OCTOBER 20 - OCTOBER 31, 2022

PARALLEL TRANSMUTATION

Mamush Gallery is pleased to invite you to the opening of the solo exhibition "Parallel Transmutations" by Rania Schoretsaniti, in the presence of the artist. We are proud to present the solo exhibition “Parallel Trasmutation” by artist Rania Schoretsaniti.

RANIA SCHORETSANITI | SOLO EXHIBITION

Rania Schoretsaniti’s solo exhibition entitled “Parallel transmutations” at the Mamush Gallery opens on Thursday October, 20, at 8.00 pm. The artist presents monochromatic egg temperas on paper, high reliefs, and sculptures in the round, all recent works characterized by their morphological coherence. By using a single shape, the trapezoid, which she repeats in different sizes and perspectives, Schoretsaniti composes complex geometrical conglomerations that deal with visual perception.

In the catalogue’s text, art historian Bia Papadopoulou writes: “With one’s movement in space, the three-dimensional trapezoids are transmuted into new shapes; depending on the viewer’s angle, they merge and separate, the compact masses are transformed into open forms and vice versa… The artist turns visitors into active recipients by optimizing their conceptual vision”.

In her recent works, Rania Schoretsaniti deals with the viewers’ perception and objective sight. The artist creates complex geometrical conglomerations using only one shape: the trapezoid, a codified allusion to John Climacus’ ladder. Multiple such units, in different sizes and perspectives, are placed next to each other, constituting a rhythmic dance whole. The new monochromatic compositions on paper –made with egg temperas that she herself meticulously prepares– reveal the hidden structure while suggesting the process of production of the rest of her works.

In her high reliefs, that frequently develop like friezes on the wall, the artist hides the structural units, covering them entirely with fabric, usually in red or black colour. Alternatively, she leaves certain parts unwrapped, demonstrating part of the substructure, allowing the white wall to show through. With one’s movement in space, the three-dimensional trapezoids are transmuted into new shapes; depending on the viewer’s angle, they merge and separate, the compact masses are transformed into open forms and vice versa.

These unique constructions evolve into sculptures in the round, occupying real space. With the multiplication of the points of view, the illusion is intensified and the game between presence-absence, full-void is culminated. The artist turns visitors into active recipients by optimizing their conceptual vision.

The works recount abstract, cryptographic, experiential stories. The titles actuate the mind: “Punishment”, “Subordination”, “Prayer”, “Angel”, “Life”.

Through the poetry and spirituality of geometry, Schoretsaniti talks about human transcendence and the purification of the soul, composing, at the same time, a hymn to the feast of life.

Bia Papadopoulou Art Historian, curator

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