02. Artists

Andreas Lolis

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b. 1970; lives and works in Athens (Greece)

Using the techniques of classical marble sculpture, Andreas Lolis produces replicas of  veryday objects so meticulous that they are often confused with their models. Cardboard boxes and polystyrene packaging, for example, are imbued with a fresh symbolic charge that underscores their reality; as if the metaphor of artistic materials is interrupting the endlessly consumable, disposable flow of their plebeian equivalents.

Andreas Lolis has exhibited at the Athens Biennial, the Hayward Gallery (London), the Palais de Tokyo (Paris) and the Mϋnchner Kϋnstlerhaus (Munich).

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Works


La vie moderne

Permanent Residence, Création Biennale 2015

From a distance, it looks like the cardboard shelter of a homeless person. Close up, the precious, exquisitely carved marble that it is reproduces the textures, colours and shapes of the objects it imitates. Amongst the economic convulsions and political negotiations, Andreas Lolis’s sculpture seems to have taken on the role of a monument dedicated to the crisis currently affecting Greece and the Greeks. By choosing a noble material like marble to create forms that ooze poverty, Andreas Lolis has charged the reality of our contemporary world – its packaging, its residues, its chunks of polystyrene, whether manufactured or human – with obvious symbolism.

Courtesy de l’artiste et The Breeder, Athènes

Venues : La Sucrière

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Andreas Lolis 3 photos
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Andreas Lolis
Permanent Residence - Création Biennale 2015
La vie moderne | La Sucrière
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© Blaise Adilon

Andreas Lolis
Permanent Residence - Création Biennale 2015
La vie moderne | La Sucrière
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© Blaise Adilon

Andreas Lolis
Permanent Residence - Création Biennale 2015
La vie moderne | La Sucrière