Group exhibition ArtZone42, “Life begins at the end of your comfort zone”, 6-29 July / 14-30 September 2017

Paraphrasing the well-known quote “Life begins at the end of your comfort zone” and making a pun with the name of the hosting gallery, 33 Greek contemporary artists wholeheartedly submitted painting, sculpture, photography and artistic jewellery works and tried to artistically evince the creative transcendence they are called upon to achieve in their involvement with Art.

Making art, does not only entail constant personal practice and technical evolution or innovatory vision and inspiration – and consequently an uninterrupted creative, spiritual battle with your own self, but at the same time a daily battle, with an impact often on psychological, social, financial, political, moral, level. This constant struggle against the realistic extensions of life requires a persistent conflict with the adversities created by the sterile daily routine, often with political status quos and deeply rooted perceptions that go against everything innovative and ground. Art can counter social stereotypes and conservatism, people's scepticism on everything that includes modernism and avant-garde. According to Erich Fromm’s apposite remark, “The quest for certainty blocks the search for meaning. Uncertainty is the very condition to impel man to unfold his powers”.