaki Museum, Athens, organized by The New Museum, NY and DESTE Foundation Athens, curated by Gary Carrion Murayari, Helga Christophensen with Massimiliano Gioni (2016), Heaven, 2nd Athens Biennale, Athens, Greece (2009). Zoi Gaitanidou is represented by The Breeder, Athens.

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