Roula Partheniou: Stationery object – NOW Magazine
MKG 127 presents an exhibition by Roula Partheniou, from May 28 to June 25.
A bookstore in a fixed location is where ‘stationery’ gets its name – referring to all products sold by a ‘stationer’, rather than a traveling bookseller. For her sixth personal exhibition with MKG127, Roula Partheniou uses the term stationery object as a “still life”, with the inanimate objects that make up his neat compositions entirely made of reproduced office supplies. A still life is one of the first lessons a student will be instructed to learn in painting – the aim of the exercise being to detach the idea of the humble object from its formal properties and translate it into color pure, in a way that somehow describes its essence. Basically, it’s an exercise in learning to see.
Often deconstructing artistic tropes, Partheniou’s practice uses the replica as a tool to evoke the experience of perception through the deconstruction and contemplation of common everyday objects. Made mainly with acrylic paint on wood, the compositions exist in three dimensions operating in trompe l’oeil in the round. Yielding to grounded formal properties such as shape, size, pattern and color, each composition is guided by the inherent constraints of the object itself, while drawing visual puns and reveling in play. of materials.
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