In his latest exhibition, Apostolos Palavrakis surprises us with seemingly unfamiliar object-like sculptures, sometimes reminiscent of utopian architectural designs. It makes us think of the great period of intellectual awakening at the beginning of the last century, first and foremost in Russia with the Suprematists and their models of utopia. He consciously deploys these formal references in his work, but at the same time Palavrakis explores the dystopian moment of these avant-garde concepts, which sought radical change not only in the aesthetic, but also in the overall social context. And thus his constructions are permanently held between stability and collapse. We view the complex three-dimensional compositions with both infusion and astonishment, wandering round them, causing the works to seem to unfold and close over and over again, resulting in ever new visual perceptions.
German / English
30 x 24.5 cm