Thursday, 20 September 2018

Every Time the Force Attaching me to the Earth is Greater than the one Lifting Me into the Air


Every Time the Force Attaching me to the Earth is Greater than the one Lifting Me into the Air, 2018 
Wood, ceramic bricks, acrylic, pencil
120 x 69 x 24 cm 

Escape is round the corner



Escape is round the corner, 2018 
Steel rusty rod, 
48 x 106 

Κρυψώνα


Κρυψώνα,  2018
Ceramic, concrete, wood, steel, marble, plaster, plastic 
30 X 22 cm

Wednesday, 19 September 2018

Measuring the Distance to the Goal


Measuring the Distance to the Goal, 2018 
Wood, concrete, acrylic 
123 x 26 x 16 cm 

Displacement of the Self



Displacement of the Self, 2018 
Concrete, wood, acrylic

Partitur


Partitur2018 
Cement rock, wood, rope, paper tape, acrylic, paper, cardboard, ceramic 
21 x 50 x 18

Friday, 24 August 2018

Assembling the Self (Model)


Assembling the Self (Model) 2018 
Wood, concrete and acrylic 
60 x 29 x 20 cm 

Monday, 13 August 2018

Temporary Shelter and Sparse Belongings



Temporary Shelter and Sparse Belongings, 2018 
Wood, acrylic, oil, rope, brass
Variable dimensions

Your Concern is My Defense



Your Concern is My Defense, 2018 
Wood, cement, rocks 
85 x 60 x 10 cm 

Thursday, 17 May 2018

The Court Jesters Series







The Court Jesters series, 2017-18
Oil, acrylic, pencil and oil pastel on canvas
150 x 150 cm

Friday, 9 March 2018

Untitled (Debate on Chimneys Series)




Untitled (Debate on Chimneys Series) 2018
Acrylic and oil on canvas
150 x 150 cm 

Sunday, 4 February 2018

Puppet Sun




Puppet Sun, 2017
Marble, wood, acrylic, iron base
75 x 24 x 20 cm


NEON presents Kostis Velonis’s A Puppet Sun, at a historical neoclassical residence at Kaplanon 11, Athens for CITY PROJECT 2017. The exhibition is curated by Vassilis Oikonomopoulos, Assistant Curator, Collections International Art, Tate Modern. Velonis has conceived A Puppet Sun, his largest solo exhibition in Greece to date, especially for the site of Kaplanon 11, responding to its history, architecture and position in the heart of the city.
CITY PROJECT is an initiative for public art and the city, conceived and commissioned annually by NEON to a Greek artist. NEON aims to activate public and historical places through contemporary art, contributing to the interaction of art, society and the city. Now in its fourth year of CITY PROJECT, NEON has previously presented Aemilia Papaphilippou, Maria Loizidou and Zafos Xagoraris in 2014, 2015 and 2016 respectively.
The neoclassical residence of Kaplanon, constructed in 1891 is the last remaining buildings of its kind in Athens. It was first occupied by Pavlos Kountouriotis, an admiral who later became the first President of the Second Hellenic Republic. At the start of the twentieth century, the residence was acquired by the Zouzoula family, when the ground floor became the political office of Apostolos Zouzoulas. In a period of historical significance between the 1910s and the 1920s it served as the headquarters of the People’s Party ‘Laikon Komma’. During the same time, Eleni Zouzoula-Kanellopoulos, the first female author of children’s books in Greece, established a literary salon in the residence. This became a central meeting point for literary figures, poets, painters and intellectuals that defined with their work the culture of the time in Athens. During the Metaxa regime, before the Second World War, it was transformed into a residence for female students ‘O Oikos tis Foititrias’. Later, during the Nazi Occupation, the residence was sold by its owners only to be partially bought back in the post-war years, remaining however constantly a student residence until the early 1990s.
An important part of Greece’s modern history is connected to the residence. In this extraordinary space, Kostis Velonis’ work addresses the site’s lived experience and memory, investigating the powerful historical, political, cultural intersections but also personal narratives that are present. A Puppet Sun reflects Velonis’ desire to bring the multiple narratives of the residence back into existence. His choices of material are not only meant to represent history, politics, or social developments but simply for what they are as they become an opportunity to experiment with forms and examine the conceptual potentials of art.
In this unique context, Velonis’ work weaves through parallel stories with 25 new works and creates new relations between site and artwork, but also time, space and memory.

As if Only Through the Stage I Could Restrict My Desire to Live


As if Only Through the Stage I Could
Restrict My Desire to Live, 2017
Wood, bronze, acrylic, oil
50.5 x 33.5 x 20 cm 

Notre dame des fleurs




Notre dame des fleurs, 2017 
Ceramic, wood, plasticine, acrylic, oil 
44 x 210 x 55 cm

Days Left



Days Left, 2017
170 x 102 x 125 cm
Wood, plywood, acrylic,oil 

You Glow in my Heart like the Flames of Uncounted Candles



You Glow in my Heart like the Flames of
Uncounted Candles, 2017
Cement, wood, plywood, paper, acrylic, oil,
watercolour 
136 x 45 x 36 cm

Saturday, 3 February 2018

Hold me Tight


Hold me Tight, 2017
Wood, iron, metal, fabric
256 x 263 x 85 cm

Dead Feathers Unfolded




Dead Feathers Unfolded, 2017
Wood, plywood, acrylic, oil
93 x 166 x 192 cm

The Tigers of Wrath are Wiser than the Horses of Instruction




The Tigers of Wrath are Wiser than the
Horses of Instruction, 2017
Wood, metal, acrylic, oil, spray
123 x 82 x 134 cm 



Strike Operations Plan



Strike Operations Plan, 2017
Wood, plaster, metal, plastic wheels, wire
290 x 120 x 70 cm

State of Suspense

State of Suspense, 2017
Wood, acrylic, felt, oil
10 x 5 x 4 cm

Lighthouse

Lighthouse,  2017
Concrete, wood, acrylic, oil, iron
240 x 27 x 28 cm 

Sinking Deep Under my Skin Wide like the Sea







Sinking Deep Under my Skin Wide like the Sea, 2017
Wood, iron, barnacle
14 x 149 x 62 cm 

I See the Sign



I See the Sign, 2017
Wood, acrylic, iron
144 x 151 x 41 

Going the Distance Series





Going the Distance Series, 2017
Cement, wood, acrylic
30 x 100 x 90 cm

Force of the Sky





Force of the Sky, 2017
Concrete, wood, acrylic
104 x 21 x 40 cm

Monday, 18 December 2017

The Ability to Keep an Upright Posture While Standing Still




The Ability to Keep an Upright Posture While Standing Still (Partial Reconstruction of Joaquin Garcia Torres Toy Figures as an Instrument of Research for Politics) 2017
Wood, stucco, acrylic, cement 
199 x 94 x 22 cm

Thinking on Your Feet



Thinking on Your Feet (Partial Reconstruction of Joaquin Garcia Torres Toy Figures
as an Instrument of Research for Politics), 2017
Wood, acrylic, stucco, cement 
172 x 30 x 47 cm 

Thursday, 7 December 2017

Fellows Erect the Stele





Fellows Erect the Stele, 2017
Marble, cement, oil paint
70 x 70 x 20 cm 


Thursday, 9 November 2017

Killing Me Softly



Killing me Softly, 2017
Cement, metal
195 x 33 x 38 cm

Weathered




Weathered, 2017
Iron, ceramic, wooden clay, veneer
41 x 20 x 13 cm

Friday, 13 October 2017

We Keep this Flame

We Keep this Flame, 2017
Wood, iron, plasticine, acrylic, oil
90 x 93 x 38 cm 

Debate on Chimneys


Debate on Chimneys, 2017
Wood, plywood, ceramic , acrylic
128 x 48 x 131 cm 

Wind at my Back


Wind at my Back, 2017
Wood, ceramic , acrylic
72 x 32 x 40 cm