The European Space Agency Fine Arts Club is hosting an exhibition featuring the work of a pioneering Greek artist at the European Space Research and Technology Centre (ESTEC) in Noordwijk, the Netherlands from Monday, November 6th, 2017.
The environmental artist, educator and curator Stamatina Palmou will be displaying her powerful visual compositions under the title “Morphogenesis,” a term that describes the biological process through which an organism develops its shape.
The exhibits are digital representations of recurring natural patterns in the form of symmetries, spirals, and meanders that are not visible to the naked eye. Stamatina is inspired by Greek nature and this time she draws on the botanical wealth of Pindos and Attica.
Ms Palmou studied Photography (DipHE & BA Honours Photography, Midlessex University) and Art Psychotherapy (MSc foundation, Art Psychotherapy, Hellenic Art Psychotherapy Center) while her personal interests have led her to expand her knowledge in the field of ecology, environmental management and planning. She has been Influenced by emblematic 20th-century artists, such as Georgia O‘Keefe and David Hockney.
According to a review at the Hellenic News of America, “the body of her work functions within the frame of the Social Sculpture and employs various media such as installation, performance, photography, and design. The accumulation of field experience and data research on complex natural systems over the years led her to experiment with creating resources rather than merely utilizing them. Her materials of choice have focused on earth, wind, fire and water. In cross-pollinating between their endless forms and combinations.”
As an artist, Palmou is opposed to the mentality of mass reproduction, which aligns her work with the movement of Generative art from the 60’s. She seeks to create unique images that cannot be repeated. Her works can be found in collections in Europe, Asia and the USA.
This is the second time a Greek artist’s work is showcased at the ESA. It was only last year that Vangelis Papathanasiou presented his album Rosseta, which was dedicated to the homonymous ESA mission.