From 17th of April till 17th of May 2020
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”.
Vassiliki Koskiniotou about her art
Through my artworks I have the intention to speak in terms of pure colors, shapes and gestures for unspeakable states of mind and mainly soul. Taking inspiration in all sorts of excitements but mostly in all kinds of art itself, especially in music and poetry, I suppose I form a bridge of myself between my eyes and yours, searching, trying to trace some meaningfullness in a little meaningful world.
“In Between” seems today to be the most accurate title for this immaterial paintings show, which actually exists in their whole body, but now they are only in the distance we share. As it happens for many of our common social and even personal rituals anymore: in between is a place where passion can grow in between is the only place where a truth can be found.
Exhibition In Between by Vassiliki Koskiniotou
ARTWORKS AVAILABLE for SALE
Vassiliki Koskiniotou BIO
Vassiliki Koskiniotou lives and works in Athens, firstname.lastname@example.org
2006: Diploma in Visual Arts, the Athens School of Fine Arts, Greece
2002 seminar in aesthetics, history and philosophy of art, Un/ty of Athens
and University Lumiere II, Lyon, France
1991 Diploma in Translation, I.F.A. Athens, Proficiency in Engl.Cambridge Un/ty
1990 Degree in French Language and Literature, University of Athens
[Solo shows ]
2020 In between, Malouart gallery, online solo exhibition
2019 ‘10 +2 rope ladders 4the summer’ Argalasti, Pelion, university of Thessaly,
2018 Tender Jazziness cur. El.Andreopoulos, Mingus cavabar, Athens,
2014 Online Exhibition by CHRONOS Magazine
2014 Places of Passage Artzone 42 Gallery, Athens,
2013 Breastfeeding mothers Alexandra’s Uni/ty Hospital, Athens
2012 Spring Studies Nroom-Art Space, Tokyo,
2008 Origins and Ladders Titanium Art Gallery, Athens,
2008 Traces of Ladder and Other Erotic Works… Metaichmio, Athens.
[Selected Group Shows]
2020 9 women artists, cur.V.Siaterli, Cultural Center of Cyprus, Athens,
2019 Dipola-3 generations of Greek art cur.D.Lambrou, Heracleion, Crete
‘6×3+6’ Contemporary Greek artists in Saint George Gallery, Lycabetus, Athens , cur.V. Koskiniotou
Artists in Motherhood, cur.M. Roussioti,Lascaridou Foundation, Ath.
2018 “Axios Estin”Greek Artists’ Exhibition , Estate of Leon Tolstoy “Yasnaya Polyana”, Russia, cur.Malouartgallery
Artists Books, project II, Athens School of Fine Arts, cur.F.Mouzakiti,
Neapolis- Now and Then, Hellecic-American Union, Ath. Cur.L.Karapidaki
2017 Art Athina, Art Athina International Contemporary Art Fair, ArtZone42 Gallery,
My imaginary homeland, the Loft Artspace, Ath, cur.H.Papapostolou
Livres d’ artistes by 36 contemporary Greek artists, Athens A.S.F.A. cur. F.Mouzakiti, D. Stavrou,
‘Female’s School’ Sofia Laskarides Foundation,c.M.Rousioti, Athens
2016 Μεταμόρφωσις- Beyond Shape/ ArtMoore House, London,
Dialogue between the artist and the spectator, MalouArt Gallery, Ath.
2015 Μythologies re–tailed, cur. Eva Kekou, Chania, Crete,
Threads and Shadows, cur. Maria Schina, the Art Loft, Athens
2014 Words and colour, c. H. Papapostolou, Kaplanon gallery, Athens
2013 Big crisis, Small works, c.V. Vayenou, Follow Your Art Gallery
2012 Hope/kibou, Nerima Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo,
2012 More female than ever Follow Your Art Gallery, Kythira isl. Gr.
Valentine’s Room’, Nroom-Artspace, Nerima, Tokyo,
2011 Immagina, 13th Contemporary Art-Fair Fiere di Reggio Emilia, Italy
Homage to Lafcadio Hearn Art & Book exhibition, Nippon Gallery, NY
2011 Not female at all, cur.V.Vayenou, Chorostasion space, Athens
20 graduates of ASFA for Lexus IS of Τoyotα Foundation of Hellenic World, curated by A.S.F.A.[Athens School of Fine Arts]
2010 The Open Mind of Lafcadio Hearn, Matsue Museum Castle, Japan
Erisychthon:, Kanellopoulos Foundation- Academy of Athens, Eleusis, cur. L.Karapidakis
Tribute to Lafcadio Hearn, cur.by M. Rogakos, the A.C.G. Art Gallery, Ath.
2009 Silent Dialogues: Multimedia Portaits Throughout Time, the ACG Art Gallery, Athens, cur. M.Rogakos
Greek Printing: An Overview, Thessalonica. Cur.Hellenic Chamber of Fine Arts & Macedonian Museum of Modern Art.
2008 «9 Women artists in Dialogue with the Environment», Ios Island.
SELECTION OF PUBLICATIONS
«’Αξιος Εστίv» exhibition catalogue, Museum –Estate of Leon Tolstoy “Yasnaya Polyana”, June 2018, Russia.
My imaginary homeland, exhibition catalogue, 2017, cur. Hera Papapostolou
Μεταμορώσεις: «Beyond Shapes» exhibition catalogue, ArtMoorHouse,
London, GB, June 2016
Maria Yiayiannou «Making Bridges– on the ‘smiling maternities’ of Vassiliki Koskiniotou, on the exhibition catalogue, May 2014 ,Athens
Vassiliki Athena Vayenou «On Koskiniotou’s ‘Spring Studies’», Athens April, 2012
‘Art-beat’ the Tokyo arts magazine, «Spring studies» at NROOM Gallery, Tokyo, 2012
The Open Mind of Lafcadio Hearn, exhibition catalogue, Matsue, Japan, 2010
Erisychhton, a reading of the myth, exhibit.catalogue, by L.Karapidaki, Athens, 2010
Tribute to Lafcadio Hearn, exhib.catalogue, by M. Rogakos, the A.C.G. Art Gallery, 2010
Silent Dialogues: Multimedia Portaits Throughout Time, exhib.catalogue cur. M.Rogakos, the ACG Art Gallery, 2009 Athens,
Alexandra Koroxenides: « Paintings with poetic rhythm», published in ‘arts’ rubric, ‘Athens Plus’ Newspaper, 3.10.2008
Efi Athanasiou: «Vassiliki Koskiniotou: A painting of Color-Energy», Athens, published September 2008, www.athanasiou.com, ‘art critiques’ archives
Megacles Rogakos: «VassilikiKoskiniotou: Ut poesis picture», catalogue of Koskiniotou at Titanium Gallery, Athens, September 2008
Angheliki Bassoukou, «Two-dimensional narration and its deeper perspective», 2008, exhibition catalogue of Koskiniotou’s Τitanium Gallery, Aug. 2008, Athens
Dimitris Loukidelis, «Note on the work of Vassiliki Koskiniotou», exhibition catalogue at Metaichmion, Αpril 2008, Athen
INTERVIEWS & BROADCAST PRESENTATIONS
Interview by Elena Andreopoulos by the occasion of ‘tender jazziness’ exhibition, Athens 2018
Interview by Hera Papapostolou published Art 22 arts magazine ,:‘On the work of Vassiliki Koskiniotou’ April 2014
Interview by the art historian Vassiliki- Athena Vayenou on the new unity of works under the title ‘spring studies’ presented in Tokyo on 2012.
Interview by the local radio station of Aigina, (aiginaportal.gr) on the group show ‘Image and Language’, Aigina, 2011, curated by El. Zymaraki
Interview by radio producer VikyTsianika, for the ‘3rd program’ of the Greek national Broadcast radio(‘arts in the 3rdprogramme), Athens, 2009