'Mine, Others and Yours' at WE ARE BUD Project Space


Mine, Others and Yours
An exhibition with new works by Aristeidis Lappas and Sophie Vallance Cantor
Curated by Eleni Papazoglou

WE ARE BUD Millerou 43, Metaxourgio, Athens
Opening: Thursday 07 September 2017 19.30
Exhibition duration: 07–21 September 2017

A conversation with oneself made public.
A long monologue presented through snip-its.

Lappas’ use of medium with childlike persistence communes with the work of Vallance Cantor, who creates rebellious outcomes evidencing her own discovery of self. In addition to exploring the visual dialogue between the two artists’ style—both characterised by the urge for instantaneous making as a method for externalising thoughts—the pairing extracts the philosophical affinities between the two, each offering a meditation on the inseparable realms of the naive and the sophisticated, the spontaneous and the self-aware. These explorations are discussed with charged immediacy, evident through the choice of materials and language: anything is up for grabs— napkins, spray paint, found objects, other people’s stories, and events witnessed on the street.

Vallance Cantor and Lappas are understanding their world, distilling complexity into simplicity, private yet public. By presenting inside jokes that make the outsider laugh, the works acknowledge the vulnerability and bravery required in one’s everyday existence.

About the artists:

Aristeidis Lappas (Athens, 1993) lives and work in Athens. He studied for a BA in the University of West England, Bristol, UK during which time he did an exchange program program with Academia De Belle Arti, Bologna, Italy. He has exhibited his work internationally in exhibitions such as, Liminal, curated by Christina Petkopoulou, Praxitelous 33, Athens, Greece (2016); Interceptions, curated by Eleonora Cantini, La micro, Barcelona, Spain (2016); Break A Lead: Masque, Old Truman Brewery, London, U.K.

Sophie Vallance Cantor (b. Stirling, Scotland, 1993) studied at Camberwell College of Arts in London and has lived and worked in Berlin, Germany since 2015. The multidisciplianry nature of her work derives from the ideology that anything and everything is usable material. Although she employs drawing, sculpture and film, the core of her practise is always an inevitable return to painting. She has exhibited in London in multiple spaces including ‘Mall Galleries’, ‘CGP Gallery’, and ‘Arch Collective’, and participated in ‘24 Hour Project’ a collaborative project with other practitioners from Camberwell College of Arts. She has two upcoming exhibitions for 2017 in Berlin. www.sophievallance.com

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