‘The end of magic’ solo show, Outpost project space, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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The end of magic

Marianna Ignataki

July 14-20 2012

Outpost project space, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Opening July 14 16.00-22.00

Open July 15th + 16th 15:00-18:00
and 17th-20th by appointment

info: http://outpost-slotervaart.tk/
contact: outpost@squat.net

structure-a tree, 2012, 92x92cm, color pencils on paper

structure-a tree, 2012, 92x92cm, color pencils on paper












On Marianna Ignataki

By Zandie Brockett

Sexual and surreal, Marianna Ignataki’s works on paper exude fantastical ideas of life and the self upon confronting the stagnancies of our present day world. Working primarily with color pencil, Ignataki’s facility with this graphite medium

enables her to photo-realistically enter a subliminal world, one filled with symbolic images of her own mythology.

Consumed by the psycho-emotional, specifically loneliness, helplessness, agony, passivity and despair, she frequently uses women or mythically created, deviant forms of the female self to play protagonist in a magic and ritual filled sphere.

Given the occultism that fills each of her drawn works, it is only fit that symmetry and geometry play an integral role in her quest to identify and release the emotions of her own mythology into the world which she contextualizes herself.

Entering into the realm of performance and ready-made-object installations, Ignataki brings her mystical world into a realist realm, one that can be experienced and touched, so to bring the self deeper into the throws of a personal lore.

Beijing, June 2012.

Zandie Brockett is an independent curator.


OUTPOST is an artist run project space for contemporary art in Slotervaart Amsterdam. This is the 22th exhibition since October 2009, with a variety of local and international artists having realized their projects in OUTPOST.

Documentation of our past shows are available on our website.We hope to see you Saturday 14th!


Jan Tooropstraat 35

e-mail: outpost@squat.net