Hadjipateras pulls a tour de force with two cohesive bodies of work. We are entering into the artist’s Kingdom of Imagination: the culmination of years of developing a personal, unique land and its inhabitants, as well as their own aesthetic language.
New Yorkers familiar with the more than three decades of Mark Hadjipateras’s practice will not be totally alien to the habitat terrain, including the millions who for the past 15 years have seen his mosaics on the 28th Street Broadway subway station. Each Habitat (two 8’ square metal platforms rising slightly off the floor thus transforming the viewer into a flying observer) is occupied by some 50 grayish-black-stained cast aluminum elements of seemingly endless variation.
Hybrid archetypal figures (anthropomorphic, zoomorphic and natural) leap off the pages of children’s books, works of science fiction, epics, myths, rituals, narrating, in a democratic vernacular language, timeless situations of human existence in a mythical country without borders.
We discern a continuity and interconnectivity of different things; the importance of the notion of play; the cartoon-like figures and the optimistic, almost childlike sensation they exude; the pairing of technology and nature, the personal and universal, familiarity and strangeness.
Equally dynamic and integral to the exhibition are his bold and iconic black and white canvases, all from 2015. They comprise strong and forward solitary forms that are both riveting and Zen-like. They appear to have ritualistic and shamanistic qualities. Biological resemblances as well as geometric shapes recall architectural elements and mechanisms from both past and future cultures. These canvases are kindred spirits to the sculpture in this exhibition. The forms, rendered in black chiaroscuro, are equally established, definite and full of intrigue and wonder.
Mark Hadjipateras was born and raised in London. He lives in New York and Athens. He has had numerous solo and group exhibitions including: Queens Museum of Art, Cooper Union, Alternative Museum, in NY, The State Museum of Cont. Art and The Macedonian Museum in Thessaloniki and The Benaki Museum in Athens. His works are in important public and private collections including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY, Zimmerli Art Museum, NJ, IDS/American Express, NY, Prudential Insurance Corporation, NY, Princeton University Art Museum, NJ, The Royal Bank of Scotland, U.K., Ernst & Young, Athens, Athens Municipality, Basil & Elize Goulandris Foundation, Daki s Joannou Collection, and The Vorres Museum.
In 2000, the Metropolitan Transit Authority of the N.Y.C. commissioned Hadjipateras to create a permanent installation comprising of 40 mosaics for the 28th Street of the Broadway line subway.

Press

Mark Hadjipateras: Sculpture Magazine March 2016

Mark Hajipateras

Habitat: Oil Painting, Sculpture and Installation Enviroments
June 4 - July 11, 2015
Opens June 4, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Installation Views


Works

Forms Within Forms # 1
(2015-002)

Mark Hadjipateras, Forms Within Forms # 1 (2015-002) , 2015

Forms Within Forms #4
(2015-007)

Mark Hadjipateras, Forms Within Forms #4 (2015-007), 2015

Forms Within Forms #21
(2015-023)

Mark Hadjipateras, Forms Within Forms #21 (2015-023) , 2015

Forms Within Forms #17
(2015-017)

Mark Hadjipateras, Forms Within Forms #17 (2015-017), 2015

Forms Within Forms #8
(2015-025)

Mark Hadjipateras, Forms Within Forms #8 (2015-025), 2015

Forms Within Forms #3
(2015-003)

Mark Hadjipateras, Forms Within Forms #3 (2015-003) , 2015

Forms Within Forms #22
(2015-024)

Mark Hadjipateras, Forms Within Forms #22 (2015-024), 2015

Forms Within Forms #4
(2015-004)

Mark Hadjipateras, Forms Within Forms #4 (2015-004), 2015

Forms Within Forms #3
(2015-006)

Mark Hadjipateras, Forms Within Forms #3 (2015-006) , 2015

Forms Within Forms #13
(2015-013)

Mark Hadjipateras, Forms Within Forms #13 (2015-013) , 2015

Forms Within Forms #14
(2015-014)

Mark Hadjipateras, Forms Within Forms #14 (2015-014) , 2015

Forms within Forms #16
(2015-015)

Mark Hadjipateras, Forms within Forms #16 (2015-015) , 2015

Forms Within Forms # 16
(2015-016)

Mark Hadjipateras, Forms Within Forms # 16 (2015-016) , 2015

Forms Within Forms #18
(2015-018)

Mark Hadjipateras, Forms Within Forms #18 (2015-018) , 2015

Forms Within Forms #19
(2015-019)

Mark Hadjipateras, Forms Within Forms #19 (2015-019) , 2015

Forms Within Forms #20
(2015-020)

Mark Hadjipateras, Forms Within Forms #20 (2015-020), 2015

Forms Within Forms #21
(2015-021)

Mark Hadjipateras, Forms Within Forms #21 (2015-021) , 2015

Forms Within Forms #22
(2015-022)

Mark Hadjipateras, Forms Within Forms #22 (2015-022) , 2015

New Oz (Big) 
#2012 – 021

Mark Hadjipateras, New Oz (Big) #2012 – 021, 2012

Pinochio standing & leaning (Big)
#2010 - 112

Mark Hadjipateras, Pinochio standing & leaning (Big) #2010 - 112, 2010

Tear (Big)
#2012-030

Mark Hadjipateras, Tear (Big) #2012-030, 2012

Jonqleur
#2012 - 022

Mark Hadjipateras, Jonqleur #2012 - 022, 2012

Policeman (Big)
#011-230

Mark Hadjipateras, Policeman (Big) #011-230, 2012

Briza (Small)
#2012 – 026

Mark Hadjipateras, Briza (Small) #2012 – 026, 2012

Briza (Big)
#2012 - 028

Mark Hadjipateras, Briza (Big) #2012 - 028, 2012

Pinochio seated looking left (Big)
#2010 - 113

Mark Hadjipateras, Pinochio seated looking left (Big) #2010 - 113, 2010

Pinochio standing (Small)
#2010 - 109

Mark Hadjipateras, Pinochio standing (Small) #2010 - 109, 2010

Pinochio seated looking (Small)
#2010 - 115

Mark Hadjipateras, Pinochio seated looking (Small) #2010 - 115, 2010

Turtle (big)
#2011-001

Mark Hadjipateras, Turtle (big) #2011-001, 2011

Turbo II
#2013-014

Mark Hadjipateras, Turbo II #2013-014, 2013

Untitled-2012
#2012-0240

Mark Hadjipateras, Untitled-2012 #2012-0240, 2012

Untitled- 2012 #2012-038

Mark Hadjipateras, Untitled- 2012 #2012-038, 2012

Flame
#2012 - 034

Mark Hadjipateras, Flame #2012 - 034, 2012

Must Cam 2
#2012-169

Mark Hadjipateras, Must Cam 2 #2012-169, 2012

Pierotos (Big)
#2012-023

Mark Hadjipateras, Pierotos (Big) #2012-023, 2012

Vicky Trane
#2013-015

Mark Hadjipateras, Vicky Trane #2013-015, 2013

Trish Trane
#2013-016

Mark Hadjipateras, Trish Trane #2013-016, 2013

Must Cam
#2013-013

Mark Hadjipateras, Must Cam #2013-013, 2013

Tree #1
#2013-040

Mark Hadjipateras, Tree #1 #2013-040, 2013

Tree #3
#2013-042

Mark Hadjipateras, Tree #3 #2013-042, 2013

Prize
#2013-010

Mark Hadjipateras, Prize #2013-010, 2013

Cloud
#2013-009

Mark Hadjipateras, Cloud #2013-009, 2013

Bosch
#2013-011

Mark Hadjipateras, Bosch #2013-011, 2013

Untitled- 2-13
#2013-093

Mark Hadjipateras, Untitled- 2-13 #2013-093, 2013

Untitled-2013
#2013-079

Mark Hadjipateras, Untitled-2013 #2013-079, 2013

Abstract #4
#2013-004

Mark Hadjipateras, Abstract #4 #2013-004, 2013

Blow #4
#2013-046

Mark Hadjipateras, Blow #4 #2013-046, 2013

Blow #2
#2013-044

Mark Hadjipateras, Blow #2 #2013-044, 2013

Untitled- 2013
#2013-098

Mark Hadjipateras, Untitled- 2013 #2013-098, 2013

Thailand tower
#2013-083

Mark Hadjipateras, Thailand tower #2013-083, 2013

Papa #1
#2013-005

Mark Hadjipateras, Papa #1 #2013-005, 2013

Untitled-2015
#2015-048

Mark Hadjipateras, Untitled-2015 #2015-048, 2015

Untitled-2015
#2015-047

Mark Hadjipateras, Untitled-2015 #2015-047, 2015

Untitled-2015
#2015-049

Mark Hadjipateras, Untitled-2015 #2015-049, 2015

Untitled-2015
#2015-050

Mark Hadjipateras, Untitled-2015 #2015-050, 2015

Untitled-2015
#2015-052

Mark Hadjipateras, Untitled-2015 #2015-052, 2015

Untitled-2015
#2015-051

Mark Hadjipateras, Untitled-2015 #2015-051, 2015

Curved cone 
#2012-168

Mark Hadjipateras, Curved cone #2012-168, 2012

Untitled-2013
#2013-080

Mark Hadjipateras, Untitled-2013 #2013-080, 2013

Untitled-2013
#2013-123

Mark Hadjipateras, Untitled-2013 #2013-123, 2013

Untitled-2013
#2013-122

Mark Hadjipateras, Untitled-2013 #2013-122, 2013

Untitled- 2013
#2013-111

Mark Hadjipateras, Untitled- 2013 #2013-111, 2013

Untitled-2013
#2013-191

Mark Hadjipateras, Untitled-2013 #2013-191, 2013

Untitled (Big)
#2013-109

Mark Hadjipateras, Untitled (Big) #2013-109, 2013

Untitled-2015
#2015-153

Mark Hadjipateras, Untitled-2015 #2015-153, 2015

Untitled-2013
#2013-105

Mark Hadjipateras, Untitled-2013 #2013-105, 2013

Untitled-2013
#2013-119

Mark Hadjipateras, Untitled-2013 #2013-119, 2013

Untitled-2013
#2013-104

Mark Hadjipateras, Untitled-2013 #2013-104, 2013

Untitled-2013
#2013-100

Mark Hadjipateras, Untitled-2013 #2013-100, 2013

Small curve
#2013-051

Mark Hadjipateras, Small curve #2013-051, 2013

Untitled-2013
#2013-125

Mark Hadjipateras, Untitled-2013 #2013-125, 2013

Untitled-2013
#2013-118

Mark Hadjipateras, Untitled-2013 #2013-118, 2013

Untitled-2013
#2013-127

Mark Hadjipateras, Untitled-2013 #2013-127, 2013

Untitled-2013
#2013-124

Mark Hadjipateras, Untitled-2013 #2013-124, 2013

Civic Centers-2013
#2013-192

Mark Hadjipateras, Civic Centers-2013 #2013-192, 2013

Untitled-2013
#2013-097

Mark Hadjipateras, Untitled-2013 #2013-097, 2013

Untitled-2013
#2013-132

Mark Hadjipateras, Untitled-2013 #2013-132, 2013

Untitled-2012
#2012-046

Mark Hadjipateras, Untitled-2012 #2012-046, 2012

Untitled-2012
#2012-042

Mark Hadjipateras, Untitled-2012 #2012-042, 2012

Sponge
#013-086

Mark Hadjipateras, Sponge #013-086, 2013

Cruve
#013-120

Mark Hadjipateras, Cruve #013-120, 2013

Pinochio Small Looking left, smaller legs

Mark Hadjipateras, Pinochio Small Looking left, smaller legs ,

Omikron
#013-071

Mark Hadjipateras, Omikron #013-071, 2013

Briza (Big)
#2012-029

Mark Hadjipateras, Briza (Big) #2012-029, 2012

Briza (small)
#2012-024

Mark Hadjipateras, Briza (small) #2012-024, 2012

Blow #1
#013-043

Mark Hadjipateras, Blow #1 #013-043, 2013

Submarine
#013-067

Mark Hadjipateras, Submarine #013-067, 4" x 8" x 1.5"

Cactus (Big)
#2012-032

Mark Hadjipateras, Cactus (Big) #2012-032, 2012

Eiffel Tower
#013-099

Mark Hadjipateras, Eiffel Tower #013-099, 2013

#023-078

Mark Hadjipateras, #023-078,

Blow #3
#013-045

Mark Hadjipateras, Blow #3 #013-045, 2013

Spiral
#013-120

Mark Hadjipateras, Spiral #013-120, 2013

Untitled (Smaller)
#013-092

Mark Hadjipateras, Untitled (Smaller) #013-092, 2013

Untitled (Bigger)
#013-091

Mark Hadjipateras, Untitled (Bigger) #013-091, 2013

Untitled-2012
#2012-042

Mark Hadjipateras, Untitled-2012 #2012-042, 2012

Perisema
#012-032

Mark Hadjipateras, Perisema #012-032, 2012

Pawn
#013-077

Mark Hadjipateras, Pawn #013-077, 2013

Small Jinger
#013-047

Mark Hadjipateras, Small Jinger #013-047, 2013

Small Cube
#013-131

Mark Hadjipateras, Small Cube #013-131, 2013

Hieroglyphs

Mark Hadjipateras, Hieroglyphs, 2015


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