SEVINA TZANOU: The great Disastress

29 September - 2 December 2023
Kendall Koppe is delighted to present Sevina Tzanou's, The great Disastress. This is Tzanou's first solo exhibition with the gallery and in the UK. This new body of exuberant paintings emerge from the shadows of abstraction into a cacophony of collapsed bodies, limbs and faces that simultaneously exude decadence, desire and disaster. Dripping in texture, Tzanou's paintings explore the subjectivity of the femme and a hyper-feminine performance while allowing for the inclusion of auto-biographical, psychologically charged moments of pathos. Each vibrant scene recalls the debauchery of life in all its performance, humour and tragedy. 
Sevina Tzanou (b.1994, Greece) studied in Düsseldorf under Katharina Grosse, Eberhard Havekost, and Yesim Akdeniz. Her most recent solo and group exhibitions include: The great Disastress, Kendall Koppe, Glasgow (2023); Final Fantasy, Temnikova & Kasela Gallery, Tallinn (2023); Spikes that bite, Margot Samel, New York (2023); Parties I am not Invited to, Robert Grunenberg, Berlin (2022). She has performed at Kunstmuseum Bonn, Bonn and Kai Art Center, Tallinn (Both 2013). Her work will feature at the upcoming edition of Paris Internationale 2023. She lives and works between Bonn and Athens.