- Elika Gallery
Artist: Giorgos Gripeos
- ReMap4 ADDRESS
11 Leonidou, 4th floor
Tel: +30 210 3618045
Mob: +30 6944 441942
- PERMANENT ADDRESS
27 Omirou str.
Images and texts courtesy of the artists and the gallery
Of People I Love and Things I don’t Know
Three distinct elements, a series of photographic portraits, copper pipes and water, compose Giorgos Gripeos’ work, Of People I Love and Things I don’t Know, presented by Elika Gallery at Remap 4.
Portraits of family members, friends, and people that have passed through the artists’ life and have become part of it, as well as the human relations to which these portraits refer, sketch out the destination of the journey the artist embarked upon when he left Greece several years ago.
Old copper pipes, collected from various construction sites, carrying with them their respective stories, stories of the homes and walls they once belonged to, agents of water, life and memory, anticipate union and expansion.
A poetic dimension is at play in the final part of the installation, where the clear reflection of the visitor in a bucket of water is dispersed, as a dripping tap disturbs the waters’ surface, causing one to turn their gaze inwards.
The installation as a whole forms an interactive system where all elements, including the space and the visitor, function together as a unified improvised and sensitive instrument to reveal a universal image portraying us all.
Giorgos Gripeos was born in 1973 in Piraeus. He holds a BFA from the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in the Netherlands. He has presented his work in three solo shows and has participated in several group shows both in Greece and the Netherlands. He currently lives and works in Amsterdam.