Efrossini Chaniotis launches an exhibition of painted sculptures


The artist Efrossini Chaniotis will unveil his new exhibition The painted sculpture at Ladder Art Space in Kew from June 15 to July 2.

Drawing inspiration from ancient Greek tradition as well as her personal artistic growth, Ms. Chaniotis created sculptures which she painted – she studied sculpture in Australia and painting in Greece.

She said the 3D painted figurative works in the exhibition: “represent the meeting of Hellenism and Australianism. They are indicative of my journey through a landscape of migration, intercultural education and artistic identity.

“In Australia, I was taught to think laterally, to develop concepts for my art and to experiment; to be free from the authority that tradition lays bare. In Greece, I was taught discipline and to embrace art history and seek beauty, which inspired me to believe in the power of art.

The exhibition, whose opening takes place on June 16, revolves around three themes in the artist’s work: The wishing tree, The tale of the fisherman and the mermaid and Cycladic art inspired by it The Little Mykonos Projectwhich merge the color and composition of the pictorial medium with figurative and sculptural form.

What: The painted sculpture exhibition of works by Efrossini Chaniotis

Where: Scale Art Space, 81 Denmark Street, Kew, Melbourne

When: From Wednesday June 15 to Saturday July 2 with opening party at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday June 16.

Information: Contact gallery director Maryam Safinia (03) 9852 8772 or visit the artist’s website: www.efrossiniart.com

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