In the exhibition "Flip moments" the frame is highlighted as the main unit of visual narrative, the continuity of an action is broken down and the drawn characters slowly complete their movement as if participating in a sacred mystery. Frozen snapshots picture bodies on the move, constituting drawn chapters with narrational gravity. Through the many breaks of the repetitive frames, the image sequences are transformed into visual fragments of stories to be seen; the discontinued action remains in limbo becomes the experienced chronicle of a meeting or a separation.
Stratigoula Giannikopoulou was born in Athens on 1966. She studied at the Athens School of Fine Arts (1984-1989) under Nikos Kessanlis and Dimitris Mitaras, and graduated with distinction. In 2001 she was awarded with a praise at the 1st Panhellenic Exhibition of Micrographic Art - Miniature. Works by the artist have been acquired by the Public Gallery of Agrinio, the Sotiris Fellios Collection, the Thomas Liakounaros Collection as well as other private collections in Greece and Cyprus. She lives and works in Athens.
Gallery Genesis courtesy of the Artist
Kiriakos Spirou – UND Athens