Chelsea’s Agora Gallery will feature the original work of Greek artist, Vali Kolotourou in Sensorial Perspectives. The exhibition is scheduled to run from July 7 through July 27, 2012. The opening reception will be held on Thursday night, July 12, 2012 6-8 PM.
Exhibition Dates: July 7, 2012 – July 27, 2012
Reception: Thursday, July 12, 2012, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Gallery Location: 530 West 25th St, New York City
Gallery Hours: Tues – Sat, 11a.m. – 6 p.m
About the Artist
The human figure and form, with its diversity of gestures and emotions, is Greek painter Vali Kolotourou’s primary subject and theme. Working on oil and linen, Kolotourou’s works are imbued with a fleeting, poetic sense of the human body in time, place and circumstance. Thick yet translucent bands of color cascade through her compositions, hues smoothly but roughly applied in broad, expressive strokes. Influenced by German Expressionist painters such as Emile Nolde and Oskar Kokoschka, the artist applies her paints in quick, purposeful and vivaciously animated strokes of articulate, spirited color. Though highly expressive and dramatic, these paintings communicate a vivid silence, a stoic peace that speaks to the veracity of human nature. “Through my paintings I try to capture the internal density of human feeling and the spirituality of the human being,” explains Kolotourou. “In this sense my work is an intimate study of silence and of human truth.” Through her work, the artist uses the human figure to speak of a vivid reality.
Kolotourou has been living and working in Brussels. She has followed private courses in drawing and painting at Mrs Vasso Tseka’s atelier (1992-2000) and also studied drawing and painting at these Academic Institutions in Brussels:
– Académie Royale des Beaux Arts, Professors Mrs Christiane Fettweis and Mr Marcel Vanden Borre(1997- 2000)
– Académie de Dessin et des Arts Décoratifs de Watermael-Boitsfort, Professor Mr Christos Vouyiouklis (2000- 20005)
– Ecole des Arts d’ Ixelles, Professors Mr Toma Roata and Mrs Mireille Vincent (2005- 2008).
She has graduated from this last school.