PANOS PAPADOPOULOS

Born in 1975 in Athens (GR)
Lives and works in Athens (GR)

 

Panos Papadopoulos was born in 1975 in Athens. He lives and works in Athens and Vienna. In 2015, he was a resident at Hooper Projects art residency, Los Angeles. He is the co-founder of the art collective Dadada Academy, founded in 2009 in Vienna. He studied in the School of Fine Arts in Vienna (Prof. Marcus Prachensky) and was awarded the «Meisterschülerpreis» of the Academy. His artwork was represented in the 4th Athens Biennale in 2013 and has participated in numerous solo and group shows in Vienna, Athens, Paris, Berlin, New York, Leipzig, Cologne and elsewhere.

Panos Papadopoulos work is a mixture of conceptual, minimal, abstract and expressionist art. Departing from his earlier works – text-populated, noisy, post punk abstract oil paintings –, Papadopoulos here allows space to emerge, creating interiors and replacing the text with objects; yet the objects still hold on to their linguistic potency, often acting as symbols of language. It is the empty space, the sound of silence that adds tension to these objects. Basically, he turns drawings into paintings, leaving the viewer with the impression of the absent, the incomplete, the unfinished. Is their appearance deceiving; is there more than meets the eye?

“Often people ask me if my oil paintings are finished or why do they look so empty,” says the Athens-born painter. “My previous works of art were dense and intense; they had lots of layers and were full of text and information. So I started to abstract from the… abstract. I like to take advantage of the whiteness of the canvas in order to highlight the things that matter the most”. In his new works, he takes away the “noise” and a lot of other paint elements, in order to emphasize on the power of color and the brushstroke itself. “It is interesting to see how people react to minimal paintings, especially in a world were they are used to wanting more. But there is a lot of tense in the drawing and the color composition, you just have to look closer”, he explains.

SOLO SHOW

2018

Drawing yourself into corners, Martinetz, Cologne (GE)

2017

Simulations, Salon de Bricolage, Athens (GR)

2016

Almost Empty, Dio Horia, Mykonos (GR)
Blank views, Galerie MARTINEZ, Cologne (DE)
Narcissism-Masochism-Fetishism, Eleni Koroneou Gallery, Athens (GR)

2015

Domestic Views II, cur. Katharina Abpurg and Mia Laska, Vienna (AT)
Domestic Views, Torri Gallery & Lucile Avenue space project, LA (US)

2014

Solo show, Gallery Ileana Tounta, Athens (GR)

2013

..painting..music&vodka, Ommu Distribution, Athens (GR)
Commission for a mural (7m x 8m) in Palais Weihburg, Vienna (AT)

2012

Headquarters, curated by Marina Fokidis, Kunsthalle Athena, Athens (GR)

2010

Wasted Sperma, Ve.Sch, Vienna (AT)

GROUP SHOW

2018

Gold und liebe, liebe für gold, Haus N, Athens (GR)

2017

Present, DaDa Da Academy, IFAC, Athens (GR)
It Looks Like Up To Me, Eleni Koroneou Gallery, Athens (GR)

2016

Self Hypnosis, Galerie Kunstbüro, Vienna (AT)
Parallel Vienna IV, Vienna (AT)

2015

The Vacancy, Galerie CRONE, Berlin (DE)
DIFFERENT THINGS HAPPEN/ PATHOLOGICAL HOARDING, Gabrielle Senn Galerie, Vienna (AT)
Austere, cur. Cedric Aurelle and Shyan Rahimi, Los Angeles (US)
Color Value Vienna #1, Wiener Art Foundation, Vienna (AT)

2013

Nostalgia Nevrosa, cur. Iliana Fokianaki, Remap 4, Athens (GR)
The Program, UIC 400 Gallery, cur. Michael Hall – Chicago (US)
That’s not a image, CAN Gallery, Athens (GR)
Lustlands, cur. Nadja Argyropoulou & The Callas, Family Business Gallery, New York (US)

2012

The Garden of Eden, Palais de Tokyo, Paris (FR)
Neue Tiere, Kunstferein Koelnberg, Cologne, (DE)
Panos Papadopoulos, Tobi Binaer, Jannis Varelas, Wiener Art Foundation (AT)
(Kunstbuero), cur. Stefan Bidner, Vienna (AT)

2011

Remap 3, “Grrr&Hmm”, cur. Stefan Bidner, Athens (GR)
das Manihesto, DaDa Da Academy, cur. Eirini Papakonstantinou, State (GR)
Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki (GR)

2010

Psychonavigation, EEG Gallery, Leipzig, (DE)
Archive on View, DaDa Da Academy, Contemporary Art Center & Corridor Gallery,
cur. Jakob Racek, Plovdiv, Bulgaria (BG)

2009

The Opening, DaDa Da Academy, Kunstraum am Schauplatz, Vienna (AT)
Rythm&Painting, Gallery Amer Abbas (Kunstbuero), Vienna (AT)

FAIRS

2017

Art Cologne, Petra Martinetz Gallery, Cologne, (DE)

2016

Vienna Contemporary Fair, Vienna (AT)

2015

Parallel Vienna III, Vienna (AT)

2014

Parallel Vienna II Fair, Vienna (AT)

2013

4th Athens Biennale, “el Greco’s business lounge”, Athens (GR)
Parallel Vienna Fair, Vienna (AT)

Art Athina, “DaDa Da Restaurant”

2012

The Greek Pavillon, Berlin Kreuzberg Biennale (DE)

2009

2nd Athens Biennale, Going blind to the AthensBiennale, Athens (GR)

PRIZE

2013-2014

1st award and comission for a mural at palais Weihburgasse, Vienna, (AT)

1999

“Meisterschulpreis”, Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna (AT)

1998

“Golden Fügerpreis” (for best drawing), Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna (AT)

RESIDENCY

2015

Hooper Projects residency, Los Angeles (US)

2011

Artists Residency, Lenikus collection, Vienna (AT)

COLLECTIONS

2016

Van Tuyckom collection, Brussels, (BE)

2014

State of Austria, Belvedere Gallery Collection, Vienne, (AT)