WHAT: Get swept away by the intricate dream-like beauty of Kalliopi Asargiotaki’s new solo show Desert Rose.
The exhibition consists of her new works, created in the past two years. On white canvases of large dimensions, watercolour is Aargiotaki’s sole material: worked with very fine brushes, exclusively in the tones of a ruby rose, it gives her images the linearity of drawings and the precision of prints. As if seen through a veil, monumental female figures hold the leading role in these works. Dressed with intricate fabrics and heavy jewellery, Asargiotaki’s women embody a precious rendering of the painted surface, which here becomes a work-handiwork. Images void of time, dreamlike, they emit through the very way that they are depicted, the sensuality of melancholy, which disagrees with the connotations usually attributed to pink colour.
WHEN: February 23-March 18. (Opening hours: Mon-Wed-Sat 10:00-15:30, Tue-Thu-Fri: 10:00-15:30 & 17:30-21:00).