” From the Point of View of Yes” // Alexandros Georgiou
” From the Point of View of Yes”
The gallery becomes the artist’s studio from 18th October
Opening Thursday 9 November from 7 to 10 pm
until 16 December, 2023
Rebecca Camhi Gallery is pleased to announce a new exhibition with Alexandros Georgiou. The works presented are a continuation of the artist’s personal quest around existential questions, but here solitary creation becomes interactive through live contact with the visitors of the exhibition. Through this process they become collaborators. Strange creatures inhabit Georgiou’s world, sometimes anthropomorphic sometimes not, they roam around and interact, but mostly they are waiting, posing, looking at us, observing.
Georgiou is mostly recognised for his travel projects in Iran and India. The works he made while travelling were received through the post, by known and unknown recipients – mainly handmade cards and painted black and white photocopies of photographs he took. Since the birth of his son in 2017, his travelling projects have given way to painting – a continuation of his friction with the medium in his early years.
The title of the exhibition, “From the Point of View of Yes“, talks about the state of affirmation, about the moment we “open up” to accept the unknown and the risks it carries.
Georgiou’s journey to distant parts of the world is now transformed by painting into a journey through the gallery, which opens up and becomes a whole. There, he will meet hidden and unknown characters who through an unpredictable course, he invites us to discover.
The exhibition at Rebecca Camhi gallery is held in parallel with his solo exhibition “Three continents, three friends. Drawings 1993-2023” at the Art Gallery of the Municipality of Athens (Leonidou & Myllerou, Metaxourgeio). Curated by Christoforos Marinos, the exhibition presents more than 500 works on paper, many of which are presented for the first time.
The exhibition at Rebecca Camhi gallery opens to the public from Wednesday 18th of October, where people can visit during the gallery’s opening hours and spend time with the artist working. The opening will take place on Thursday 9th of November at 7 – 10 pm.
Alexandros Georgiou was born in Athens in 1972. He graduated from the Athens School of Fine Arts in 1996 and continued his studies at the School of Visual Arts in New York. His first participation was in the Spring Collection 96 exhibition at the House of Cyprus, organized by DESTE, alongside Everything that’s interesting is new. Since then he has participated in many exhibitions in Greece and abroad.
Selected solo shows include: “Prince with a blue crown meets the family in his body” at Rebecca Camhi gallery, where he presented for the first time paintings from 2017-2021, ”Empress and Spirits” (2022) at Zina Athanassiadou gallery, “post-Gods” at the Benaki Museum of Islamic Art in 2017, with the two pilgrimage-based journeys/works based on Hinduism, Char Dham (2014) and Maha Shakti Pitha (2016-17) and “Without My Own Vehicle I-V” at EMST in 2012, with the first five projects/journeys.
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