Curated by Asya YaghmurianOne Minute Space, November 25th – December 16th, 2023
A solo exhibition by Konstantinos Giotis, curated by Florent Frizet at One Minute Space
Through the prism of magical realism, Giotis’ paintings bring an extra filter to our common perception of the surrounding environment. Large scale formats reinforce this sensation by absorbing “l’œil” of the viewer, increasing the idea that reality is not unique but plural and shared.
Konstantinos Giotis (b.1988) lives and works in Athens. He studied at the Slade School of
Fine Art, UCL (MFA Painting 2015), at the Department of Fine Arts and Art Sciences,
University of Ioannina (BA, 2013) and at the Faculty of Fine Arts of the Complutense
University of Madrid (Erasmus 2011). In his practice, desires, fantasies or autobiographical
deviations function as points of departure from which to explore ideological constructions,
representation, ambiguity, and painting tropes as building blocks for the construction of a
contemporary imaginary. Recent exhibitions include: “Encore: New Greek Painting”, The
Municipal Gallery of Athens (Athens, 2023), “Igni” a proposal by Florent Frizet, GB Agency
(Paris, 2023), “180×120”, Haus N (Athens, 2023), “This Current Between us”, PPC Historic
Steam Electric Station of Neo Faliro, (Athens, 2023), “Cycladic Café Art Project”, Museum
of Cycladic Art, (Athens, 2022), “Outsourcing the Maybe”, Ainalaiyn Space, (London, 2022)
“There is nothing inevitable about time”, Tavros (Athens, 2022), “Head2Head”, KEIV
(Athens, 2021) “Beyond Nostalgia Hijack”, CAN Christina Androulidaki Gallery (Athens,
2021), “Urban Antibodies”, Weekend (Athens, 2020) “Cra(u)sh. Or how you made me kiss
the pavement”, Grace (Athens, 2020).
From September 14th to 17th OMS presented Louis-Philippe Scoufaras and Nicolas Milhé at Art Athina, two artists working on transcending conventions of semiotically charged figuration in the political and mythological field. The work of Louis-Phillipe Scoufaras articulates a relationship between formal representation and its possible transformation in monumental terms; Nicolas Milhé challenges symbolic vocabulary and diverts the signs of power in his works, involving various media.