Anastasia Pavlou at Hot Wheels Project

29.03.2019
  • I think about the safe place we all create within ourselves. It looks very much like that first place. The round insides of someone else’s body, where all you can hear is the echo of things and all you can see is pink mist. You should let it go, but you don’t. This safe place becomes a secret retreat, a shelter, inside our heads, a reality, parallel to the one we share with each other. Try and take a moment to visualise yourself, and anyone else, walking around with a shelter in their head. *

    There is an intense amount of energy between these parallel places that never touch. So close, yet so far…

    “Belly ache” is as much an environment as it is an examination of a psychological state. When we are born, we enter a fragmented state. This exhibition leads a fragmentary reading of a fragmented condition.

    This feeling of pain, the agony that one experiences when entering the world is universal, it is hyper temporal.
    We had it once, when time hadn’t started. We might spend our whole lives trying to get it again, to recreate that space when nothing had started nor ended.

    Time is going to finish, because it started. You have started – now you have to finish.

    This show would like to thank: Stamatia Dimitrakopoulos, Ruari Edmonds, Edouard Nardon, Stephen Aldahl

Anastasia Pavlou, Arachova, 2019. Acrylic, acrylic glue, collage and gesop on canvas, 160x180cm. Courtesy of the artist and Hot Wheels Projects.

Anastasia Pavlou (b.1993) lives and works in Athens. Recent exhibitions include: Be Water Again, cur, Panos Giannikopoulos and Theodoulos Polyviou, Korai project space, Nicosia, Cyprus, 2018 (group). Drawings, 650mAH, Hove, U.K., 2018 (group). Schmaltz, Guimaraes space, Vienna, Austria, 2018 (group). (Artists) Against Ego, cur, Pallette Terre, Enterprise Projects, Athens, Greece, 2018 (group). Pavlou is a recent graduate of the Athens School of Fine Art in 2017.

Installation view. Anastasia Pavlou, Strawberry Cake, 2019. Acrylic, acrylic glue, pencil, collage and gesop on canvas, 180x200cm. Anastasia Pavlou, Baby Blue, 2019. Acrylic, acrylic glue, pencil, collage and gesop on canvas, 180x200cm. Courtesy of the artist and Hot Wheels Projects.
Installation view.
Installation view. Anastasia Pavlou, Peachy Creamy, 2019. Acrylic, acrylic glue, collage and gesop on canvas, 160x160cm. Anastasia Pavlou, Gigi 1, 2019. Acrylic, gesop on canvas, 70x50cm. Courtesy of the artist and Hot Wheels Projects.
Anastasia Pavlou, Peachy Creamy, 2019. Acrylic, acrylic glue, collage and gesop on canvas, 160x160cm. Courtesy of the artist and Hot Wheels Projects.
Installation view.
Anastasia Pavlou, Portrait of the artist in a round room 4, 2019. Biro sketch-Collage on digital print, 71x56cm. Courtesy of the artist and Hot Wheels Projects.
Anastasia Pavlou, Portrait of the artist in a round room 5, 2019. Biro sketch-Collage on digital print, 71x56cm. Courtesy of the artist and Hot Wheels Projects.
Installation view.
Anastasia Pavlou, Untitled, 2019. Digital collage, 39x52cm. Courtesy of the artist and Hot Wheels Projects.
Anastasia Pavlou, Untitled, 2019. Digital collage, 39x52cm. Courtesy of the artist and Hot Wheels Projects.
Installation view.

Info
Anastasia Pavlou: Belly Ache
29 Feb-31 Mar 2019

Hot Wheels Project
Patission 41
Athens, 104 33
Wed-Sat 16:00-20:00 and by appointment
info@hotwheelsprojects.com

✍️ Text provided by the organisers

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