by Maria Karatzi
A surface, loosely imitating the pattern of the hazard tape, is extended, folded and put away. This brief action demonstrates the ways in which matter and volume can be manipulated and readjusted to respond to the artist’s intentions of expansiveness and simplification while it juxtaposes hollowness to density alongside with a light-hearted approach towards prohibition, exclusion and what is predefined.
Maria Karantzi realized her graduate studies in the Athens School of Fine Arts and received her postgraduate MFA degree from Goldsmiths College, London.
She has until today realized six solo exhibitions among which “Naked Ambition”, gallery LOCAL Arte Contemporaneo, Santiago, Chile, “You will never have me”, gallery Tajamar, Santiago, Chile, “Who dare to say it wasn’t meaningless?”, Neon<fdv, Milan, “Don’t tempt the lonely and perversed”, Meals & SUVs, London.
She has participated in over forty group exhibitions internationally, among which
“Dicen que somos el atraso”, Galeria Gabriela Mistral, Chile, “All that melts into air is solid”, Elika gallery, Athens, “Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2007”, London, “On indefiniteness”, Halle 13, Leipzig and ACC, Weimar, “You ramp my slide”, Form Content, London.