Opening: Wednesday 26h September, 20.00 – 22.30
Dates: 26th September – 10th October
Stoa 42, Panepistimiou 42, Athens
Stoa 42 is pleased to present Love Story, a solo show by Florent Frizet.
In 1817, during his exile in Brussels, Jacques Louis David painted the work Love and Psyche depicting Cupid and Psyche.
Florent Frizet driven from his passion about the history of painting and especially for the genre of history painting attempts to revisit the Old Masters. True istoria such us biblical and religious scenes but also fabula such as pagan myths, allegories and mythology intrigue him. In the recent years the popularity of this genre has widely been waned. Frizet tries to revise its themes and form through an attempt to discover how certain gestures and figures have survived until today. The reactivation of emblematic paintings is a process of researching art history, an attempt to place them in todays’ sociopolitical context. The characters lose their identity and the landscapes become a land without a name where the ideas and the lost virtues dominate.
Florent Frizet (b. 1989) born in France, currently lives in Athens. He has graduated from the Ecole Nationale Supérieur des Beaux-Arts de Lyon. Selected exhibitions include Athens and its periphery in regards to contemporary paintings, The Breeder Gallery, Athens (2017), Even Closer to the Stars at the Institut Francais, Athens (2017), Elysee, Super, Athens (2017) and more.