Make a date to see the colour-popping ceramic creations of Maritsa Travlou in her first retrospective exhibition featuring around 500 of the artist’s marine-themed sculptures from the past three decades.
Travlou’s joyful pieces, which go on display at the Benaki this week (October 5-November 19), are mainly made of porcelain and stoneware, and are tightly linked to the visual reality and the infinite sea world. Her three-dimensional ceramic “Fishes” and her compelling “Sea Urchines”, transport viewers to the enchantment of the seabed’s silence. Meanwhile, the sensation of eternal life arises from her delicate fish installations. Travlou’s overall work manifests an enhanced sense of texture and color, intensity and passion, declaring the splendor of life.
Maritsa Travlou (1990-2017), Pireos 138, tel: 210.345.3111, www.benaki.gr
Insider Weekly, October 4, 2017.