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Antigone Pagonas - “Apoplous II”


In the context of the great celebration of shipping "Posidonia", the AndieArt Space presents Antigone Pagonas' photographic project "Apoplous II", which returns enriched with new works, after the first exhibition in Piraeus, in 2021.

Antigone Pagonas, having worked for more than 20 years in the shipping sector, she presents the images of her own sea  wanderings, with her starting point, the port of her "Apoplous", Piraeus.

Pagonas, in both her painting and photographic endeavors, is always looking for places that will lead her to a process of introspection and self- knowledge...

Rocks, shores, ports, seas, ship details are the subject of her images that are transformed, as she does not hesitate to experiment either with surfaces and angles, or to isolate details, or take advantage of the light and color giving her images a metaphysical dimension. Pagonas creates simple, almost abstract images, with a strong mysterious character. Her works stand intact and timeless, without betraying a specific location or time. The 2:1 cinematic frames satisfy the viewer's eye, while the strictness of the square, in other cases, captures him to her own point of interest.

The sailing, the departure, the Apoplous of the ship marks the beginning of an inner search which in the case of Pagona is an end in itself. An endless journey in which distant and exotic coasts, cosmopolitan ports, and images from the Greek seas and islands alternate.

Her origin from the island of Chios, the life in Monaco and Switzerland, the family tradition in the field of shipping are some of the elements that shaped the look of a cosmopolitan traveler whose connection with the sea is deep and organic.

Anna Chassanakou
Art Historian / Curator

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