9 May – 16 June 2018

Apostolos Georgiou
From my Heart

A man in a jacket in front of a wall takes a paper out of the inside of his jacket and covers his face as if he is either crying or is embarrassed. The paper has a black heart drawn on it.

In an undefined space, hard to say whether interior or exterior, two people intertwined on a chair, a woman is feeding a man with a spoon. On the next chair a woman is wearing black and the man is facing down, possibly dead.

On a rectangular surface, what could be a mattress, a woman sits with her fist punching. A long rifle lies next to her.

In a sophisticated interior, possibly the salon of an established family, or so the furniture suggests, a man is serving coffee with a glass of water on a silver tray. Apart from him, the room is empty.

In front of a door, inside or outside of a house, a man is looking down to a painting of a couple driving a red convertible.

In a living room, a couple watches themselves stabbing each other in turns, modern sofa in the background.

On a bed a man covers his face, an empty white pillow next to his. A scene above the bed of a woman in black kneeling towards another man. He either dreams or remembers.

Empty living room, two arm chairs in the centre, and one person on each of them in an upside-down pose.

In front of a wooden podium a woman stands proudly, like the statue of an Eastern Block leader from the past. In front of her lies her own body, she seems to be dead.

On a bed in a bare room sits a naked man staring, a bed side lamp is on by his side.

 

This is the third solo exhibition at the gallery by Apostolos Georgiou (b.1952, Greece). Previous solo and group exhibitions include: Situations, You Space and Extra Space, Shenzhen (2018); Documenta 14, Athens and Kassel (2017); Shut Up and Paint, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne (2016); Cher(e)s Ami(e)s, Centre Pompidou, Paris (2016); The Same Old Fucking Story, Rodeo, London (2016); Tightrope Walk: Painted Images After Abstraction, White Cube, London (2015);  Unrealism, The Moore Building, Miami (2015); Burning Down the House, 10th Gwangju Biennale, Gwangju (2014); This is Not my Beautiful House, Kunsthalle Athena, Athens (2014); Everyday a Stage, Rodeo, Istanbul (2014); System of Objects, DESTE Foundation, Athens (2013); Apostolos Georgiou. Painting, EMST, Athens (2011). Georgiou’s work is included in the following public collections: Centre Pompidou, Paris; Nouveau Musée National de Monaco, Monaco; National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne; National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens.