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Foivos Koukopoulos

Born in 1987 in Thessaloniki, Greece
Lives in Thessaloniki

Synthesis 05. 2011. Welded together steel hollow sections, coated with primer and coloured with black paint spray. 59,8 × 43,5 × 93,7 cm. Courtesy of the artist

Louis Sullivan wrote: “It is the pervading law of all things organic and inorganic, of all things physical and metaphysical, of all things human and all things super-human, of all true manifestations of the head, of the heart, of the soul, that the life is recognizable in its expression, that form ever follows function. This is the law.” Within the limits of sculpture I produce artworks that could comprise synthetic principles for architectural design. My primary aim is synthetic balance. This balance is associated with the length and the thickness of the elements, the degrees of the angles, the visual high and low density spots, the relations between the individual elements and the relation between them and the sculpture’s surrounding space.

Foivos Koukopoulos

July 2, 2014

On June 24 and 25, 4th Moscow International Biennale for Young Art began. 3069 applications by artists under 35 from 84 countries of the world were submitted for the competition, which lasted from November 2013 through March 2014. David Elliott, Artistic Director of the Biennale, proposed the motto A Time for Dreams as the general theme, and curated the main Biennale project, which presented works by 83 artists from 32 countries of the world.

June 17, 2014

The educational program of the Biennale, curated by Antonio Geusa and coordinated by Ekaterina Razdumina, is entitled Wise Advice, and aims at helping young artists to find answers to various questions that concern their creative growth and career development.