Nikos Pantazopoulos BOUTIQUE POLITICSOpening: Wednesday 1 July, 6-8pm Dates: 1 – 18 July 2015
In this exhibition Nikos Pantazopoulos is presenting work from the series Boutique politics, which consists of a landscape, a portrait and a still life, experienced from one continually shifting viewing plane. Through intense observations in these pictures and in the gallery the artist is attempting to discipline a strangers front yard, his mother and a tablecloth.
Curtain / Persimmons / red, blue, black faded strings / a metal pole / Blyth Street Brunswick / drive across town / continually return to this site / 4pm Thursday 11th May 2015 / a strangers front yard/ demonstrate intentions through a glass door / Japanese woman / afternoon light / observing / 60mm focal length /1/60 / F/22 / ISO 250 / Adobe RGB / Dew: R 175 / G 99 / B 105 / 2.75GB / Epson stylus pro 11880 / Ultrachrome HDR ink / Canson Platine Fibre Rag 310gsm / 3mm cast acrylic / 3mm Diabond / Tasmanian Oak / White Acrylic Paint / 1008 mm x 1508 mm x 38 mm
Nikos Pantazopoulos completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts at the Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne in 1998, a Masters of Fine Art at Goldsmiths College, London in 2007, and a PhD at Monash University, Melbourne in 2013. He is a lecturer in the Print Imaging Practice studio area at RMIT University, Melbourne. Pantazopoulos’s recent projects include Wearing, Westspace, Melbourne, 2014; Australian Tapestry Workshop residency, Melbourne, 2014; Fucking in Solidarity, National Gallery of Victoria, Catalogue Essay, When This you See Remember Me, David McDiarmid Retrospective, Melbourne, 2014;The Spirit & Spark of David McDiarmid Symposium, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, 2014; The Purple Onion, TCB art inc, Melbourne, 2014; Re-building, The Substation, Melbourne, 2014;Private View & Occasional Performance, Dudspace, Melbourne, 2014;Decisions RMIT Project Space, Melbourne, 2013; Dark Rooms RMIT Project Space Melbourne, 2013; Octopus 10, Gertrude Contemporary, Melbourne, 2010; A Monument to toilets; An Exhibition and Procession, White Cubicle Toilet Gallery, London, 2010.