Project Description

Olly Fathers (UK) – Anabel Leiner (DE) – David Wightman (UK) – Theodoros Zafeiropoulos (GR) – Vaggelis Theodoridis (GR)

The exhibition features artists that deal with contemporary abstraction. For these artists it is not an end in itself, but rather the result of an experimentation process with new media.

The show highlights the catalytic role of materiality and technique in the contemporary quest of abstraction. Materials like canvas, wood, glass and also the diverse mediums of new technologies, photography, painting and sculpture contribute to the development of a new language of abstraction that traces the evolution of Contemporary Art.

Olly Fathers
(b. 1987, United Kingdom)
Studied art in Byam Shaw Saint Martins and Wimbledon College of Art. He has presented his work in more than eighteen shows in London, Reykjavik and Berlin. He has been shortlisted and awarded in three art competitions and he has been commissioned a lot of public works.

Anabel Leiner
(b. 1974, Germany)
Studied art, philosophy at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz and design at University of Applied Sciences FH-Mainz. She has participated in many group shows

Vaggelis Theodoridis
(b. 1980, Greece)
Studied art at the School of Fine Arts in Athens and graduated with honors. He has participated in 2 solo shows and many group ones. In 2014 the Museum of Contemporary Art of Florina, Greece presented a solo retrospective exhibition.

David Wightman
(b. 1980, United Kingdom)
Studied in Fine Art in Middlesex University and continued his studies on an MA level at Royal College of Art. He has participated in two residences in Northumberland and London. He has presented nine solo shows and many group shows in London, Korea and Italy. He has been awarded with nine awards amongst which the Lexmark European Art Prize in 2003 while his studies. His work is part of collections worldwide.

Theodoros Zafeiropoulos
(b.1980, Greece)
Studied at the School of Fine Arts of Thessaloniki and continued his studies on an MA level from the School of Fine Arts in Athens. He has been awarded with the Paula Rhodes memorial award from the MFA of the School of Visual Arts in New York and has been awarded with scholarships from Fulbright, Gerondelis and Onasis Foundations. He has participated in residences in Bergen, Norway and New York, US. He has presented four solo shows and is a Phd candidate. He has participated at the PhotoBiennale of Thessaloniki in 2014. In 2015 the Contemporary Arts Center of Thessaloniki is presenting his solo show.