Athens Art Gallery
Xanthippe Tsalimi - Painting
May 17th - June 30th 2012
Xanthippe's Tsalimi first solo exhibition is on display at Athens Art Gallery, one of Athens’s most prominent art galleries, this summer.
Maria Eleni Spyropoulou writes for the catalogue of the exhibition:
"...The landscape Xanthippe paints is alien to the Mediterranean look. It's sad, vacant, and lonely. It is distant. Your hand does not grasp it; your eyes can only imagine it. The human presence is implied, yet absent. It leaves a biblical landscape, like a future curse or promise, much like the texts of Michel Houellebecq or the abandonment throughout the films of Tarkovsky.
It is not, however, deserted. It is not hopeless. While Tsalimi is trying to balance the whites, the grays and blacks, she doesn't surrender to the despair of the absence. She seeks hope within the traces of luminance to elevate them and makes an effort to communicate through the subdued red, the bright yellow, the implied purple..."
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