From May 4-6, 2022, the works of the nominees for the 2022 UdK Berlin: The President’s Fine Arts Award will be on display in the Quergalerie of Hardenbergstrasse 33.
Kallirroi Ioannidou works with drawing as well as with painting and sculpture. Of overarching relevance is the process: characteristic for her works is how they develop over a long period of time. In some cases, Ioannidou works on one pieces for months, applying new layers again and again. In this way, a whole period of time becomes visible in the finished work, which touches on a variety of themes. In the creation of her sculptures, the discovery of form plays a significant role - not only for the viewer, but also for the artist herself. She understands shapes of her sculptures as basic outlines of her painting. Due to the associative vocabulary, a creative ambivalence arises that sometimes complicates the interpretation of her works. However, Ioannidou does not specify any level of interpretation and leaves free space for interpretations.
Text: Julia Meyer- Brehm
Info about the artist: kallirroiioannidou.com