Flags for No Land

Flags for No Land / 2018 / Brussels (BE)

‘São Paulo is today a city of walls. Physical barriers have been constructed everywhere – around houses, apartment buildings, parks, squares, office complexes and schools… A new aesthetics of security shapes all types of constructions and imposes new logic of surveillance and distance…’. __________________________________________________________________________________________-Teresa Caldeira-___________________________________ Those individual works are interrelated regarding their concept. By investigating the relationships people develop within the urban landscape, the process of setting boundaries gained a central role. I have focused in the possibility of the physical boundary being resonant with the complexity of the boundaries we establish between one another. Therefore, starting from the materiality and dimension of the painting surface, the physical boundary of the picture frame stepped out of the wall to establish new boundaries. At the same time, a clear reference to a flag is created. I am interested in flags as notions as well as symbols which establish boundaries. In this case I build personal flags, one-man flags as a proposal to our behavioural currencies.

installation view at St. Luca gallery, Brussels (BE)

ONE-MAN FLAG II / 2017 / spray paint on bleached denim

installation view at 'Since when don't they like pink?' / Back to Athens / 2018

ONE-MAN FLAG I / 2017 / spray paint on bleached denim

Frontier / 2018 / spray paint o bleached denim, pieces of jeans textile, metal and concrete / installation view, Brussels (BE)

The 8m long denim cloth act as a physical boundary that divide the space and interacts with it. “Frontier” is an assemblage made of bleached denim cloth pieces and spray paint supported by a metal and concrete construction. Here, I am interested in situations such as, urban life, graffiti tags, territorial disputes and slogans on walls, while exploring a psychological space where individual expression confronts social constraint, and the traces left by these interactions.