Vanessa Anastasopoulou

Artist Statement

The cycle of life, from conception to birth, blossoming to fallowing, leading to death – and once again - is the primary subject that keeps coming back in my practice through different forms.

Each time new and old fragments (re)appear forming a picture of the world, how we perceive it, connect with it, connect with others.

Art is an antidote to brutality, cartographing the antithesis of our nature, transforming thoughts and feelings into objects.

Acts as vehicle, turning realities outside everyday experience, into images of beings and worlds beyond nature, striving to embrace them through alternative paths.

-- Vanessa Anastasopoulou

Bio

Vanessa Anastasopoulou

Athens, 1972

Education

1995-1997 Royal College of Art (MA. Painting)

1992-1995 Wimbledon School of Art (BA. Hons)

Solo Shows

2018 Mapping on Clay, Martinos Art gallery, Athens

2016 Ceramic –Drawings, ANTI Gallery, Antiparos

2014 Zoumboulakis Galleries, Athens

2012 “Rites of passage”, Nroom art space, Tokyo

2009 K-art Gallery, Athens

2002 Gallery 7, Athens

1999 “Gardens”, Gallery 7, Athens

Group shows

2019 L’appartement du collectionneur , Rebecca Camhi Gallery

2019 Toys’ Zoumboulakis Galleries, Athens

2018 European Ceramics Context, Bornholm, Denmark

2018 Athens in a tank, space52, Athens

2017 Suicide Blonde, Francohellenic association, Athens

2016 Mind the gap, Alma Gallery, Athens

2016 Regarding Authority, lo and behold, Athens Biennale

2015 “Jules Verne”, Loft, Athens

2013 “The cabinet, From darkness to light”, Remap4

2013 “ZOO”, Martinos Gallery

2012 “Re-culture”, Patra

2012 “Utopia”, about space, Athens

2012 “Imaginary Worlds” , nroom artspace, Tokyo

2012 Busan Alternative Market of Art

2012 artKyoto, Kyoto

2012 “Narcissismos”, K-Art gallery

2012 “Forget me not”, Elika Gallery, Athens

2011 “Kibou-Hope”, Nerima Art Museum, Japan

2011 The border, Flanders Expo, Nroom artspace, Ghent

2011 Art Vilnius, Lithuania, Nroom artspace

2010 “fovos”, Salon de Vortex, Loandbehold , Athens

2004 “UPCUT”, Valaoritou 9a

2000 “Argopories”, Stratones Kapodistria,Argos

1998 “Show me Something Beautifull”, The Brickhouse, London

1997 Expressions, Ogilvy & Estill Gallery, Whales

1997 “Intersection”, The Hellenic Centre, London

Public collections: Deutsche Bank, British Airways, Aylesford Newsprint

Workshops: 2019 La Meridiana Ceramic School-Italy, Clay College Stoke-UK

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