Lily Kanellopoulou is a Greek artist and jeweler based in Athens, Greece. She studied interior design and applied arts at Vakalo Art and Design college and acting at the Drama acting school of E. Xatjikou in Athens. She has worked as an interior designer, fashion designer and actress at the Greek theater, television, cinema and national radio. Last years she decided to enter the jewelry field. She has participated in group exhibitions and as an individual artist in Athens, Europe and USA.
StatementMy belief is that all kinds of art have a strong universal link and all arts are complementary to each other.
Coming from another field of art and having an experience as an actress, working for more than ten years at the theater, I have been taught that metamorphosis, feelings, rhythm and aesthetic forms are very important keys for creation. My interest was to explore jewelry, working in an unconventional manner, leaving aside for a while the traditional metals and exploring through experiments textures and surfaces that could be achieved, aiming to a metamorphosis of other materials.
Leaving the unconscious to reveal an inner truth, the last three years I persist in the idea of giving back life to lifeless materials. Although this idea is still haunting me, from time to time I feel the need to let it fade for a while, making space for new developments and then return, until I would feel that this cycle has been closed and a new one is ready to be opened.
/ Lily Kanellopoulou
Alive or Dead, 2017 - 2019 and Healing 2017 - 2019 Series
Based on organic forms from nature, resin and color, that lead my work during the last three years, I have been working on two different collections under the same theme. My starting point was the emotion of aesthetic forms of nature and choosing to explore lifeless sculptural pieces, I focused on the idea of how those lifeless materials could give birth to something new, in an attempt to exorcise any kind of loss.
/ Lily Kanellopoulou
Fair 10 Nov 2020 - 15 Nov 2020 Athens Jewelry Week 2020.
Exhibition 19 Sep 2020 - 29 Nov 2020 Selected Artists and Award Winners at JOYA Barcelona Art Jewellery Fair 2020.
Fair 19 Sep 2020 - 29 Nov 2020 JOYA Barcelona Art Jewellery & Objects Fair 2020.
Exhibition 12 Mar 2020 - 15 Mar 2020 Polyphonous 2020: #streetview by Popeye loves Olive.
Exhibition 11 Mar 2020 - 15 Mar 2020 JOYA in Munich Jewellery Week 2020.
Exhibition 11 Mar 2020 - 14 Mar 2020 Broken Beauty in Munich.
Open call 12 Feb 2020 - 20 May 2020 Open Call JOYA Barcelona Art Jewellery & Objects 2020.
Exhibition 14 Dec 2019 - 15 Feb 2020 Broken Beauty.
Exhibition 10 Oct 2019 - 12 Oct 2019 Selected Artists and Award Winners at JOYA Barcelona Art Jewellery Fair 2019.
Exhibition 02 Apr 2019 - 18 May 2019 Come & See: The days after Munich.
Exhibition 04 Oct 2018 - 06 Oct 2018 Selected Artists JOYA Barcelona Art Jewellery Fair 2018.
Fair 23 May 2018 - 30 May 2018 Athens Jewelry Week 2018.
Exhibition 02 Jul 2015 - 05 Jul 2015 Is that jewelry?.
Catalogue: JOYA Barcelona Art Jewellery Fair 2019. Le Department: Barcelona, 2019
Catalogue: ARTE Y JOYA Contemporary Jewelry Year Book. Grupo Duplex: Barcelona, 2019
Magazine: Contemporary Jewelry Yearbook. Contraste: Paris, 2019
Catalogue: Athens Jewelry Week 2019. Athens Jewelry Week: Athens, 2019
Catalogue: JOYA Barcelona Art Jewellery Fair 2018. Le Department: Barcelona, 2018
Catalogue: Athens Jewelry Week 2018. Athens Jewelry Week: Athens, 2018
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