Ιχνογραφία [ichnografía] from the Greek word ίχνος [íchnos] noun = trace/track/footprint/clue and the Greek word γράφω [gráfo] verb, from the word γραφή [grafí] noun = writing/script/written language/means of communication.
To be traceless.
What is a trace? A piece of the past, a memory, a shadow from something that once existed. Of something that will eventually disappear – as everything does. Trace is history, and knowledge, perhaps.
It is impossible to translate the Greek word Ιχνογραφία [ichnografía] as such in English. It needs to be explaned with several different words.
This exhibition is an interpretation of three artists’ work through the notion of “ichnografia”. It is almost like a hymn to simplicity, to the gentle touch, the meditative and slow process. And to time and memory, of course.
Rooms made up of literally nothing, wandering light, millions of dots and grains of sand. We are very proud to present the work of Nikos Papadopoulos, Simon Schubert and Leonidas Giannakopoulos.
With 5 solo exhibitions and participation in group shows in Greece as well as abroad, Nikos Papadaopoulos’ drawings have quickly reached recognition. He lives and works in Athens.
Simon Schubert lives and works in Cologne, Germany. He has had over 15 solo exhibitions in for example Germany, Belgium and Austria, and have also participated in numerous exhibitions all around the world.
Leonidas Giannakopoulos was born in Chania, Crete, but lives and works in Athens. In 2012 he had his first solo show, but has for years participated in group exhibitions all over Greece, as well as in Stockholm and Paris.
Curated by Sofia Mavroudis
Download the catalogue hereInstallation view Installation view, Nikos Papadopoulos