From June 23 Il Colorificio presents “Exhausted”, the solo show by Greek artist Vasilis Papageorgiou. The solo show, curated by Nicolas Vamvouklis – in collaboration with K-Gold Temporary Gallery – provides a compendium of Papageorgiou’s lines of research. The exhibition takes the form of an open archive of his own creative process, presenting a new series of works derived from long-term research into subcultures in Europe. Starting from a state of physical or mental fatigue, he addresses the particular character of the local district of Giambellino, investigating the phenomenon of speed, the relationship between humans and machinery, and the functionality of objects.
We asked the artist to compile a diary about the ideas “behind” the exhibition.

OPENING 23 06 17  — H. 19 – 21

La mostra personale dell’artista greco Vasilis Papageorgiou assume la forma di un archivio aperto, presentando una serie di opere nate da una ricerca a lungo termine attorno alle sottoculture in Europa. A partire da uno stato di fatica mentale e fisica, Papageogiou indugia sulle peculiarità del quartiere del Giambellino, investigando fenomeni quali la velocità, la relazione tra l’uomo e la macchina e la funzionalità stessa degli oggetti.

Untitled, cnc milling on cast terazzo, 20*20 cm, 2016

Untitled, cnc milling on cast terazzo, 20*20 cm, 2016

Untitled, 2016, steel, 28 x 20 x 11 cm

Untitled, 2016, steel, 28 x 20 x 11 cm

Untitled, cast aluminium and led lamp, 27 30 13cm, 2017

Untitled, cast aluminium and led lamp, 27 30 13cm, 2017

Somebody had to do it, dimensions variable, steel, aluminum sheets, neon lights, cast iron, cast aluminum, clay, tiles, bottles, glass, marble, keys, plastic, plants, liquid glass, leather belt and automobile lights (BMW, Nissan, Toyota), 2016, exhibition view Somebody had to do it, Elika gallery

Somebody had to do it, dimensions variable, steel, aluminum sheets, neon lights, cast iron, cast aluminum, clay, tiles, bottles, glass, marble, keys, plastic, plants, liquid glass, leather belt and automobile lights (BMW, Nissan, Toyota), 2016, exhibition view Somebody had to do it, Elika gallery

Take a walk on the wild side, various techniques on pvc sheets, dimensions variable, 2017, studio view, part of ‘Exhausted’ show

Take a walk on the wild side, various techniques on pvc sheets, dimensions variable, 2017, studio view, part of ‘Exhausted’ show

Take a walk on the wild side, various techniques on pvc sheets, dimensions variable, 2017, studio view, part of ‘Exhausted’ show

Take a walk on the wild side, various techniques on pvc sheets, dimensions variable, 2017, studio view, part of ‘Exhausted’ show

This is for the barman, he is driving this car, 2016, steel metal and saddle from a 50cc motorbike, 105 x 42 x 30 cm

This is for the barman, he is driving this car, 2016, steel metal and saddle from a 50cc motorbike, 105 x 42 x 30 cm

Take a walk on the wild side, 3d printed brackets, dimensions variable, 2017, studio view, part of ‘Exhausted’ show

Take a walk on the wild side, 3d printed brackets, dimensions variable, 2017, studio view, part of ‘Exhausted’ show

Take a walk on the wild side, various techniques on pvc sheets, dimensions variable, 2017, studio view, part of ‘Exhausted’ show

Take a walk on the wild side, various techniques on pvc sheets, dimensions variable, 2017, studio view, part of ‘Exhausted’ show

Take a walk on the wild side, various techniques on pvc sheets, dimensions variable, 2017, studio view, part of ‘Exhausted’ show

Take a walk on the wild side, various techniques on pvc sheets, dimensions variable, 2017, studio view, part of ‘Exhausted’ show

All eyes on me II, digital photo and two car lights, 190*230cm, 2017, installation view at Clovis XV, curated by ‘ornothing’, detail

All eyes on me II, digital photo and two car lights, 190*230cm, 2017, installation view at Clovis XV, curated by ‘ornothing’, detail

All eyes on me II, digital video, digital photo, saddle, 240x360cm, 2017, installation view at Clovis XV, curated by ‘ornothing’

All eyes on me II, digital video, digital photo, saddle, 240x360cm, 2017, installation view at Clovis XV, curated by ‘ornothing’

Cheap imitations: exhaustion pipes, copper sheets, dimensions variable, 2017, studio view, part of ‘Exhausted’ show

Cheap imitations: exhaustion pipes, copper sheets, dimensions variable, 2017, studio view, part of ‘Exhausted’ show

Paramythias I, digital print on marble, 60x43cm, 2017

Paramythias I, digital print on marble, 60x43cm, 2017