20 March—20 May 2014
State of Concept is proud to present its inaugural exhibition, entitled Diction Deco, a solo show by Greek artist Aliki Panagiotopoulou.
The title of the exhibition plays on ideas of language as a means to conceal, notions of the archaic, of the purposes and the fate of the artistic object and of domestic themes. In Diction Deco traditional techniques are introduced on a need-to-know basis, through a kind of lingering in the elementary state, and are orchestrated into non-committal balances. Landscape, text and geometric forms are merged and combined with objects whose remote significance lies in their fetishistic nature. Linen, clay, wood, wrapping paper support subtly structured connections and sequences, expressed via choreographed repetitions of details. Through playful and inventive associations of colour, form, texture and meaning the works resemble primitive renderings of emoticons, architectural details or public displays of affection.
Aliki Panagiotopoulou (b. 1980) studied painting and fine art media in Athens and London. Her work has been exhibited in Greece and abroad in solo and group exhibitions. Recent exhibitions include Sensual abstraction à la belle étoile, ReMap4 (2013), Innate Memories, State of Concept (2013), At Table and in Bed, Andreas Melas and Helena Papadopoulos Gallery, Athens (2013), Evil (The Kreuzberg Biennial) Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2012), Petrosphere / Glasgow International – ReMap3, Personal-Political / 2nd Thessaloniki Biennial (2009).
With the Support of
Diction Deco – Aliki Panagiotopoulou, 2014. Courtesy the artist and State of Concept, Athens.
Photo credit: Margarita Myrogianni