Lot 86 - Irene Pouliassi - Blind Leap (Study)
Watercolor on Paper
A6 (15x10cm) Original Artwork
Signed on Verso
My work traverses within the subjects of identity pain and societal tribalistic manifestations. Inspired by DIY cultures and folklore traditions still occurring in Balkan area, I use archetypal symbolism to create fetishes that pose the female body as a totem of defiance and an emancipated symbol of power.
Being raised between Athens and North Corfu where I originate from, reflections from the austere turbulence and the revolutionary zeitgeist form the red thread in my practice, creating a riotous essence combined with folk aesthetics. I am interested in collecting materials from the streets of urban centres and pose my work as marginal sublime characters of intimate ideologies speaking of resistance, engulfing the crossings and divergences of an internal unspoken warfare.
Presenting my works in the form of multimedia installations and sculpture collages I work predominantly with found garments and domestic objects as well as biomaterials such as human teeth, animal bones, hair and medical waste. Having a diverse and transdisciplinary approach, I built characters that serve as an allegorical social taxidermy in order to revive the discarded and remould neo-punk au courant fetishes.
2017-2018 MA in Fine Arts, Chelsea College of Arts, University of the Arts London, UK
2011-2016 Master Integrated in Painting, Academy of fine Arts, University of Western Macedonia, Greece
2022 Social Taxidermy:Sublime Objects, Solo Show at D Ccontemporary Gallery, London, UK
2021 One Box, Double solo show at Spinoff Gallery, Curated by Pablo Bermudez, Milan, Italy
2020 Horizon Line Sessions, Online mini documentary series by the Blender Gallery, Athens Greece
2019 Ritalin Shots, Solo Show at Peritechnon Karteris Gallery, Curated by Will Coups, Athens Greece
2019 The Great Islanders, group exhibition at Jing Lu gallery in Taipei, Taiwan Taipei, Taiwan
2018 Prosalendi's Britania Group Show, National Gallery of Greece/Corfu Heritage Foundation , Corfu, Greece.
2018 Art works of the Future, Tate Exchange Residency, Tate Modern, London, UK
2018 Young Gods Group Show, Charie Smith London, London UK
2017 Gwuaghwamun InIternaitonal Art Fair, Sejong Museum of art, Seoul, South Korea
2017, Abstract Mind, Group Exhibition in Cica Museum, Incheon South Korea
Gallery Peritechnon Karteris, Athens, Greece
Statement about AOAP Submitted Artwork
The works submitted on AOAP are a study on my project Social Texidemy. Self allegories - marginal sublime characters of intimate ideologies - societal fetishes-retired bodies, speaking of resistance and totems of empowering bodies.
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