A castle in the air is another universe, a microcosm with its own rules of reality. A parallel world to the real world, another way of being. Hope, phantasy and imagination merged with fears, doubts, memories and wishful thinking – this absentminded state of consciousness of DAYDREAMING.
With a different spatial definition than the one we are used to, the work of the four artists participating in this exhibition suggest a concept where nothing is as we know it. With aspects taken from reality, they deal with issues of lost time, fear, longing, love, loneliness and beauty – all very “real” and understandable matters, in their impalpable way of existing.
Without imagination and hope we loose our ability and our courage of striving towards change, hoping for something different in the future. And that is surely what daydreams are all about.
With the artists Hsiao-Ron Cheng, Giannis Galanakis, Theophilos Katsipanos and Vassilis Selimas:
Born in Taiwan in 1986 and still living and working there, Hsiao-Ron Cheng is an artist and illustrator who works in different mediums but has achieved international attention as a digital artist.
Giannis Galanakis, from Heraklion, Crete, is a self-taught photographer that has presented his work in one solo show as well as in a group exhibition at the Municipal Art Gallery in Chania.
Theophilos Katsipanos studied painting at the School of fine Arts in Athens and has exhibited all over Greece as well as in Cyprus. He has had 7 solo exhibitions and his work can be found in collections both in Greece and abroad.
Vassilis Selimas studied painting at the School of fine Arts of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. Selimas has exhibited in numerous group exhibitions as well as, most recently, at Thanassis Frissiras Gallery in Athens in his own solo show.
Curated by Sofia Mavroudis
Download the catalogue hereHsiao-Ron Cheng, The Lying Cat, Giclee and pencil on cotton paper, 30×50 cm, 2014. Signed editions of 5. Theophilos Katsipanos, Below the earth, coloured pencil on paper, 78×104 cm, 2011 Vassilis Selimas, Alone, acrylics on canvas, 100×80 cm, 2011 Giannis Galanakis, Where is the theater?, edited photography – collage, 105×70 cm, 2013 The catalogue