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Hilton Athens Presents Stathis Alexopoulos Sculpture Exhibition
Free exhibition on now until 10th June
May 07, 2012
ATHENS, Greece - Hilton Athens is proud to present a unique sculpture exhibition by young Greek artist Stathis Alexopoulos in the Lobby and Aethrion Lounge of the hotel, in collaboration with curators Els Hanappe and Lazarus Siakos. Stathis Alexopoulos takes everyday objects and classical themes and converts these into contemporary icons, using his idiosyncratic technique, characterized by the layering of bands and ribbons that mummify his subjects, enclosing memory and form. This woven pattern plays an important role in ancient myths, but it is brought up to date by Alexopoulos with his contemporary and striking designs.
Exclusive to Hilton Athens, Stathis Alexopoulos has created a series of new sculptures, including the formidable Aphrodite, elegant horse heads and playful guitar and motorbike sculptures. His interest in design is apparent through the application of the sculptures that serve as table legs.
Stathis Alexopoulos' commitment to innovative design demonstrated in his research and use of new materials, in this case, to produce fascinating metallic effects. Stathis Alexopoulos, originally from Athens, lives and works in the city. He studied Sculpture at the Panormou School of Fine Arts in Tinos and at the School of Fine Arts of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Department of Fine and Applied Arts, where he graduated in 2009. For the last 15 years, he has continuously participated in group shows, international symposia and he has submitted work to national art competitions, the result of which can be found in various public spaces.
The exhibition will take place until the 10th of June 2012. The exhibition is open to the public 24 hours a day and the entrance is free of charge.
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