20 May – 15 October 2021
The Modernist Gallery
Curated by The Greek Foundation

Drawing inspiration from the work of Anni Albers, while following his artistic intuition, De Metry shares, with The Modernist Gallery, his first solo exhibition of six artworks that feature a conceptual design, using a hand screen printing process. The juxtaposition between the old and the new within the artworks combines with a strong appreciation for natural patterns and rhythms. A visual play between symmetry and asymmetry honors the past, while offering a modern portal into the Greek, utterly significant, deep-rooted notions of balance and geometry that shaped the global cultural sphere.

Over the course of a workshop on Screen Printing on Fabric at Central Saint Martins College of Arts and Design in London, De Metry experimented with fabrics and studied the preparation of screens for exposure, the mixing of pigments along with inks, as well as the art of printmaking. These techniques enabled him to gain a much deeper understanding of his work, master his way of conduct and find his own artistic fingerprint. This internal journey of creative growth led De Metry to design a series of limited edition prints to depict the balance generated by the proportional symmetry and a respectively violating asymmetry. De Metry made printmaking his main key of expression, in order to transform this unorthodox contrast into an unprecedented, yet harmonious, piece of art that explores the dimensions of line and space.

Untitled, 2018. Edition of 5. Screen-print on fabric. 56 x 76 cm.
Workshop, Screen Printing on Fabric at Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London.
© 2021 Atelier De Metry c/o Demetrios Panayotidis