VASSILIKI KOSKINIOTOU

VASSILIKI KOSKINIOTOU

‘’We have to do with exceptional painting, with emotive sensitivity and personal vision, on the borderline between abstract and representational art, which at times draws its inspiration from poetry and language. Mixed media with oils, oil sticks and oil pastels on paper and canvas, chromatically balanced to an almost musical harmony, materialize a self-sufficient visual world. In this universe we can discern forms with vivid symbolic content which constitute a painting idiom which, albeit only scarcely anthropomorphic, is in its essence deeply anthropocentric.

The images of ladders, avid in Koskiniotou’s work act as leitmotif: at times vertical in its track upwards, at other times the end of spiral or a helix, occasionally it roughly outlines a female form, or hints at the double helix of life and creation; and with the ladder, the arrow, a sign and trace of movement, transition, even transformation, but primarily of humanization and erotic origin; the rain, a pattern of immersion, nourishment, fertility and intercourse; diverse celestial bodies, signs of the attraction of the bond; the moon, a self-referential sign of the immersion in the self and in the world; the arc-house and the vessel, allegories of existence and transition respectively ; organic forms such as  the seed, the stem, images of flourishing and fruit-bearing, metaphors of the creation of life and of artistic creation; emerging or suggestively concealed forms , in potential creator-mothers, maternal figures assuming the shape of a house or a crop, couples floating over the background  of organic landscapes of the microcosmos and cosmological landscapes of the macrocosmos in a manner evoking Chagall, Klee and Miro.”

Dimitris Loukidelis

From the catalogue of the exhibition V.Koskiniotou, Metechnio, April-May 2008/Athens, Greexe

STUDIES

2006   Degree in Visual Arts, the Athens School of Fine Arts, Greece

2002   Postgraduate Seminar in Philosophy of Art, University of Athens

1991   Postgraduate Seminar in History of Art and Bilingual Translation,

Universite Lumiere II, Lyon, France

1990   Diploma in Translation, I.F.A. Athens

1989   Degree in French Language and Literature, University of Athens

 SOLO SHOWS

2014  Places of Passage, Artzone 42 Gallery

2013              Breastfeeding mothers, Alexandra’s Nursery University Hospital, Athens

2012   Spring Studies, Nroom-Art Space, curat. N. Maehara, Tokyo, Japan

2008   Origins and Ladders, Titanium Art Gallery,  Athens

2008               Traces of Ladder and Other Erotic WorksMetaixmion- Gallery, Athens

SELECTED GROUP SHOWS

2016   ‘’Μεταμόρφωσις:Beyond Shapes’’, ArtMoorHouse,London,UK         

2016              “Dialogue between the artist and the spectator”,, Malou Art Gallery, Athens

2015   Μythologies re-tailed, international group show Chania, Crete

2015   Threads and Shadows, the Art Loft, Athens                                           

2014   Words and colour, Kaplanon gallery, Athens

2014   Sea ecstatic   D.C.Artworks Gallery, Athens

2014   We33, ART ATHINA, Projects-Platform

2013      Big crisis, Small works, Follow Your Art Gallery

2012   Hope/kibou group show, Nerima Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, Japan

2012   ‘More female than ever’, Follow Your Art Gallery, Kythira island, Greece              

2011   Immagina, 13th Art-Fair of Contemporary art, Fiere di Reggio Emilia, Italy

2011   Homage to Lafcadio Hearn, Art & Book exhibition, Nippon Gallery, NY

2011   Not female at all, Chorostasion, Athens

2010   The Open Mind of Lafcadio Hearn, Matsue Museum Castle, Matsue of Japan.

2010   Erisychthon, Kanellopoulos Foundation- Academy of Athens, Eleusis

2009    Silent Dialogues: Multimedia Portaits throughout Time, the ACG Art Gallery, Athens

2009   Greek Printing: An Overview, Thessalonica. Hellenic Chamber of Fine Arts and the Macedonian Museum of Modern Art.

2008   9 Women artists in Dialogue with the Environment, Ios Island.

2008   Athens School of Fine Arts 2006-07 graduates show, Athens

 BIBLIOGRAPHY:

Maria Yiayiannou ‘Making Bridges’- on the ‘smiling maternities’ of Vassiliki Koskiniotou, May 2014

Ira Papapostolou  ‘On the work of Vassiliki Koskiniotou April 2014

Chronos magazine, online presentation, Nefeli editions, September 2014

Vassiliki Athena Vayenou, On Koskiniotou’s ‘Spring Studies’ , Athens. April 2012

‘Art-beat’ the Tokyo artsmagazine, on spring studies in Nroom gallery, Tokyo, 2012

Alexandra Koroxenides: ‘ Paintings with poetic rhythm’   2008

Thoughts of a shy-blogspot.com: ‘Vassiliki koskiniotou’s paintings exhibition in Titanium’  28.09.2008

Efi Athanasiou: Vassiliki Koskiniotou: A painting of Colour-Energie’   September 2008

Megacles Rogakos: Vassiliki Koskiniotou: Ut poesis picture  September 2008

Angheliki Bassoukou, “Two-dimensional narration and its deeper perspective” August 2008

Dimitris Loukidelis, Note on the work of Vassiliki Koskiniotou, 2008

 

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