When one thinks of Greece, one cannot help but think of the stunning azure ocean that surrounds the beautiful nation state. Although travel may not be an option for most right now, for those dreaming of the white sands and blue waters of Greece’s famed beaches, a visit to Greek artist Ellie Lasthiotaki’s exhibition, Lines and Fragments of Gaia, may help sate some of that wanderlust.
Gallery 1819’s first foreign solo art show, the Lines and Fragments of Gaia exhibition is a new collection of paintings and sculptures by Lasthiotaki that hopes to evoke memories of a sunny yet breezy Greek summer. From the drowsy heat of the sun and the lapping waves of the sea to the bright colours that harken back to the art of the ancient Minoans—ancestors of the Greeks—this collection exemplifies an integral part of Lasthiotaki’s art: the concept of constant movement and flow. Through the language of art, she aims to express what goes beyond the tangible and to let the medium, technique and colours speak for themselves.
"Lines and Fragments of Gaia is a humble endeavour to bring forth Lasthiotaki’s visual expression, combining the Mediterranean and a South East Asian feel " said Zak Lo, founder and gallery director of Gallery 1819, which typically features Southeast Asian artworks by artists in the region.
"2021 is an important year for Greek history as it commemorates the bicentennial of the Greek Revolution. Gallery 1819 is proud, along with the Greek community in Singapore, to celebrate through the exhibition, the values of freedom, democracy and the independence of Greece."