© 2020 Claire Bamplekou

© 2020 Claire Bamplekou

© 2020 Claire Bamplekou

© 2020 Claire Bamplekou

© 2020 Claire Bamplekou

© 2020 Claire Bamplekou

© 2020 Claire Bamplekou

My name is Claire Bamplekou and I was born in Athens, Greece in 1989.

When I graduated high school, I moved to the UK to study art at Chelsea University of the Arts London and obtained my BA degree in 2016 from the Large Glass Department at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam.

 

In my work I am interested in exploring the border between performance art and documentation, where I often use myself and my body as an agent of meaning in visual narratives.

 

My pieces often unfold in the form of photographic series.

I find myself fascinated by the ability of photography to slide between movement and stillness, capturing the evanescent quality of time, a quality which manifests as a common denominator to a lot of my work.

 

The core of my practice is composed by performative elements, temporary agents of movement and change

making my pieces surface and transform, shimmering moments where things come to a climax,

moments of buildup and release. 

 

A lot of my inspiration comes from yoga philosophy and practice and my love for reading.

 

My work has been greatly influenced by the movement of conceptual art formed in the 70’s, I draw a lot of my inspiration from artists who are busy with encapsulating the momentary, such as Fischli and Weiss, Urs Fischer, Bill Viola,

Bas Jan Ader and William Eggleston.

I am currently living and working between Athens, Greece and Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

 

December 2020

© 2020 Claire Bamplekou