FokiaNou Art Space Presents “Fluidity”


FokiaNou Art Space Presents “Fluidity”
FokiaNou Art Space is pleased to present “Fluidity”, an exhibition in which two artists seamlessly traverse realms of reality and imagination, one through a combination of analog and digital photography and video, and the other through intricate pencil drawings on wood sculptures.

Bourbou’s ongoing photography project, entitled “ILLUSION, or the eighth place”, inspired by Fernando Pessoa’s The Book of Disquiet, imagines realistic landscapes by the sea through the prism of utopia. Some works are hand-printed; others are digitally processed in high contrast and some use double figures, collage, ink and acrylics. Pappas’ sketches portray the ephemerality and immutability of existence through limbs and visages melting like butter, fluid contours and distortions. His two and three-dimensional works serve as a metaphor for rejuvenation and metamorphosis.

Hours: Thursday - Saturday 17.00 – 20.00

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Maria Bourbou was born and grew up in Athens. She studied Photography at the Center of Study and Practice of Photography in Athens and Video Art at National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. Residing abroad for many years (Luxembourg, Madrid, Lisbon and Vienna), her work has been shown internationally and is held in many private and public collections.

Dionisios Pappas grew up in Chalkida but is currently based in Athens, having completed postgraduate studies in History and Archeology at the Athens University of Applied Sciences, and later at the Athens School of Fine Arts. He has exhibited widely both in Greece and abroad, in addition to creating works in public spaces.

Maria Bourbou Illusion 2FokiaNou Art Space is an artist-run project space in the intimacy of a small apartment in an old building in the center of Athens. The space encourages collaborative creative efforts between Greek and foreign artists, thereby promoting and supporting the local art community. The space hosts exhibitions, workshops and projects under the direction of two artists, Mary Cox and Panagiotis Voulgaris.