Her tears were expensive; fresh water pearls

DIMENSIONS 20" x 16" MEDIUM archival pigment print

Limited edition of 50 + 3APs + 2PPs
Accompanied by certificate of authenticity signed and numbered by the artist

Ariana Papademetropoulous creates portals which usher in the liminal space between perception and delusion. Her paintings, installations, performances and videos exist in worlds built above and below this one, places where we can channel visions hidden in plain sight. What is held in an image, how does fantasy blend and disintegrate? Papademetropoulous investigates, rupturing reality like the vertigo of the past overlaid on pastel present. She paints with seamless softness, creating a perspectival filter that snuffs out romantic linkages and the magic of reality. 

Ariana Papademetropoulos (b. 1990, Pasadena, CA, USA) lives and works in Los Angeles, California. Papademetropoulos completed her BFA at California Institute of the Arts in 2012. Solo exhibitions include Vito Schnabel Gallery, New York, NY (forthcoming),  Soft Opening, London, UK (forthcoming), Just Like Arcadia, The Breeder, Athens, Greece (2019), Sunken Gardens, Soft Opening, London, UK (2018), and The Man Who Saved a Dog from an Imaginary Fire, Wilding Cran, Los Angeles, CA (2017)Selected group exhibitions include All of them Witches, Deitch Projects, Los Angeles, CA (2020), and Anima Mundi, Manifesta, Marseille, France (forthcoming) . In 2017 she curated Revenge of the Crystal at SADE, Los Angeles and in 2014 she organised Veils, an exhibition at The Underground Museum in Los Angeles. 

Framing options are black or white painted wood, ⅞” wide flat face and ⅞” deep, with UV acrylic glass. Prints are framed edge to edge.

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