Greek, 1941 - 2008
acrylic on canvas
signed and dated 1999 on the reverse
85 x 165 cm
private collection, Athens
Opy Zouni, Fantasy of Today, Artforum Gallery, Thessaloniki, 2000, page 11, illustrated
|sold for 9 192.30 €|
Opy Zouni was born in Cairo in 1941 and died in Athens in 2008.
She studied painting, ceramics and photography in Cairo between 1959 and 1962. She then moved to Athens and enrolled at The School of Fine Arts, Athens, where she studied in the workshop of Yiannis Moralis, in painting (1963-1968), in ceramics (1963-1965) and in stage design (1967-1969).
Zouni’s work can be placed in the genre of geometric abstraction, influenced by ancient Egyptian and Greek architecture as well as the Bauhaus. Her work emits a sense of the third dimension within a two dimensional plain and although concretely geometric, a distinguished kind of lyricism is achieved.
Zouni held a large number of solo exhibitions in Athens and participated in a number of prestigious international group exhibitions such as the 1970 Salon des Indépendants, Paris; the 1970 Alexandria Biennale; the 1973, 1974, 1979 Salon de la Jeune Sculpture, Paris; the 1978 Art Basel; at The National Gallery of Ireland, Dublin in 1979 and the 1979 Sao Paolo Biennale.
Her work is found in many public and private collections, notably that of: The National Gallery, Athens; The Athens Municipal Gallery; The National Bank of Greece; The Averoff Gallery; The Macedonian museum of Contemporary Art; The B & E Goulandris Museum of Modern Art and the Musée Cantonal des Beaux-Arts, Lausanne.