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About the artist
About the exhibition
The exhibition "Sculptures and Light Installations" presents ten of George Lappas' best known sculptures and installations. George Lappas' work occupies a special place in Greek art of the second half of the twentieth century. It accomplishes the transition from the pure sculpture of modernism to the critical reflexivity and relationality of contemporary art. His works represent a study of the relationship of the body with space and time, a reflection on the relationships of the past and future of sculpture, and the structural parameters of the plastic arts and of architecture in relation to place.
Large and small-size figures of fabric, plastic, neon lights and steel make up his sculptural world. These figures are 'in motion' or stationary. The natural body is abolished; thought, memory, and narration work according to an inner logic, without perceptible consequences. The unexpected materials create a sense of paradox, of the uncanny, recalling unconscious dream connections and indecipherable associations.