vendredi 7 octobre 2016

Images from exhibitions 2013 - 2016






2016   " The day when his shadow was perhaps at its darkest"  Ileana Tounta contemporary art center. Athens 
www.art-tounta.gr/



2016   " The day when his shadow was perhaps at its darkest"  Ileana Tounta contemporary art center.  Athens




2016   " The day when his shadow was perhaps at its darkest"  Ileana Tounta contemporary art center. Athens


2017   Richard Armstrong director of Guggenheim museum N.Y and Nancy Spector visiting
"Integral 1" show at lleana Tounta contemporary art center. Athens

2016   " The day when his shadow was perhaps at its darkest"  Ileana Tounta contemporary art center. Athens

2013  " Le corps les songes"  Dix291 gallery with Diana Quinby (photo Bernard Crespin) www.dix291.fr"


2013 ( Le corps les songes"  Dix291 gallery with Diana Quinby (photo Bernard Crespin"



2014  "Figures et paysages" Domaine de Kerguehennec, Bretagne  www.kerguehennec.fr


 
  2013  Invited by Family business . Scarecrow" The falling king " www.chaletsociety.org

mercredi 15 juin 2016

"Full screen" drawings 2013 - 2017





2017       220 x 270 cm      Charcoal on canvas

2016      View of the studio


2014       220 x 270 cm    Charcoal on canvas


 2015

2014     220 x 270 cm     Charcoal on canvas

2014     220 x 270 cm     Charcoal on canvas

2016     220 x 270 cm     Charcoal on canvas



2013     217 x 220 cm    Charcoal on canvas




2013     217 x 220 cm    Charcoal on canvas



Everyday life is strange, when grown in a strange land.
Thomas Mann, The magic mountain


For the last 10 years I have been concentrating mainly on large scale charcoal drawings on canvas, in which ambiguous figures coexist within fragmentary unknown landscapes.  In my drawings, a combination of multiple elements, both familiar - alien merged, so that they will express an unstable situation existing between multiple realities.
In my work, I want to provoke a sense of oscillation and uncertainty about where we really stand, through a dialogue of different levels of representation. The construction method of these drawings is vital for me, and involves the linking of forms through a controlled yet unpredictable and intuitive process. Successive layers of charcoal are arranged and rearranged in the same manner that meaning can be derived through the association of diverse ideas . This escalating process allows the creation of a channel between the conscious and the subconscious.



"Katerina Christidi works with black. She uses the tools of a painter to make drawings on large canvases stretched directly on the wall. They are not abstract. They are a figuration of the body and the body of the drawing. She uses charcoal to make the black, attested to by the traces of black dust in her atelier. Her method is to connect ends to ends. She draws, takes notes on bits of paper, finds other images, other notes. Joins them together. And then gets to work on a large drawing. Here we have some of her recipes for drawing. And the texts are a way to get closer to those drawings, to experience them. They create a visual effect, of course. And also a narrative experience in the recognition of oddly familiar images. Then there is still another element. One the artist produces through the physical, narrative, mythical dimensions of the drawings. The sense of touch. Her drawings touch this body of black. They embody the touch. This body, so fragile that if you insist too much, you will break the tip of your nose. Nevertheless, reach out your hand - be touched."

Textes by Katerina Christidi and Emil Sennewald 




3 photo by Anne Solange Gaulier    2,,4,5,6  Photos by Raphael Chipault

mercredi 25 mai 2016

"Full screen" drawings 2008-2012





2009     View of the studio

2008        183 x 207 cm       Charcoal on canvas

2012- 2016    210 x 250 cm    Charcoal on canvas


2011  "Belle vue" Ileana Tounta contemporary art center


2008   " Charcoal overload"   Ileana Tounta contemporary art center



2012         220 x 270 cm     Charcoal on canvas


2007-2012     220 x 280 cm      Charcoal on canvas

samedi 21 mai 2016

Collages 2016





                                                             2016   50 x 65cm    Graphite and collage on paper

   
                                                2016   50 x 65cm    Graphite and collage on paper


 2016   50 x 65cm    Graphite and collage on pape
r 

vendredi 11 mars 2016

Paintings 2013 - 2017


2018    130 x 160 cm    Oil and charcoal on canvas



2013   65 x 80 cm  Oil on canvas


2017   130 x 160 cm   Oil on canvas


2013   170 x 180 cm  Oil on canvas

2017   65 x 80 cm  Oil and charcoal on canvas


 2017   130 x 160 cm  Oil on canvas




2017   65 x 80 cm  Oil on canvas



    2017   65 x 80 cm  Oil on canvas
 

    2017   65 x 80 cm  Oil on canvas
 
                                                             

 2017   65 x 80 cm  Oil on canvas
 


mardi 9 février 2016

Mixted media constructions 2016 - 2017





2016      48 x 25 x 24 cm   Ink, acrylic, paper



2016   35 x 30cm    Ink, acrylic, cardboard, wood


2017   36 x 37 x 43 cm  Acrylic, cardboard



2016       50 x 9 x 21cm     Ink, paper, wood     

2017    45 x 30 x 23cm    Acrylic, ink, cardboard, wood



2017    45 x 48 x 50cm    Ink, acrylic, paper,cardboard


jeudi 18 septembre 2014

Residency in Chateau de Kerpaul "777-6" 2012





" Huis clos " . The nine residents as floating figures. Chateau de Kerpaul.  September 2012.


" Huis clos " . Charcoal drawings on the wall