Fox, 2013. Pine needles, 110 x 40 x 30 cm

Martha Dimitropoulou: Pine Needle Pixels

Despite the Greek economic crisis, art is thriving in Athens thanks to a growing number of nonprofit and alternative exhibition venues. One such space, the Contemporary Greek Art Institute (iset), a nonprofit archive and gallery, recently featured the work of an unusual sculptor in the exhibition “Devalue/Value/Surplus Value: between ‘work’ and ‘art,'” curated by Charis Kanellopoulou. Martha Dimitropoulou, who studied painting at the Athens School of Fine Arts, received her MFA in sculpture from London’s Royal College of Art and a Professional Doctorate in Fine Arts from the University of East London on a scholarship provided by the Greek State Scholarships Foundation. She has participated in numerous group shows in Greece and abroad, contributing works made exclusively of pine needles. …see the entire article in the print version of Jul/Aug’s Sculpture magazine.