OnThursday, 15thFebruary 2018, Ileana Tounta Contemporary Art Center presents the solo show of Katerina Kotsala entitled Sisyphus.
The show will run until 31stMarch 2018.
The artist Peter Linde Busk with his poetic approach writes for Kotsala’s work:
“…Katerina’s paintings are obviously beautiful but there is a lot more to them than that, the lingering melancholia in the blueish purple, strikes a more sinister, dark tone when you get closer to the paintings. There is actually something quite disturbing about these paintings, a bit like a Lars von Trier film, where the darkness slowly reveals itself onto the surface, and so when you go closer and look at the myriads of patterns and designs, you think, what is this? They could be read as beautiful crystals, but they could just as easily be read as cancerous cells or an aerial view on a bombed out city. This not only challenges my sense of space and perspective but also imbues the paintings with the eternal paradox between beauty and horror, growth and decay, life and death. Moving around the exhibition I am not sure if the landscape is inviting or terrifying but that keeps me on my toes. Step carefully. There is a darkness below the surface, there is a current beneath the calm sea, we are in a world created by Katerina and the beauty and the terror are equally compelling.”
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