Monday, 28 April 2014

 EleniKapiri is an artist on Naxos

working in sculpture, paint , photography and poetry

Eleni Kapiri was born in 1970 in Moni, on Naxos. Her father operated a marble quarry and this brought her into direct contact with the unique qualities of Naxian marble. She began to make her first sculptures at the age of 12. At 18 she studied at the Fine Arts School of Tinos.
She has spent time in Brighton, England, in Germany, and in Athens, but most of her working life has been on Naxos, which she loves with a fierce passion and pride.
  • In 2014 she will be exhibiting her sculpture, painting and photography in the Bazeos Tower on Naxos, in Athens and in Thessaloniki.
  • In 2000 she took part in an exhibition of traditional artworks in her home village of Moni.
  • In 2001 she held an exhibition of her work at the Venetian Museum in the historic old town - the Castro - of Naxos.
  • In 2004 she participated at "Dionysia", a series of activities and events organised by the Municipality of Naxos.
  • In 2007 she held an exhibition of her paintings (she began painting in 2003) at the "Naxos Cafe".
  • In 2008 she held her own exhibition in Athens, at the Art Hall.
Many of her works are in private collections. Tragically in 1996 a great deal of her work to that time was stolen from her studio.
"Elements from the African, Indian, Maori as well as from the Buddhist sculpture of the Far East make her artworks part of the contemporary global aesthetic." Stamatina Palmou
"With her work Eleni Kapiri takes the history of human art from the very beginning. She is like the Statue of Liberty - only that instead of the torch, she is holding a paint brush or a chisel." Jimmy Efthimiou
"Tracey Emin on steroids. A unique perspective. A sense of the energy and tension in things, and a powerful connection with the natural world and her home, Naxos." David Simpson
More pictures of Eleni's sculpture, painting and photography, and translations of her poems, to follow
All images copyright © Eleni Kapiri 2013 - not to be reproduced or used without the permission of the artist.
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