Nikos Giampanis’ first solo exhibition, entitled “Vessels”, is comprised of a unity of sculptures which he has created in the last two years. It stands as a reference and a thesis to the perception of woman’s nature derived from modern society, its consumerist institutions and imposed role-models, putting them forth as questions for the audience.
An ensemble of sculpted vessels based on the female form, which addresses the objectification of the female body without any racial discrimination; objects that foster an environment of discussion about the role of social constructs, projected on women in this modern age.
Our modern, technologically advanced society seems incapable of expelling the association of the female figure with sexual desire and biological reproduction. Is the female image portrayed by advertisements and social media relevant to a woman associate, a family woman, a woman in power? Or is it just the role model of an idealized lover being projected to us? Are we experiencing the liberation of the female gender or a well-thought modern patriarchy?