Blue Bedrooms that make a case for the serene shades

From: 8th November 2019 12:00 am

To: 6th December 2019 12:00 am

New Court Gallery

Repton School, Willington Rd, Repton, Derby DE65 6FH, UK

Solo exhibition by Greek artist Antonakis (born Antonios Christodoulou) exploring the notion of myth through painting, photography, and ceramics.





Antonakis (born Antonios Christodoulou) is a Greek artist working with painting, photography, and ceramics to explore the notion of myth; how ones builds a myth, how it survives in time and how its meaning may change. He extracts interior and psychological spaces from popular TV series and movies and uses these to create new spaces through reduction, distortion, abstraction and a distinct visual language that references the legacy of Modernism.

He is interested in observing what one absorbs without realising, what sort of images enter living rooms via the screen and how these may become stored in the memory of the viewer and the collective consciousness. He does not seek to create exact depictions but models of remembrances that question how the passing of time shapes shared meaning and value; how something that was once considered ‘low art’ may later gain recognition-redefining its status. Through his work, Antonakis fast-forwards the myth-making process enabling us a glimpse into how future generations might perceive current TV series and movies. By exploring what a myth is, he participates in the myth-building process himself. The title ‘blue bedrooms that make a case for the serene shade’ is taken from an online Elle Decor article Antonakis found a year ago while searching for ideas for his own bedroom in Athens.

Antonakis was born in Athens in 1978. He studied painting and photography at the Athens School of Fine Art and Fine Art Media at the Slade School of Fine Art at UCL. He has presented his work in solo and group exhibitions worldwide. He lives and works in Athens.

Open by appointment only.



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