Monday 9 August 2021

The Attic Gallery presents in Corfu “Ink on Paper” art show

The Attic Gallery in Corfu is delighted to be hosting the exhibition “Ink on Paper” curated by Paris Kapralos. This is the second in a series of exhibitions aiming to highlight contemporary Greek etching and painting with ink. The exhibition is taking place in Corfu, 9-27th August 2021, and will also be available as a virtual online exhibition from the second day after its opening, in collaboration with ARTgrID, and with an international outlook.

The curator has selected 20 artists for an exhibition featuring a very broad variety of works in terms of their style, visual approach, topic and technique. The exhibitors include internationally renowned, established artists, alongside emerging talent. Visitors will see works on paper, including etchings, drawings, illustrations and paintings with ink, collage, and calligraphy. The exhibition includes an in memoriam participation with a work by the recently deceased artist from Chalkis, Theodoros Kemidis.

Ink is a pigmented, fluid substance used for writing, printing, and painting. In Greek it is known as “melani” (from the root “melas”) meaning black, since it is thought that that was the first colour to be used. Ink has been used by many peoples since antiquity. If we were to say that “Human history is recorded In ink,” most people would think of books. however, much earlier, human memory was painted on cave walls in ink, long before the concept of writing was even invented. Ink literally imprints our archetypes of memory – all records, and all concepts that for 100000 years the human species has considered worth saving through imprinting them, reflecting an indivisible bond between the notions of art and record-making. From the 15th century, when paper became a common product in Europe, it was adopted by artists, and the story of paper and ink were combined in a bouquet of arts. 

In our time, visual artists produce experimental series in a broad variety of styles depending on their individual starting points. These result in uniquely sensitive works, often unexpected, which surprise the viewer with their approach. The international trend towards water-based ink, whether coloured or black, being useful to watercolorists as an alternative medium to more traditional colours, and the outstanding handmade and industrially produced papers available to artists from all over the world, renders approaches to the art of ink on paper as one of the most refreshing and interesting contemporary visual art scenes. Since in the sphere of writing about everyday matters, digital content has predominated, Art is called upon to preserve the memory of materiality through its own writing
,” Mr Kapralos notes.

Duration: 9-27 August 2021
Hours: Monday-Friday, 6:30-10:30pm. Closed at weekends.
Appointments: Write to or call +302661401198 during opening hours.

COVID-19: According to current regulations, the maximum number of visitors allowed at any one time is 4 people. Masks must be worn inside the gallery.

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