8 International Contemporary Cosmoscow Art Fair

8 International Contemporary Cosmoscow Art Fair

Press Release

MaLou Art Consulting is pleased to announce its participation at the 8th International Contemporary Art Fair Cosmoscow.

https://www.cosmoscow.com/en/

The gallery introduces three contemporary artists, showcasing their work for the first time in Moscow.

Konstantinos Michalos, Greece

Kostantinos Michalos belongs to a new Greek artist generation. He expresses through his paintings his psychological drives as well as his philosophical, spiritual and social concepts. His art is deeply person-centered even in its most abstract form, and traces of human presence are evident in all of his works, either in the form of abstract elements or as symbolic correlations. According to Klee’s statement: Art does not reproduce the visible; rather, it makes visible; Michalos’ paintings constitute an intrusive look in his internal obsessions, where by retracting them, they transform into images; these images are then processed and formed into art signals or symbols, according to the concepts in the artist’s mind. Sensitively strong, exposed, divested like a reptile which lost its skin, but aristocratically dressed in his paradox expressionism, Michalos observes new psychic aspects which reflect in the traces of his painting actions. The Ocean and the Earth utopically mingled… Assimilated areas of the visual arts as “Down – Up” and “Rear- Front”… Elongated sensitive environment… There are no borders anywhere in this expansionist paradoxical expressionism, without blatant colors but with enigmatic purples and blacks, deep reds and blues.

Sophia Papadopoulou,  Greece

Sophia Papadopoulou was born in Athens, where she currently lives and works. She is a graduate of the Athens School of Fine Arts. As part of her studies, she has attended various workshops, including Painting, Scenography, Photography, Mosaic & Sculpture. During her Bachelor studies, she participated in the Erasmus Student Exchange Program, spending a semester at the Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Barcelona. In the series of mixed media paintings “Without” she tries to touch the psychological aspect of human feelings and actions. She creates her own language writing and technique, in which every line and every shade of colour have a certain meaning. Sophia Papadopoulou said:“My abstract works inviting the viewer to a multi-reading process, deliberation and dispute. My abstract writing presents a modern creative proposal that reflects the trends of contemporary art.’’

Zorica Krstic,  Serbia

The words of G. F. Watts ‘’I paint ideas, not things’’ fully express the concept of Zorica’s art. The distinct style of Zorica’s imaginative paintings is a blend of surreal, symbolic and metaphysical elements. She uses mythological and dream imagery. The symbols she uses are not familiar emblems but intensely personal and ambiguous philosophical references. Each painting by Zorica is deliberately saturated with a mass of amazing details. All this details in her creations help to understand the artist’s vision. She strives to follow her own nature and wants to express her perception of the world. Rich colors, graceful lines and subtle textures characterize her varied work. Each of her paintings is a real masterwork. Zorica Krstic is a Serbian artist. She was born in Sremska Mitrovica in former Yugoslavia where as a child she first studied painting at the side of her Artist mother. At sixteen, she was working in the Art Studio of the hyper-realist Dragan Martinovic. From 1988 to 1993, she attended the Academy of Fine Arts in Novi Sad, graduating in the painting class of Professor Jovan Rakidzic and in the drawing class of Professor Milan Stashevic.

The inaugural online edition of the Cosmoscow International Contemporary Art Fair is an opportunity to discover works by contemporary artists selected in accordance with Cosmoscow principles and traditions:

  • Expert selection of galleries and artists represented at virtual booths,
  • Direct communication with the galleries and an opportunity to book artworks online,
  • Besides the booths of galleries featured in the Main, Frame, Editions, and Design sections, the online fair also includes special projects of partners and the Cosmoscow Foundation,
  • Access to the online program of discussions.
  • September 7–10  Online Preview for privileged guests of the Fair
  • September 11–15 Online Cosmoscow is open for the public

Online Cosmoscow features both the galleries presented at the offline Fair and an expanded range of galleries, each represented by a virtual booth with works by selected artists. This platform is intended to become an additional tool for building direct communication between galleries and clients during the Cosmoscow fair in order to increase art sales.

“The Images” Solo Exhibition by Natalia Kostaki

“The Images” Solo Exhibition  by Natalia Kostaki

Solo Exhibition “The Images” by Natalia Kostaki

MaLou Art Consulting & Gallery is pleased to present the online solo exhibition “The Images”, an exposition of paintings and works on paper by Natalia Kostaki.Natalia is an artist in her own right depicting religious and mythological images, but in a very unusual modern reading.She works successfully in various techniques. She is not only a master painter with acrylics but also an artist in ceramics, graphics, smalt mosaics, creating unique objects of applied art. She is the creator of new styles in graphics /illustrations and painting.

Natalia was born into the family of an outstanding collector of the Russian avant-garde, George Kostakis. She grew up in an amazing house where an atmosphere of great love for the art reigned, where paintings by Wassily Kandinskiy and Kazimir Malevich, Lyubov Popova and Natalia Gocharova were hung up on the walls. But this Modernistic environment did not affect Natalia greatly and she with talent developed her own imaginative artistic style.

Natalie’s artworks are obtainable in many public and private collections per the Department of Private Collections the Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts (Moscow) as well as in the collection of the Kolodzei Art Foundation / USA.

Moreover Natalia Kostaki is a Member of the International Art Fund, the Center for Spiritual and Moral Unity “Future”, and the Greek-Slavic Community “Paradigma”.

Don’t miss to visit our Newsletter July 2o2o

Don’t miss to visit our Newsletter July 2o2o

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In a tumultuous world, art matters

In this issue MaLou Art Consulting highlights the role of

art in everyday life and aesthetics. Read the latest world

art news, articles, interviews and exhibitions that truly

matter, and gain in-depth insight into the pivotal role of

Art in our lives. Whether big or small, sidewalk chalk art

or community murals, art makes a difference in the way

we live. Now, more than ever, art matters.

You have a great opportunity to read about :”Prophet Artist” Carl Dobsky, the outstanding personality and gallerist Alexander Iolas, found out who is Mathew Wong and why his painting was sold for $1.82 million, visit virtual exhibitions of our excellent artists and more…

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Art exhibitions in Athens Open Now!

Art exhibitions in Athens Open Now!

Art exhibitions in Athens –Open Now!

These art exhibitions are already here after a long period of the COVID-19 pandemic. So hurry up to see these Exhibitions before they close!

Our Greek contemporary artist Sophia Papadopoulou is presenting her new paintings in Athens at Alma Gallery in a group exhibition under the title “Encounters’’, from 11th of June till 11th of July 2020. The emerging Greek artists Ira Vitali, Andreas Ganas, Christos Katsinis and Andreas Spiliotopoulos also present their work at the exhibition.

Alma Gallery: Ypsilantou 24, Kolonaki 10676, Athens Greece

The exhibition is curated by George Kazazis.

For more information on Sophia Papadopoulou’s artworks visit her profile in our gallery.

Don’t miss our Newsletter June 2020

Don’t miss our Newsletter June 2020

In this issue: Solo exhibition “Inner Aspects of Konstantinos Michalos” by Greek contemporary artists.’’ The article “A room where metaphysical questions arise’’ by Maja Berseneva, MA Philosophy, Philosophical research in the areas of embodiment, subjectivity, vulnerability and engaged phenomenology. Freie Universität Berlin, Panteio University of Athens. Art in our home. Art World News:The Money in Imagination. Sotheby’s offer magor until 2022  works by 20th century. Female artists in 50$m Ginny Williams. Venice Art Biennale delayed until 2022. Great art emarged from traumas of the past –will pandenemic prove different.

Discussion “Art is Logos”

Discussion “Art is Logos”

Discussion “Art is Logos”

 Malouart Consulting Gallery has been conveying its online activities and remains faithful to its tradition to have art exhibitions, round table dialogues with artists, as well as with art historians.

One of the discussions “Art is Logos’’ was held on May 3, 2020 through web connections. The discussion was dedicated to art exhibition “In Between’’ successfully presented by Greek Artist Vassiliki Koskiniotou. Koskiniotou’s art is a source of innovative artistic ideas, styles, philosophical thoughts and what is more, its deep reflection of the various cultural heritages in time and space.

The web gathering was a very useful, energizing and effective experience which served a useful purpose. This means that in it desired outcomes were achieved relating to interesting topics discussed, great demonstrations of artistic achievements and establishment of numerous opportunities for future networking among art historians, philosophers and artists from different countries. It left everybody with the feeling that really somewhat was accomplished.

 

 

Newsletter May 2020

Newsletter May 2020

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MaLou Art Consulting is very pleased to announce that Konstantinos Mihalos will have a month long solo exhibition “Inner Aspects of Konstantinos Mihalos” on our online gallery 20th of May – 20th of June, 2020

MaLou Art Consulting  is very pleased to announce that Konstantinos Mihalos will have a month long solo exhibition “Inner Aspects of Konstantinos Mihalos” on our online gallery  20th of May – 20th of June, 2020

MaLou Art Consulting  is very pleased to announce that Konstantinos Mihalos will have a month long solo exhibition “Inner Aspects of Konstantinos Mihalos” on our online gallery

 20th of May – 20th of June, 2020

Kostas Michalos belongs to a new artist generation, where personal expression prevails over a stylistic proposition, and thus his artwork is more empirical than depicting a certain technique. He expresses through his paintings his psychological drives as well as his philosophical, spiritual and social concepts.

His art is deeply person centered even in its most abstract form, and traces of human presence are evident in all of his works, either in the form of abstract elements or as symbolic correlations.

According to Klee’s statement: Art does not reproduce the visible; rather, it makes visible; K. Michalos’ painting constitutes an intrusive look in his internal obsessions, where by retracting them , they transform into images;  these images are then processed and formed into art signals or symbols, according to the concepts in the artist’s mind.

Sensitively strong, exposed, divested like a reptile which lost its skin, but aristocratically dressed in his paradox expressionism, Michalos observes new psychic aspects which reflect in the traces of his painting actions. The Ocean and the Earth utopically mingled… Assimilated areas of the visual arts as “Down – Up” and “Rear- Front”… Elongated sensitive environment… There are no borders anywhere in this expansionist paradoxical expressionism, without blatant colors but with enigmatic purples and blacks, deep reds and blues. Dynamic gestures, even though they have grace and finesse… Restrained explosive pictures… Incessantly, the Space-Time of the Paradox caters for Reality with vibrant poetical-supernatural frequencies. There, where the dimensions expand and the distances associate with each other, unprecedented perspectives are designed with unlike shapes creating new forms.

SOLO EXHIBITION ‘’IN BETWEEN” BY VASSILIKI KOSKINIOTOU

SOLO EXHIBITION ‘’IN BETWEEN” BY VASSILIKI KOSKINIOTOU

SOLO EXHIBITION ‘’IN BETWEEN” BY VASSILIKI KOSKINIOTOU

MaLou Art Consulting & Gallery is pleased to present the online solo exhibition ‘’In Between ‘’ by Greek Artist Vassiliki Koskiniotou. Duration: From 17th of April till 17th of May 2020.

Color and I are one”: Paul Klee’s famous phrase is once more evident for this Greek painter who draws her inspiration in the abounding sources of nature’s beauty and energy, but also language and poetry as one of the most significant expressions of human condition.

with mixed media and more often oils, oil pastels, inks and graphite, on cotton papers and handmade prepared canvases, koskiniotou’s pictures,

are usually chromatically balanced to an almost musical harmony, materializing a self-sufficient recognizable visual world.

In her universe we can discern forms with vivid symbolic content such as the moon, the grain, the rain,the arrow, the ladder, the egg and the vessel, signs of the immersion in the self and the world, allegories of creation, transition or evolution and metamorphoses.

As D.Loukidelis notes about her work ‘ we have to do with exceptional painting, with emotive sensitivity and personal vision, in between abstract and representational art, which often draws its inspiration from language and poetry.

In the present era of demythisation, hyper-information and logocentrism, Koskiniotou’s painting proves, in its poetic character, to be particularly relevant, as it communicates discretely, remythologising the ineffable through symbols, metaphors, archetypes

and images from which meaning springs”.

INTERVIEW: ZORICA KRSTIC

INTERVIEW: ZORICA KRSTIC

INTERVIEW: ZORICA KRSTIC

By Olga Venspi,  April 12, 2020, Novi Sad

Zorica  Krstic was born on 3 January 1970 in Sremska Mitrovica, Yugoslavia where as a child she first studied painting at the side of her Artist mother. At sixteen, she was working in the Art Studio of the hyper-realist Dragan Martinovic. From 1988 to 1993, she attended the Academy of Fine Arts in Novi Sad, graduating in the painting class of Professor Jovan Rakidzic and in the drawing class of Professor Milan Stashevic. From 1994-2004 she has lived and painted in Greece (Athens), where she was a member of the Greek Chamber of Representative Arts (E.E.T.E.). Since 2004, she lives and creates in Serbia (Novi Sad).

Olga Venspi You were born in family of an artist. Your mother was an Artist. Do you think that your fate was predetermined? How did you start to paint?

Zorica Krstic  My mother was a wonderful woman and artist, with a very lyrical handwriting. Her watercolours were lace-delicate, full of some special poetic experience of the world. Throughout her life, she experienced the world through the eyes of a true artist. Not even the most subtle details, which exude power, beauty and special artistic values ​​that could be seen in them, did not escape to her eye. She brought that experience of the world to me too, drawing my attention to how beautiful, interesting and diverse the world can be, if we just open our eyes a little better. Flashes of light, interesting strings, lines, contrasts, textures in nature, beautiful plants, haze, arabesque … My mother taught me and reminded me how to look forward to it and to imagine that joy can be incorporated into the artistic expression that she did herself in her paintings and works. My mother was a top educator, working as a fine arts teacher. I am aware that we have choices throughout our lives, but I am not sure where the boundary between personal choices and those of fate, or to call it “other circumstances”, may have interfered. I think that my mother’s profession, to a certain extent, determined my choice to compete at the Academy of Fine Arts in Novi Sad, although music and architecture were fields of interest and possible choice. As a kid, I showed a certain fondness for the fine arts, patiently drawing, dotting and painting. This affinity ran throughout my education, and besides my mother who waspainting at home, I could observe the process of the creation of a work of art. Of course I asked her to give me pens, paints and paper.

O.V.  Who where your teachers?

Z.K  My first teacher, of course, was my mother, Borislavka Krstic, and then a primary school teacher who had a special emotional approach to children, and who handled and set artwork with special care, working with each child as a separate being. For a while, I went to the Art Studio of the painter Dragan Martinovic, in my hometown of Sremska Mitrovica, where some pupils were preparing for admission to the Academy of Arts or some university of architecture. My professors on the Academy of Fine Arts in Novi Sad, were Milan Stasevic and Jovan Rakidzic, from Belgrade.

O.V.  Which Artist From the Past Would You Like to Meet? And Why?

Z.K.   The painter I’ve always admired is Van Gogh. The joy he instilled in his works and his artistic expression, which is may be at contrast with his own life, is evident not only to art connoisseurs but to most other observers and art lovers alike. The warmth of light, the variety and flicker of pure colours, the beauty of selected scenes, the sense of movement and the flow of energy in the images themselves, cannot leave anyone indifferent. If time travel would be possible, I would love to walk through the wheat field, and stop by the painter and his staff, observe how he paints, and ask him what he feels while painting, joy, sadness, excitement… It is interesting to think about how the conversation would flow and would he even want to talk…

O.V.  Which Artist has inspired your style of painting?

Z.K.   It’s hard to say which artist has inspired me. I believe we are collecting influences from all sides and from many artists. For those who touch our souls, we recognize the “closeness”, and probably adopt in some way as a guideline for our personal formation. Atsome artists we like secrecy, at some of them, clarity or composition, at some flicker or dynamics, in someone a good sense of contrast, in some immediacy in expression… All this is summed up in a complex story from which later it is passed as a wool fibre, thread, and so we start winding our yarn, and then later, throughoutthe process of creativity, we consider and knit our story … I like diverse artists from different eras: Direr, Botticelli, Van Gogh, Paul Gauguin, Klimt, Egon Schiele, Alexander Calder, Miro, Dali… and many others.

O.V.  What is the most enigmatic work of art for you?

Z.K. The works of Giorgio De Chirico evoke enigmatic feelings in myself,  because of their metaphysical view of the world in which reality and dream, meaning and nonsense, joy of colours and light are contrasted with the loneliness of a timeless landscape. The absence of human beings, or faceless figures, are big puzzles. The gloomy anticipation and agitation is contrasted with the colorful elements and cheerfully lighted streets, like contrasting displays of hope and optimism.

O.V. You created an alternative reality that seems exit outside of time. Your artworks have philosophical character, call to the reflection. I wanted to know a bit more about some of your influences aesthetically.

Z.K.  Referring to Chiriko´s work, I partially answered this question as well. The timeless moment in painting is something that attracts me, which goes in the direction of understanding the duration, the eternity. Some elements of the present, the flashes, the moments, placed in these timeless spaces, coincide with my sense of the need to transform reality, and to perpetuate somehow this transient peculiarity of reality.

O.V.  You have very special style of creating, painting. Would you like to tell us about it?

Z.K.  I don’t always paint the same way. Sometimes I research materials and combinations of materials, but I like to build the image in layers thin or thick, thicker or thinner pastes or opaque or transparent colours. I often make colours of pigment and, at that point appropriate, binder (acrylic or egg) depending on what I want to achieve.

O.V.  You have lived and worked in Greece during 10 years. How did it happen that Greece appeared in your life? Maybe this is due to the unique culture of ancient Greece?

Z.K.   I came to Greece after I finished my study, to visit a friend and to spend couple of months painting there.  It happened that I found the galleries that I cooperated with, and I stayed in Greece much longer than I intended.  Some stronger sunlight than in Serbia, impacted my more intensive feeling of colours. And of course, an interesting people, very sincere and opened, an ancient Greek culture, probably were the strong reasons that kept me in Greece for 10 years long.

In some of my paintings appears some scene from Greek mythology as parallels, of some story that is woven in my own life. Like Odyssey for example.

O.V.  Which of your projects are connected to Greece?

Z.K.   I had an Exhibition the Olympic reminiscence, 2004, which was connected with an ancient Greek Olympic games. I was inspired by drawings on an ancient Greek vases, which presented the scenes of ancient games. I painted the serial of those scenes in my way.

Everything I painted in Greece is in some way connected with this beautiful country, even most of the times my presentations were not directly connected with Greek culture. Most of the themes that I was interested to research, had inner source, because my nature is more introspective. Thus, some Greek elements, like columns or temples can be found in the backgrounds or architectural surroundings in some paintings.

O.V.  As an accomplished artist, what would you recommend to aspiring artists?

Z.K.  I do not see myself as an accomplished artist. Creative process lasts during the whole life of an artist, and he is never accomplished, searching for the right expression throughout life. Aspiring artists are taking their inspirations from their surroundings, their inner world or from the other artists that they feel closeness to them. It is important for the young artist to stay sincere in front of itself, consistent in their handwriting, sensibility, experiences of it’s surrounding, and sincere during their “transformations” of reality in their creative process.

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Olga Venspi is a journalist based in Athens.