CULTURE

Geometry combined with color

The inexhaustible ways in which color and geometric shapes structure architectural space has been a constant preoccupation for painter Opy Zouni since the 1970s. Her work remains focused on that original concept and includes the countless variations of that theme. This is what makes «Itineraries through Light and Color,» a retrospective exhibition of the artist’s work on show for a few more days at the Museum of Cycladic Art, a homogeneous and focused show. It is curated by Yiannis Bolis, author of a monograph on the artist produced by K. Adam publishing in collaboration with the museum. The monograph, which is part of a series released by the Greek publishing house, also covers the exhibition. The paintings of Opy Zouni create optical illusions and play with our perception of space and depth. Strong colors that span the entire chromatic spectrum are juxtaposed in unusual combinations and applied in flat areas. In Zouni’s works light is suggested through color alone, not shadow. The latter is completely absent in his work and so is the depiction of the human figure. Her work is said to draw its inspirations from various sources: Bauhaus, op art, constructivism and de Stijl as well as the monumental architecture of ancient Egypt, the country where Zouni was born. At the Museum of Cycladic Art (4 Neofytou Douka, tel 210.722.8321) through Saturday.