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On Saturday November 12, 2022 at 19:00 The O Gallery presents the first solo exhibition of Maria Alexandrou entitled "Sequence of Colour".  The exhibition will last until December 03, 2022.


The thematic axes of the unit of her works revolve around the issue of creating visual space, with the use of geometric shapes and lines. Their choice as a decisive formative factor is mainly due to her earlier training as a mathematician. Applying mathematical and geometric properties to art expressed in symbols is an ancient practice. It derives from a more general wisdom rooted in a kind of Pythagoreanism and religiosity.
In art, in modern sculpture, in architecture, in music, in technology and in general, mathematics has a dominant role.

 

A graduate of the School of Applied Mathematics, as well as the Department of Visual and Applied Arts, AUTH, during her studies in painting she pursues the possibility of combining mathematics in art.

Certain mathematical curves have the ability to evoke different emotions depending on the quantitative relationships and ratios they express.  They also convey the concept of order, rhythm and an inner harmony. The geometric forms that she seeks to include in her visual research form such curved surfaces. The forms disappear and move into infinity.  The overlapping of the shapes as well as the quantitative and qualitative contrasts, cause the illusion of movement and depth.  The main idea is to create a three-dimensional space on a two-dimensional surface, leaving what causes the work to the free viewing.
 

The choice of colour combinations is based on the personal aesthetics shaped by her studies and her individual path. The plain colours without the existence of the tactile texture, were chosen in harmony with the rigor and rationality of mathematics. Mathematical logic, composition, harmony, quantitative and qualitative contrasts, movement, depth, colour, material and aesthetics, are topics that distinguished Greek or international artists dealt with in the past. (Opi Zouni, Nausika  Pastra, Pantelis Xagoraris, Mondrian, Johannes Itten, Paul Klee, Wassily Kandinsky)
 

The complexity of the composition, which seeks the illusion of space, requires perfection in the execution, as well as the relationships between the shapes and the lines, either in terms of the area they occupy, or in terms of the brilliance or not of the contrasts, aims at the organized  action of expressive visual forces, where the shapes disappear in a dynamic game that hopes to convey a meaning corresponding to each viewing of the work.

Exhibited artworks

Burst of Power

40 x 40 cm

350,00 €

Periodic Motion

91 x 122 cm

800,00 €

Fn, 1202

91 x 122 cm

800,00 €

Sequence

40 x 40 cm

350,00 €

Surface I

40 x 40 cm

350,00 €

Surface II

200 x 200 cm

1400,00 €

Surface III

40 x 40 cm

350,00 €

Hypertext

40 x 40 cm

350,00 €

Stages

200 x 300 cm

2800,00 €

Return

80 x 50 cm

650,00 €

Full Duplex

40 x 50 cm

400,00 €

Reconnect

40 x 50 cm

400,00 €

Helicoid II

200 x 200 cm

1400,00 €

Helicoid I

200 x 200 cm

1400,00 €

Maelstrom

200 x 200 cm

1400,00 €

Confusion

40 x 50 cm

400,00 €

Surface II

40 x 40 cm

350,00 €

Shows

All shows