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“The After Joya Effect II “ 6000 Fragments – The Floating Islands

In Greece, there are 6,000 islands, islets and rocks. These holy seascapes connect spiritually, mentally and materially their inhabitants through the images that feed the senses.The second edition of “The after Joya effect” - Jewelry Fusion is inspired by the uniqueness of this physical experience in 6000 fragments.

“The after Joya Effect” * is an Exhibition that took place for the first time at Popeye loves Olive – Art Space, that aimed to the interaction and the transformation of individuality to collaboration, diversity to unification and exchange to sharing. It was inspired by the jewelry exchange in Project01 that held in Joya 2013.
From 23/04/2014 – 30/06/2014, the project evolved in five solo exhibitions of Greek artists and one group exhibition of thirty five International artists. 
This year, every participating artist creates a unique (unreleased) piece, inspired by the “6000 Fragments – The Floating Islands” project.
During the event, once again, the public will vote for their favorite artist, who will be invited for a solo exhibition at Popeye loves Olive.

*The idea is to promote the Joya Project in Greece (artists selected by “Le Department” and exhibited in Joya Exhibition in October 2013 – 2014).

 

My exhibiting work:

“Spending all these endless summers immersed in the sea of many Greek islands, I find that the sense of water has taken a strong place inside me. Being surrounded by the sea, an environment so different to land, makes me feel like having been transported to another world where only the lack of breath reminds me that time hasn’t stopped.”

Materials: Pebbles from Evia island, obsidian fragments from Milos island, pigment.

George Giannoutsos - Makrovouti (Free diving)

George Giannoutsos – Makrovouti (Free diving)

ARTISTS:
1. AKIS GOUMAS (Greece, 1952)
2. ALINA CARP (Romania, 1967)
3. AMIRA JALET (Costa Rica, 1972)
4. ANGELA CIOBANU (Romania, 1984)
5. CHRISTINA KARAKALPAKI (Greece, 1981)
6. DORA HARALAMBAKI (Greece, 1966)
7. EDITH BELLOD (France, 1965)
8. ELIN FLOGNMAN (Sweden, 1974)
9. ERATO KOULOUBI (Greece, 1976)
10. EUNMI KWON (South Korea, 1976)
11. FLORENCE CROISIER (Switzerland, 1965)
12. GEORGE GIANNOUTSOS (Greece, 1982)
13. GIGI MARIANI (Italy, 1957)
14. INBAR SHAHAK (Israel, 1978)
15. IRENE PALOMAR (Argentina, 1952)
16. ISABELLE BUSNEL (France, 1965)
17. ISMINI PACHI (Greece, 1984)
18. JEE HYE KWON (South Korea, 1976)
19. KALLIOPE THEODOROPOULOU (Greece, 1987)
20. LIANA PATTIHIS (United Kingdom, 1961)
21. MALA SIAMPTANI (Cyprus, 1988)
22. MIHAI BÁSOIU (Romania, 1983)
23. NIKI STYLIANOU (Greece, 1968)
24. STEFFI GÖTZE (Germany, 1982)
25. VASIA PACHI (Greece, 1982)
26. YANNICK MUR (France, 1963)
27. ZETA TSERMOU (Greece, 1972)

Inspiration:
6000 Fragments – The Floating Islands

In Greece, there are 6,000 islands, islets and rocks. These holy seascapes connect spiritually, mentally and materially their inhabitants through the images that feed the senses.

The five basic human physical senses are; touch, henceforth, smell, taste and vision. These senses undoubtedly form the basis for the creation of an artwork.

Every day, we experience stimuli that we usually ignore. Modern life attacks on our senses, and our body, implements the only defense mechanism that it has; not paying attention to the signals it receives what so ever. This limits both perception and pleasure we derive from our senses.

The Ancient Greek philosophers considered the human senses as “windows of the soul”. The senses, in connection with the mind and thought, provide information, thus creating a reflection and interpretation of the world.

By participating, you will have the opportunity to explore and capture the sense triggered by your research on the Greek islands, creating a piece, through your personal perception, thereby transferring information from the physical world to that of the mind.

The second edition of “The after Joya effect” is inspired by the uniqueness of physical experience in 6000 fragments.