The Breeder is pleased to present Aristeidis Lappas’ solo show.
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, 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.
Text: Stefania Stouri