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Morphogenesis at the European Space Agency

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The European Space Agency Fine Arts Club is honored to present “Morphogenesis”, a pioneering exhibition by Stamatina Palmou. Hosted on the premises of the European Space Research and Technology Centre (ESTEC) in Noordwijk, the Netherlands, it will be on view from Monday, November 6th 2017.

One year after Vangelis Papathanasiou brilliant album Rosseta dedicated to the ESA incredible mission of the same name, one more greek, the environmental artist Stamatina Palmou is unveiling her prodigy visual compositions in the European Space Agency.

Stamatina’s most recent work draws inspiration from the botanical treasury of Pindos and Attica. Her work is, foremost, an expression of her love for the ever evolving life. The natural world with its recurring patterns, like symmetries, spirals, and meanders has always fascinated her interest. Her outlet for this love is through her growth as an environmental artist for 20 years, now. The combination of her vision and passion with the benefits of digital technology, that has embedded these algorithmic procedures, gives her the power to reveal forms that have never been seen before.

 Morphogenesis, the exhibition title, is a term describing the biological process that causes an organism develop its shape. The artist takes the freedom to employ this exact process to generate monumental compositions of highly magnified natural forms surrealistic, and highly geometric. Influenced by 20th century masters such as Georgia O‘ Keefe and David Hockney, Stamatina creates a visual vocabulary of her own, both beautiful and intriguing that provides a window on those information processing procedures from which forms are grown, illuminating the mysterious nature of life.

Without having an intentional representation in mind, each work is exceptional presenting one more adventure into a world of forms. Therefore, Stamatina consistently insists on unique, non-repeatable works, conceptually rejecting the impersonal mass reproduction. This brings her in contradistinction to the Pop art movement of the 1960s, and in agreement with Generative art dating back to the same period, which marked the swansong of mass culture and introduced complexity and uniqueness.

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Looking at all these transformations based on established forms and the genesis of something new, one might wonder, though, whether the old really gives place to the new or it is always present. Is there a beginning and an end? Let your eyes drift you into a perpetual change and movement where time disappears. Such art does not re-present another reality, rather it is the multidimensional reality.

About the artist:

Environmental artist, curator and educator Stamatina Palmou formally studied Photography (DipHE & BA Honours Photography, Midlessex University) and Art Psychotherapy (MSc foundation, Art Psychotherapy, Hellenic Art Psychotherapy Center). An infinite learner, she continued to pursue informal and self studies in the field of ecology, environmental management and planning.

Retrospectively, the body of her work functions within the frame of the Social Sculpture and employs various media such as installation, performance, photography, and design. The accumulation of field experience and data research on complex natural systems over the years led her to experiment on creating resources rather than merely utilizing them. Her materials of choice have focused to earth, wind, fire and water. In cross pollinating between their endless forms and combinations Stamatina seeks to generate a symbiotic, solution orientated mindset towards the environmental, economic and social issues of our time. The result of Stamatina’s grafted practice is a diverse spectrum of works from earthen buildings, urban forest interventions and lectures to workshops, agricultural landscapes and exhibitions. Her works are in collections in Europe, Asia and the USA.

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