Thomas de Quincey wrote that “humani a mi nihil alienum puto” which means nothing human is strange to me. In the translation, the word puto, to think or consider, is missing. The reader is left wondering “nothing human is strange to him” or “he thinks nothing human is strange”.
The general source of Panos Papadopoulos paintings is the observation of the daily life. Subtle, measured, ordinary things are the starting points for his canvases. The end point however, reveals a largess of feeling. Feeling that is expressed either from a settle sense of humor or through his painterly practices or else from the way he depicts mundane gestures and found objects. His painting practice resembles a musical combination composed of both high notes (excessive lines, harsh brushstrokes) and lower notes, even silent ones (expressed with transparent details and empty spaces). Moreover, in this series of work Papadopoulos portrays the reality of uneventful private spaces. Through this subject matter, the artist explores the relationship of composition, colour, gesture and materiality.
PANOS PAPADOPOULOS (b.1975, Αthens) lives and works in Athens. Papadopoulos has presented his work in a number of solo and group exhibitions like: Blank Views, Martinetz gallery, (2016, Cologne), Narcissism-Masochism-Fetishism, Eleni Koroneou gallery (2016, Athens), Hooper Projects residency program, (2015, LA), 4TH Athens Biennial (2013, Athens), The Program, Gallery 400 (2013, Chicago) and Evil, Palais de Tokyo (2012, Paris)