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Aphrodite Liti
Inner Paradise
May 26, 2012 - June 27, 2012
Poros

Virvili Square
18020 Poros
Greece

(+30) 697 9989 684

Opening Hours
Mon-Sun:
11.00-13.00 & 19.00-23.00

About the artist

Aphrodite Liti was born in Athens. She studied sculpture, mosaic and icon painting at the Athens School of Fine Arts (ASKT, 1972-1978), with professors G. Pappas, G. Kolefa and K. Xinopoulos. She attended Universita Degli Studi Studi in Milan in 1978. She completed her postgraduate studies at London University (1983- 1986) with a scholarship of the National Scholarships Foundation (IKY). In 1985, she received the sculpture award by the Chamber of Fine Arts of Greece. From 1978 until 2000, she worked as a museum sculptor at the National Archaeological Museum of Athens. Since 2000, she is Professor of Sculpture at the Athens School of Fine Arts. Since 1981, she has exhibited her artwork in solo and group exhibitions, in Greece and abroad. Her artwork is in both private and public collections.

About the exhibition

Aphrodite Litti is presenting for the first time a series of sculptures with lemons and quails, works with a clear allusion to Poros and its lemon grove. In her in situ sculptural installation «Inner Paradise», forms from the plant and animal world are isolated from their environment, change scale and, after the artist’s thorough handling are unexpectedly linked to it again. The artist places these forms in an artistic stage-like space where they acquire a narrative dimension. Light is reflected on the «natural objects», constructions made of copper, enamel and Murano tesserae, and are transformed into precious works of art. In the sculpted environment, human figures, fruit, insects and plants converse and become symbols.