Gulistan & Yorgos Papageorgiou
This is a meeting between two artists of disparate origins; one hailing from Greece in Mediterranean Europe, the other born in Xinjiang in the extreme West of China, both now sharing the reality of living and working in Beijing. The work of either of these two artists will be associated with a faraway country for the viewer.
Duration: 27th March—— 8th April Location: 3rd floor
Gulistan and Yorgos
Encounter between the notes
This is a meeting between two artists of disparate origins; one hailing from Greece in Mediterranean Europe, the other born in Xinjiang in the extreme West of China, both now sharing the reality of living and working in Beijing. The art of these two artists is associated with a faraway country..
While their art has similarities that immediately strike the viewer, such as the palette of colours they use, their common interest in texture and patina, and a certain poetic quality, it also has many disparities. Gulistan seems to follow a more thematic approach in her latest work, constantly travelling between tradition and modernity. She, with the concerned look to life, observes, approaches, catches and discovers the essence of the conscious world that the inner world can experience. Yorgos, in his Beijing work, seems particularly influenced by the surroundings and notably the “cinematographic” character of the Chinese reality.
So what is the driving force behind their meeting and the common base for their exchange?
To answer this question, one has to look carefully beyond the disparities of representation in their paintings. One must concentrate on the rhythm of their work and “listen” to the music ever present below the surface of their paintings.
In fact, their common passion for music is an important driving force of their art. It makes their meeting not only possible, but also complementary, and creates an intriguingly harmonious experience for the viewer. That may be true: Art can only transfer the notes to the people who are touched by art. Time and space exist and create meanings only for the soul of passion.