Photos: Mirka Koutsouri
05/09 – 27/09/2019
Gradient paintings aligned, same technique and dimensions. A sculptor’s dream or prayer to be a painter could only be multicolored and relentless.
As the treatment of the exhibition space recalls either a commercial show-room or a waiting-room, a limitation in a defined space was also applied during the making of the works. Lazouras chose to stay within the confines of his studio, to use direct methods, minimum travel, trust the process, treat each piece as a learning step; enter with curiosity and exit with the fluency of a new hybrid language.
The paintings are not made using traditional paint but rather developed from techniques which Lazouras previously experimented with for his textile pieces. As he drew from styling and appropriated its methodology in his sculpture, he now questions the completeness or unlimitedness of a collection through multiples.
The name of a pet, an initial nod to domestic warmth is quickly discouraged as the title continues, “a painting show”, the artist won’t let us unwind on the couch. We are here to look at the painting, and to envision it in our own living space.
“Dog, Dog, tell me what you’re dreaming of
As you close your eyes, you see dreams of a cat
When you were a doggie you had big dreams,
To be a little wolf, and look after a cow”
-“Skile, Skile” (Dog, Dog), from Kim Shisha’s second album “Selftitled”