Municipal Gallery of Mykonos “Maria Iglesi” 12/7 – 3/08/2022
Tinian Cultural Foundation, Tinos, 8/8 – 10/10/2022
Exhibition curator : Irini Savani, Art Historian
The Municipal Gallery of Mykonos “Maria Iglesi”, presents the recent visual art exhibition “The Aegean gave you the beautiful journey”, by the renowned painter Peter Zoumboulakis, awarded by the Academy of Athens.
The reference of the title of the exhibition, to the well-known verse of the poet, Konstantinos Cavafy (“Ithaca”), marks the artist’s poetic approach to the depiction of Aegean islands such as Mykonos and Tinos.
The set of works is the culmination of the artist’s multi-year research on the “Eternal Landscape”. As he says: “Landscape has always been the source of my inspiration. I admire its variety and diversity. Its seas and peninsulas, its dry stone walls and meadows, its sandy beaches, its cliffs and valleys seen ‘from the air’ are an evolution of my Perpetual Landscape, which has occupied me for many years.
- Zoumboulakis uses an almost cinematic narrative, with shots of nature, either distant, seen from above or close up. Each of his works functions as an autonomous expression, but at the same time is part of a perpetual visual universe, with no beginning and no end. Thus, he invites the viewer to work interactively and use his imagination to fill in the “empty” elements of the variable visual composition.
The exhibition is also accompanied by portraits of Greek poets who praised the sea (O. Elytis, N. Kavvadias, etc.), while the sound installation of waves, wind and rain creates a multi-sensory experience for the viewer.
Curated by Irini Savani, Art Historian
OPENING : Tuesday 12 July 2022, Time: 20.30
Exhibition Duration: 12/07-03/08 2022
Municipal Gallery of Mykonos “Maria Inglesi”, Kalogera Hall.
Opening hours: 11:00-14:00 & 19:00-24:00
The exhibition will also be presented at the Foundation of Tinian Culture from 8 August to 10 October 2022.