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Contrasting explorations of ephemerality

THE ART of Ioanna Terlidou and Piyi Wong might appear at first glance to be very different, yet there is something that these artists have in common, and that is their exploration of a similar theme. FokiaNou Art Space is pleased to present a two-person exhibition with their work that runs till April 16. Ioanna Terlidou and Piyi Wong, are artists who work in vastly different media but with a common delicate, light-weight approach, evoking ephemerality. Terlidou’s work in fabric, embroidery, crochet and weaving, injects transparency and a play of light, which reveals different aspects of the fabric at different moments; fleeting glimpses of human figures recall shadow theater. Likewise, Wong’s photographic botany portraiture has a direct and immediate quality in capturing fragments of time, expressing the transitory, momentary concept of ephemerality, inspired by Lao Zi’s philosophical concept of Ziran.

Ioanna Terlidou, originally from Thessaloniki, studied tapestry and drawing at the Ecole Nationale Superieure des Beaux Arts, on a scholarship from EOMMEX (Hellenic Organization of Small and Medium Sized Enterprises and Handicraft). Upon returning to Greece, she set up her studio in Pilion, where she initially worked with a traditional (seated) floor loom. She later moved to a vertical loom, which helped her develop a more personal artistic style. Terlidou has shown her work at E-Mi Gallery, Volos; Gallery 7, Athens; the Folkloric Museum of Larissa and the Archaelogical Museum, Volos, among others.

Work by Terlidou

Piyi Wong is a multidisciplinary artist/designer from a Chinese/Malaysian background. She earned her degree in Graphics and Media and graduated with Honours from the London College of Printing, part of the collegiate University of the Arts London. She has resided and worked in Greece for the last ten years, attending for 3 years the Athens School of Fine Arts as a visiting artist in the Graphics Lab (letterpress and book making) and the Photography Lab. She also worked as art director at the award winning Leo Burnet Kuala Lumpur and collaborated with the artist/photographer Justin Brice Guariglia.

Work by Wong
  • “Ephemeral”, with the works of Ioanna Terlidou and Piyi Wong, runs 31 March – 16 April, 2022. Open Thursday – Saturday 17.00-20.00. FokiaNou Art Space is on Fokianou 24, 7th Floor, Pagrati  Metro:  Evangelismos


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