The Art Gallery of Northumberland: WALL GAZING

The Art Gallery of Northumberland presents WALL GAZING by Dimitri Paptheodorou until March 17.


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Evolving from architectural drawings and maquettes, WALL GAZING represents a new form of expression for Paptheodorou.


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A central column of 3D constructions is corralled by paintings both large and small in scale, utterly minimalist in subject and of minimal  but concentrated rich deep color.


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The beautifully restricted palette manifest the effects of subtle illuminations in multiple layers of paint applications or glazes: a technique borrowed from the old masters.



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In contrast, the sculptures are colorful, though entirely matt in finish, but adorned with graffiti-like markings and designs, as if abraded into the surface by an unknown ancient civilization.


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The paintings emit a compelling luminescence with their lighter facets emerging as if from a subterranean murk, or as a developing photograph in a dark room.

Deeply mysterious and totally compelling, definitely a case of less is more.


Jeff Keary, Editor.


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