I'M NOT HERE TO ENTERTAIN YOU / NAR
Thursday, October 9 - November 9, 2014
The Gallery @Sarri12 presents the first solo exhibition of the Russian street artist NAR with the title “I'm not here to entertain you”.
"Lie", "Yes", "You", "The"...some of the most common words are isolated in his art in order to be read again through many different, unorthodox techniques that don’t follow conformity and through a boundless variety of materials. Materials, are discovered by NAR in the streets and in abandoned spaces, in turn he transforms them with virtuosity into sculptures and wall paintings and installations. Crude oil, buttons, empty cans, old toys, pieces of used carpets, doors and old videotapes -mainly our trash- are treated by NAR with delicacy, courtesy and continuous experimentation so their insignificance and triviality can be altered to a level that can be seen and felt as valuable.
NAR was born in Russia in 1982. In 1991 he moved with his family to Thessaloniki that lives and works till now. His relationship with street art began in 1996 at the age of 13.
Duration: 9 October - 9 November 2014
Opening: Thursday 9 October 2014, 20:00
Hours: Wednesday to Sunday, 12:00 - 17:00
Sarri 12, Psirri, Athens 10553
curated by Antonakis Christodoulou
UNBLOCKED / VANTY PARADIS
Thursday, 16 October- 16 November 2014
This Thursday 16th of October Skord - Art presents the first solo show of Brooklyn based artist Vanty Paradis. Vanty started working as a painter during her travels through the South Pacific islands, Indonesia, Turkey and Greece. Her inspiration comes from the energy and colours of each destination.
Growing up in NYC, art and creativity was a natural way of life. She began writing at the age of 8 and now has a library of 70 journals filled with poetry, lyrics, short stories and a detailed record of all her travel experiences. Writing became her primary form of expression and is still very much a part of her daily life. However a sudden writer's block forced her to find another creative outlet.
Painting was always a thought in her mind. It was only during her travels this year where Vanty would meet several influential artists who would ultimately shape her vision and style.
Opening: Thursday 16 October 2014, 20:00 - 23:00
Duration: 16 October- 16 November 2014
Hours: Monday to Friday, 10:00 - 18:00
Saturday to Sunday, 13:00 - 18:00
Epikourou 16, Psirri, Athens, 10553 /
tel.: 6944875346 / email: firstname.lastname@example.org