ANDREAS GOLFINOPOULOS Recollections from Greece: Fall 1972 - x +
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CN: GolA1972fall

MT: enameled stoneware (21x33x20)

DN: Mr. Andreas Golfinopoulos - 2008

LC: ACG - Presidential Residence

CM: During the three years that he was in England under scholarship at the University of Middlesex (1970-1973), Andreas Golfinopoulos created a series of sculptures with composite materials. The present work is ceramic and was inspired by the general feeling of nostos, the love for one's country when one is away. Entitled Fall, it belongs to the Memories of Greece series of works. Here, Golfinopoulos represents in a highly subjective manner a column that is has fallen. The viewer distinguish the base of the column from which emerges a series of drums. Fallen, the column appears like the backbone of Greece as a creature whose vertebrae are rid of flesh. With Fall Golfinopoulos refers to the mental, social and spiritual decline of Greece during military junta of 1967-1974. By falling the column loses its straightness and bends, but is not destroyed. The column's survival is owed to its skeleton's crosslike structure. Greece should be able to stand up yet again whenever its people will it. The colors are an approximation of aged marble. The sections across the column's length are based on the study of gold intersections and alignments as known in the broader work of Golfinopoulos.

[Megakles Rogakos 12/2008]

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