Marios Fournaris

Hiraeth

24 Jan – 23 Feb 2019 Athens ART CURATOR Yannis Bolis
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Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf, 50 x 35 cm, acrylics, pencil, ink and gold 22k on wood, 2018

Who's Afraid of
the Big Bad Wolf,
50 x 35 cm,
acrylics, pencil,
ink and gold 22k
on wood,
2018

Marios Fournaris appears extremely lucid about his morphoplastic intentions and aspirations, setting up in parallel, a comprehensive filling and formatting, a conceptual prehension, mature in connotations and multiple readings. Large section of artist’s works, include wall-mounted or three dimensional installations, in which mainly he articulates – assemble various niggling and raw materials as well as objects from real life, with cognizance, sensitivity and lateral thinking, and at the same time with “anarchist” and subversive disposal. His artistic proposals reveal a wide range of references extending into innovative and radical experimentations and movements of 20th century art. Exceptional drawing precision, purity of color, technical excellence and subtlety, are those elements that directly and vividly enforced, characterizing his painting compositions which are opened to a world of evocative images, in an area of life’s allegories: love and death, alienation and time, technology and machine, anxieties of existence, emotional and mental manifestations and behaviors. Fragmentary forms, symbols and cultural memories, function as the keys of a pictorial code. Beauty and sensuality of themes and their visual performance, the richness of inspirations, the surrealistic juxtaposition or the combination of heterogeneous images, the diffuse romantic spirit, intensify the ambiguity and the especial vibe of Marios Fournaris’ painting, introducing the viewer to an entirely unexpected and paradoxical visual and mental universe, leading him to redefine deeper, to seek hidden secrets and traces of an inner path.

Marios Fournaris, Anni di Piombo or The Present, dimensions variable, saws, paper, rope, wood

Marios Fournaris,
Anni di Piombo
or The Present,
dimensions variable,
saws, paper,
rope, wood

Beauty As Never Before, 28 cm x 28 cm, acrylics, pencil, ink and gold 22K, on wood, 2019

Beauty As Never Before,
28 cm x 28 cm,
acrylics, pencil,
ink and gold 22K,
on wood,
2019

Between Earth and Sky, 65 cm x 32 cm x 22cm, wood, iron, cotton, jute, 2018

Between Earth and Sky,
65 cm x 32 cm x 22cm,
wood, iron,
cotton, jute,
2018

Cultural Continuum, 35 cm x 50 cm, engraving, casein colors and acrylics on wood, 2018

Cultural Continuum,
35 cm x 50 cm,
engraving,
casein colors
and acrylics
on wood,
2018

Homo Faber’s Maze, 35.5 cm x 35.5 cm, acrylics, pencil, ink and gold 22K, on wood, 2018

Homo Faber’s Maze,
35.5 cm x 35.5 cm,
acrylics, pencil,
ink and gold 22K,
on wood,
2018

I, 70 cm x 60 cm, wood, cotton, iron wires, iron nail, stone, 2016

I,
70 cm x 60 cm,
wood, cotton,
iron wires,
iron nail, stone,
2016

Isis, 40 cm x 50 cm, acrylics, pencil, ink and gold 22K, on wood, 2018

Isis,
40 cm x 50 cm,
acrylics, pencil,
ink and gold 22K,
on wood,
2018

Untitled, 67 cm x 64 cm x 15 cm, wood, iron, woodworking tool, burlap sack, bone, 2018

Untitled,
67 cm x 64 cm x 15 cm,
wood, iron,
woodworking tool,
burlap sack, bone,
2018

Queen of Blades, 35 cm x 50 cm, pencil, color pencils, ink on paper, 2018

Queen of Blades,
35 cm x 50 cm,
pencil, color pencils,
ink on paper,
2018

Voice Over, 47 cm x 60 cm x 17 cm, wood, iron, screwdriver, pen, fabric, cleaver, cassettes, old record, juten, rope, aluminium, offering, 2018

Voice Over,
47 cm x 60 cm x 17 cm,
wood, iron,
screwdriver, pen,
fabric, cleaver,
cassettes, old record,
juten, rope,
aluminium, offering,
2018

Where The Music Goes When We Don’t Listen, 90 cm x 78 cm x 12 cm, wood, iron, cotton, metronome, fabric, fiddle stick, 2018

Where The Music Goes
When We Don’t Listen,
90 cm x 78 cm x 12 cm,
wood, iron,
cotton, metronome,
fabric, fiddle stick,
2018

Nature and Culture, 62 cm x 69 cm, color pencils, pencil and ink on paper, 2018

Nature and Culture,
62 cm x 69 cm,
color pencils,
pencil and ink
on paper,
2018

Ne Travallez Jamais, variable dimensions, wood, iron shovels, coals, 2011-2018

Ne Travallez Jamais,
variable dimensions,
wood, iron shovels, coals,
2011-2018

Untitled, 50 cm x 70 cm, coloured pencils and pencil on paper, 2015

Untitled,
50 cm x 70 cm,
coloured pencils
and pencil on paper,
2015

Primitive Lust, 35 cm x 47 cm pencil, coloured pencils and ink on paper, 2018

Primitive Lust,
35 cm x 47 cm
pencil, coloured pencils
and ink on paper,
2018

Saint Magdalene, 25 cm x 35 cm pencil, coloured pencils and ink on paper, 2018

Saint Magdalene,
25 cm x 35 cm
pencil, coloured pencils
and ink on paper,
2018

The Kiss, 30 cm x 28 cm, acrylics, pencil, ink and gold 22K, on wood, 2019

The Kiss,
30 cm x 28 cm,
acrylics, pencil,
ink and gold 22K,
on wood,
2019