RODEO London May 9 – June 16, 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.