22 Feb – 12 March 2023
Private View: Thursday 23 Feb, 6-8pm. Please RSVP for numbers.
Walk-in Workshops**: Sat 25 Feb, Thurs 2 and Sat 4 March, 1:00-4:00pm. All welcome!
Artists talk: Sat 11 March, 2:30pm. All welcome.
Stathis Dimitriadis presents his latest series of text based sculptures and poetic objects
WORDSROBJECTS is a body of work developed the last 3 years at the convergence of conceptual art, craft, and poetry. With a fusion of text and imagery into materials such as ceramic, paper or found objects, Stathis creates paradoxical, metaphorical, and playful associations that challenge the familiar use of text and enhance the experience of objecthood.
Each of the artworks is produced with a unique process that pushes the boundaries between language and matter. Vessels are hand thrown, sliced, peeled, filled with paper, and stencilled with words and verses. Poems are written, fragmented, carved and drawn onto sculpted or found objects.
**Workshops: The public is invited to engage and respond to the experimental nature of the show by participating in walk-in concrete poetry workshops of combining objects with words.
About the Artist
Stathis Dimitriadis was born in Greece and lives and works in London. He started his training as a potter and continued with an MA in Fine Arts by project at the Cass Faculty of Art, LondonMet University.
Stathis was a finalist for the Royal Sculptors Public Art Award 2015, the National Sculpture Prize 2016 and the Ashurst Emerging Artist Prize 2016. His work was included in ceramic Biennials and public collections in Portugal, Spain, Austria, Germany and Romania.
He has recently exhibited at the ING Discerning Eye 2022 and performed in collaborations at the European Poetry Festival.
He is a member of the Royal Society of Sculptors and WORDSROBJECTS is his second solo exhibition.