The Blender Gallery: Τhe solo show of Konstantinos Patsios ”My father had a big nose”

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The Blender Gallery presents the solo show of Konstantinos Patsios, titled ”My father had
a big nose, Objects and toys from and aggressive childhood”,
curated by Christina Ntougeropoulou. The exhibition opening will be held on Friday 19th of April at 8pm and its duration will be till 24th of May.

‘The Child is father of the Man; And I could wish my days to be bound each to each by natural piety ‘In his new solo exhibition, the artist forms a Gesamtkunstwerk, a total work of art that includes wall
works, sculptures, videos and NFTs. Patsios enriches the painting process with the techniques of
collage and decollage, creating a palimpsest of symbols and images that connect the adult world with
the child’s, the microcosm with the collective unconscious. In his sculptures, complex ready made, a
sarcastic mood prevails, sometimes autobiographical, describing the relationship with the natural but
also with the heavenly father.

Having Pinocchio as the central motif, the artist opens a window into the world of childhood dreams and
experiences, where desires and emotions shape adult life. Through Patsio’s perspective, Pinocchio is revived with a new breath, as a universal hero who leads us to the depths of the human soul, to the pains and pleasures of existence. In his works, there are images and objects that influenced his artistic temperament, a diverse universe that includes from the figure of Pinocchio and Renaissance Madonnas
to the figure of Napoleon.

Noir Desir, 40x45cm,painting and collage on paper,2023

As in a dream, where the mechanisms of reality are reversed, Pinocchio’s big nose expresses a repressed experience or desire. Symbolic of man’s desire for expansion and penetration and closely associated with smell, lying and sex. Smell is linked more than any other sense to memory and emotions.

Sacra Famiglia, 45x45cm, painting and collage on old photo,2023

Patsios’ collages are diaries of everyday life, but also of another, internal, unexperienced one. Newspapers, posters, tickets, old photos, turn into something new. Following his need to connect with the great tradition of painting, he succeeds in marrying incompatible images and inviting the viewer into a strange, socio-political association. The aim of his work, as the artist himself states, is the transformation of an image, in which all the conflicting and inappropriate parts of the human condition will coexist harmoniously.

In parallel, a 100% silk scarf which is specially designed for his solo show will be presented. This
is conjunction between Konstantinos Patsios with the Greek brand Mantility.

The year of the Monkey, diameter 52cm, painting and collage on wooden drum,2024

Konstantinos Patsios was born in Athens in 1977. He studied Economics at the University of Piraeus
and at the Grande École de Commerce de Poitiers in France. He received a scholarship to the Rhode
Island School of Design (RISD) Providence, U.S.A. He then studied Painting at the Athens School of Fine
Arts with G. Psychopaidis and M. Spiliopoulos, and Sculpture with N. Tranos. He has held seventeen
individual exhibitions in Greece and abroad and has participated in numerous group exhibitions.

*Cover photo: La politique de l’ impossible, 90X100cm, Painting and collage on canvas,2023

Info

Friday 19 April 2024 - Friday 24 May 2024

Tuesday 10.00 – 18.00
Wednesday – Friday 10.00 – 20.00
Saturday 12.00 – 16.00


The Blender Gallery, Zisimopoulou 4, Glyfada

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