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Mores hominum: questioning of human behaviour through art
Krystina Stamatopoulos

January 17 – February 8
Opening reception January 17, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Alliance Française Gallery
24 Spadina Rd, Toronto
Mon – Fri 9:30am – 8pm

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Krystina Stamatopoulos, Mores hominum: questioning of human behaviour through art.

The personal identity search and questioning of human behaviour are the main sources of an inspiration for the artist Krystina Stamatopoulos, a Montreal native who currently is based in Toronto. Her latest series explores paradoxical human behaviour; how our life is managed by the way we emotionally discern our surroundings, rather than reacting with rationality. Therefore, our main goals can paradoxically be resulting into the exact opposite. The exhibition Mores Hominum: Questioning of Human Behaviour Through Art is curated by Julia Yakobi, Director of Toronto based company Canadian Art Concepts Corporation.

Curated by Julia Yakobi

Presented in partnership by Alliance Française Toronto, Canadian Heritage and Canadian Art Concepts Corporation.

Born and raised on the south shore of Montreal, Krystina Stamatopoulos is a Visual and Media Art Bachelor's graduate from UQAM. Established in Toronto, since 2010, she is mainly dedicating her creativity through painting and dancing. Her work is showing in public and private collections throughout Canada, the United-States and Europe. Krystina Stamatopoulos’ work has always represented a way to find her identity and discover herself. Furthermore, itis when moving to Toronto that she realized her connection to her French heritage was representing much more of who she was then she initially thought. The cultural shock of finding herself in a city where French speaking was minority, encouraged the artist to identify even more with her linguistic roots and traditions. Since then, the identity search and questioning of human behaviours still remains and is her major source of inspiration. Her latest series explores paradoxical human behaviours; how our life is managed by the way we emotionally discern our surroundings, rather than reacting with rationality. Therefore, our main goals can paradoxically be resulting into the exact opposite. In order to express it visually, she uses mediums, materials, shapes and lines that simultaneously clash (oil vs water, organic vs synthetic, natural elements vs man made structures, rigid steel vs fragile lace) while still remaining harmonious.

For more information please contact Alliance Française -- culturel@alliance-francaise.ca


Alliance Française
24 Spadina Road,
Toronto, ON M5R 2S7
T. 416-922-2014 x 35
www.alliance-francaise.ca