The Breeder is pleased to present the first solo show of Aristeidis Lappas with the gallery at its project space.
Lappas creates a flamboyantly colored playground where one can meander through concepts of identity, urbanism, humor, and existentialism.
His use of familiar imagery remains encapsulated in larger forms allowing for playful discoveries, rediscoveries, and interpretations.
He expands the space for contemplating on previously repressed or silenced issues, which is naturally provided through humor, by alternating between abstraction and narration.
Lappas also comments on the perceived “Greekness”, inextricably linked to Ancient Greece, as opposed to the grimy actualities of the everyday Greek experience.
His humorous approach is not only a simple indicator of incongruity between the two; it also serves as a reflection on the arbitrary construction of such identities.