On Thursday, July 21, at 8 p.m. an exhibition of works by Iordanis Poimenidis opened at the Diachronic Museum of Larissa.
Iordanis Poimenidis comes from Korinos and works at the Pieria Ephorate of Antiquities. He is a self-taught sculptor, who uses his free time to make works from recycled materials. He has gained a lot from his teacher, sculptor Theodoros Papagiannis, with whom he has participated in the annual Sculpture Symposium that takes place in the Hellinikon of Ioannina.
"He is an artist in the original meaning of the word, based on ingenuity, imagination and manual work. A man who uses everything he finds and every minute of his day, Iordanis Poimenidis, creates sculptures, small and large, from recyclable materials, from useless materials, from decommissioned materials, which probably no one wants anymore. He rescues them and gives them life.
Most of these scrap irons were handmade, and "well made, with love and care by master artists of the old era", as he says. He can find an old sickle and an old pair of scissors and these materials lead him to make the curved neck and beautiful shape of a heron (ardea alba) and the result is elegant and true, has a life of its own. From parts to junk, to give birth to a swan." (N. Vatopoulos, Kathimerini 12-5-2022).
The exhibition will remain until September 30, while educational activities will be planned.