on May, Tuesday 14, 2019 at 7.30 pm
at Καφενειο « H Mουριά », Charilaou Trikoupi 87, Athina
In the spirit of La Bohème and following the tradition of Kafeneio talks, A Conversation with Athens is an intend to organize a new series of meetings gathering voices of the local art scene in Athens.
The conversations are held in English and host by Florent Frizet & Eric Stephany, two french artists currently living in Athens.
Panos Papadopoulos is a greek artist born in 1975, currently working and living in Athens. In 2015, he was a resident at Hooper Projects art residency, Los Angeles. He is the co-founder of the art collective Dadada Academy, founded in 2009 in Vienna. He studied in the School of Fine Arts in Vienna and was awarded by the Meisterschülerpreis of the Academy. His work was presented in the 4th Athens Biennale in 2013 and in numerous solo and group shows in Vienna, Athens, Paris, Berlin, New York, Leipzig, Cologne and elsewhere.
Panos Papadopoulos work is a mixture of conceptual, minimal, abstract and expressionist art. Departing from his earlier works – text-populated, noisy, post punk abstract oil paintings -, Papadopoulos here allows space to emerge, creating interiors and replacing the text with objects; yet the objects still hold on to their linguistic potency, ofter acting as symbols of language. It is the empty space, the sound of silence that adds tension to these objects. Basically, he turns drawings into paintings, leaving the viewer with the impression of the absent, the incomplete, the unfinished.