The merciless moonlight in the paintings of Gefso Papadaki28-09-2015 17:11
Gefso Papadakis "How time passed"
Opening: Tuesday, 3, March 2015, 20.00 o'clock
Exhibition Duration: 3 - 28, March 2015
Charitos 35, Kolonaki, 106 75, Athens. 211 - 7100566
My beloved one, you are shivering
Yiannis Ritsos, Vernal Symphony
Having chosen travelling as a necessary condition of her existence and expression of her most recent work, and by boldly using canvases, colour pastels, brave erasings transfigured into abstract organic forms and superimposed materials, the painter comprises, as if they were fresh memories, small palimpsest tactile universes of fragmented geographical marks, scattered moments and fainted private notes.
The theme of all her new work derives from the experience of travelling that emerges as a reflective adventure of the intellect, using seven of her favourite poets as a vehicle for expression. Here, to the people familiar with her work, the tactile experience of a transition to a different place is now being turned into an escaping but meaningful moment that converses with scattered and at the same time allusive complementary verses, triggering images and emotions before this moment dissolves inside eternity.
Then the underlined setting of poetry becomes an inhabited street and a number. Then the residents of the verses turn not only into familiar participants in a discussion but also into old, nearly present acquaintances.
Inside small and for their most part spaces-boxes that the painter defines structurally and shapes as brief but concise stage monologues reside the small countries of Karyotakis, Cavafis, Seferis, Ritsos, Elytis, Leivaditis and Gkanas, plowed by successive punctuation marks, silent pauses and open parentheses.