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"Re-Surface" - a solo exhibition by Marina Kassianidou at Tenderpixel gallery, London

Category: Press Release
Date:     03 August 2009
Time:     12:18 AM


Marina Kassianidou
Private View:  Thursday, August 13, 6 - 9 PM
Exhibition:   August 13 - September 5, 2009 

Tenderpixel is pleased to present "Re-Surface," Marina Kassianidou's first solo exhibition in London. In "Re-Surface" 
Kassianidou amplifies the historic traces of the gallery space's past inhabitants, and responds to each surface, referencing 
patterns and echoing scratches, dirt and stains in the actual gallery space. The placement of the works reactivates elements 
already existing in the gallery space - galvanizing their historicity as palimpsests are revitalized and elements are reconfigured 
and reinterpreted. 	

Investigating notions of texture and surface, Marina's installation includes "pseudo-hidden art," such as the placement of 
linoleum pieces on a similar floor - oscillating between being a piece of art or a piece of floor, between presence and absence. 
By partially blending into its surroundings, the work relates to the notion of a “fugitive” image/artwork and offers an alternative 

"Kassianidou is moving away from art that is about other art and towards processes such as aging and weathering that 
eventually give a surface its character [...] The artist’s marks make more evident the traces left on the wall from people’s 
movements through space, such as fingerprints or smudges."
--Andrew Smaldone

Marina Kassianidou is an artist and writer based in Limassol and London. Upon graduating from Stanford University in 2002 
with a BA in Studio Art and a BS in Computer Science, she was awarded the Arthur Giese Memorial Award for Excellence in 
Painting. In 2005, she obtained an MFA at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design and is currently pursuing a PhD in 
Fine Art at Chelsea College of Art and Design. Her work has been exhibited internationally and her writings have appeared in 
journals in the USA and Europe.

Tenderpixel Gallery
10 Cecil Court, London WC2N 4HE

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