SOLO EXHIBITION: ‘The Twisted Odyssey’10 Mar 2015
Athens, 27 March ’15 – 07 May ’15.
London, 04 June ’15 – 10 June ’15.
The Blender Gallery presents the solo exhibition «The Twisted Odyssey» of new works by Konstantinos Patsios. The exhibition, curated by Michaella Vergotti, will first take place in Athens, and will then be hosted by the Underdog Gallery in London.
In the series titled «The Twisted Odyssey», the Homeric epic poem is the starting point for the creation of 24 artworks, just as many as Homer’s 24 rhapsodies. The works are shaking down conventionalities as they readjust the meaning of various situations described in the original Odyssey.
The artist perceives the epic poem retrospectively and he places the it in a artistic frame, which at first glance does not have any apparent similarities with the original Odyssey. In fact, based on his personal experiences, the viewer is called to recognize, to decrypt and finally to relate the symbolisms not only between the artist’s work and the original poem, but also between the artist’s work and the viewer’s personal voyage – just like a contemporary Odysseus.
Patsios art questions the contemporary socio-political life and seems to become an artistic manifesto, which points to its creators’ anxious concerns about the current affairs.