When he was asked to participate in an exhibition in Istanbul in 2011, glass artist Yorgos Papadopoulos looked beyond the divisive history of his home country. He searched for the common elements of his Greek heritage and that of the host country. While developing his unique technique of fluid art he realised that circular pieces almost generically resembled the ‘evil eyes’. These amulets are presumed to protect against the bad looks. They are so predominantly visible in all the countries of the Levant.
Turning the superstition around, Yorgos created 60 new works that try to promote the values, concepts and attitudes that in his view contribute positively to a better, happier world.
The new works and the ideas behind them are the subject of a monograph. The works and the book will be presented to the public during a solo exhibition in Clerkenwell in February 2017.