Cloud in the Room
The title of the exhibition is interpreted both literally and metaphorically as it references to the phrase: Elephant in the Room. Xafopoulou the ‘elephant’ in this case is the medium of painting itself. The subject matter of the cloud, its immateriality and its transformative nature, allow Xafopoulou to study and comment on the current role of painting; a remark and a reminder regarding the medium itself and its materials: the thread, the fabric, the paint amidst them all.
On a different level, the chosen subject matter reflects the fluidity of an aerial body transcending the charged topic of geographical boundaries of the current sociopolitical agenda.
Alexia Xafopoulou studied at the School of Fine Arts, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki – Dpt. of Visual & Applied Arts-Painting and she received MA in Fine Arts at the Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design of London. She has presented 5 solo shows and has participated in more than 40 group exhibitions in Greece and abroad. She has received grants, awards and commissions from public and private Institutions such as Frissiras Museum-Athens, Beijing Biennale etc. Since April, 2015, she is the director of the Municipal Art Gallery of Thessaloniki