The (un)natural world
a group exhibition

7.5.2021 - 10.7..2021

Eva Papadopoulou

Eva Papadopoulou

Ηλιοτρόπια 81x61 cm

Eva Papadopoulou

Eva Papadopoulou

Στο βοριά, 90x150 cm

Eva Papadopoulou

Eva Papadopoulou

Κόκκινος δρόμος, 80x100 cm

Eva Papadopoulou

Eva Papadopoulou

Νυχτερινό, 50x74 cm

Philolaos

Philolaos

Gogotte Oristophobe II, 1951, 34x28x12 cm

Heleen Levano

Heleen Levano

Bouquet, 33x13x20cm, 2002

Lotti van der Gaag

Lotti van der Gaag

The Ant, 48x31x30 cm, 1952

Lotti van der Gaag

Lotti van der Gaag

Vision, 55x47x28 cm, 1953

Lotti van der Gaag

Lotti van der Gaag

Zonstraketsel, 105x57x50 cm, 1957

Philolaos

Philolaos

Hypsipode, 1963, 32x26x17 cm

Philolaos

Philolaos

Gogotte No.2 de Grèce, 1990, 22x26x10 cm

Eric Claus

Eric Claus

Owl Tree, 2006

Yannis Gaitis

Yannis Gaitis

Tanagra’ ou ‘Tête de Cheval’, 1947-1954, 75x55x35 cm

Karl-Jean Longuet

Karl-Jean Longuet

Arbre, 1968, 52x14x11 cm

Claude Torricini

Claude Torricini

Athena, 20x12,5x20 cm, 2001

featured artists: 

Eric Claus, Lotti van der Gaag, Yannis Gaïtis,  Heleen Levano, Karl-Jean Longuet, Philolaos, Eva Papadopoulou

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"Art does not imitate nature, but founds itself on the study of nature, takes from nature the selections which best accord with its own intention, and then bestows on them that which nature does not possess, viz: The mind and soul of man."

Edward Bulwer-Lytton

The artwork featured in the (un)natural world has nature as its subject. Eva Papadopoulou's relief art, for instance, is, much like the lonely trees that she depicts, awash with motion. Her nature scenes not only capture the harsh light of day, but also the subdued tones of the golden and blue hour. Levano's 'Bouquet' too captures the inherent beauty and exuberance of a bunch of wild flowers. Philolaos' 'Gogottes', on the other hand, are mythical creatures, a pigment of his imagination. Van der Gaag's 'Ant' too is an imaginary creature, albeit with human and animal characteristics. Her 'Vision' and 'Zonstaketsel' on the other hand show vegetative, more abstract shapes.  Even more abstract is Longuet's 'Arbre', whose geometrical shapes are reminiscent of a tower. Both Claus and Torricini depict owls, an ancient symbol of Greece and of wisdom. Gaïtis too refers to Ancient Greece with his sculpture 'Tanagra' or 'Tête de Cheval'. Tanagra is in Boeotia, Greece, where many terracota figurines from the 4th centure B.C. were found.