Liquidism – 01
Liquidism-01 is the first eagerly awaited release in the “Liquidism” series. A 35x50cm, 16-page edition, featuring artwork by Nektarios Pappas, Angelique Peristeraki, Viktor Gogas, Stathis Tsemberlidis, Jola & George Tourlas.
This periodical publication was born out of a deep desire for a new meeting place, where independent artists could explore imagery through the lens of contemporary illustration. The initiative is rooted in the participants’ willingness to interact, experiment and communicate in the process of producing a physical object. Liquidism‘s ultimate goal is to trigger the reader’s senses through direct exposure to landscapes of ink and paper, light and shadow.
Special thanks to Philip Goumas for unknowingly stumbling upon the concept of “liquidism” in 2004.
Cat. No.: UNT 5
Artists: Nektarios Pappas, Angélique Peristeraki, Viktor Gogas, Stathis Tsemberlidis, Jola, George Tourlas
Title: Liquidism – 01
Format: 35 x 50 cm, 16 pages
Edition of 150 copies.
Printing by Kostopoulos Printing House.
Photos by Viktor & Jola
– Issue 01 / Li . qui . d-ism / L I K W I D I Z M /
“Stands as a distinctive system of molecules that move among themselves but do not tend to separate. A nearly incompressible fluid action or process that conforms to the shape of its container but retains a (nearly) constant volume, independent of any pressure. A synthesis of droplets whose impetuous nature can easily overpower glass and, although the beads succumb to the touch, they can never be captured”.
– Short Bios
Angélique Peristeraki was born in Paris in 1939 and died in Crete in 1990. She had very little formal training and was mostly self-taught in all her artistic pursuits. She wrote plays and novels, she appeared on stage and painted for more than 30 years. Metamorphosis is part of her “Leda and the Swan” series, first exhibited in Chania in 1982.
Born in Athens in 1972, Nektarios Pappas helmed Vinyl Microstore, a legendary record shop in downtown Athens, between 1996 and 2010, which spawned several cultural projects with a strong surrealist undertone, including a record label, a festival, a web radio and more. Since 2014 he has been studying at the Athens School of Fine Arts under Zafos Xagoraris, exploring audio installations and public interventions.
Stathis Tsemberlidis has been publishing comic books, producing short animated films and co-curating the science fiction anthology Decadence since 2003. He has participated in notable festivals, including Comics Art Brooklyn, the Tokyo Art Book Fair and the AngoulêmeInternational Comics Festival, while he has exhibited his work in solo and group shows in England, Estonia, Norway and France. He lives and works between Copenhagen and Athens.
Born in 1979, George Tourlas has studied painting and digital arts in Athens and abroad and has participated in numerous exhibitions. His work has been featured in Le Dernier Cri, United Dead Artists, Good vs Evil and other international publications. He is currently producing album covers, gig posters and band logos for Seagrave Records, while in 2018 he started his own label θώς, where he releases limited edition zines, apparel and accessories.
Born in Athens in 1985, Viktor Gogas is a graphic designer with a background in visual communication and printing. Professionally active since 2006, he joined forces with G. Axiotis and O. Tsolkas at creative design agency Bend in 2010, while he has been a founding member of independent publishing label Untitled-1 since 2015. He is an avid supporter of indie publishing and regularly donates his services to various cultural initiatives. His creative output ranges from branding and identity systems to book design, illustration and typography.
Jola was born in Karditsa in 1983 and currently lives in Athens. His work encompasses a variety of disciplines, including graphic design, illustration, calligraphy, screen printing and mural painting. He is a renowned graffiti artist in the local underground scene and regularly produces artwork for recording artists and independent labels. He has participated in numerous group exhibitions, while his work has been published both in Greece and abroad. He has been a founding member of independent publishing label Untitled-1 since 2015.