January 3, 2019
In celebration of the Brisbane International Tennis Tournament, John Aslanidis’ Sonic no. 61 will be projected onto the William Jolly Bridge from Wednesday 2nd January to Sunday 6th January 2019.
John combines colour and pattern in precise relationships heightening the awareness of the phenomenon of perception. Looking at Aslanidis work becomes intensely physical as the composition bounces and the viewer’s gaze rebounds, reminiscent of the process when engaging with the intensity of tennis, as a player or viewer.
November 1, 2018
John Aslanidis' work is included in NEW OPTICS III at the Museum Modern Art Hünfeld, Germany. The exhibition, curated by Edgar Diehl, brings seven artists together to explore the definition of non-objective art.
28 October 2018 - 27 January 2019
STIFTUNG MUSEUM MODERN ART HÜNFELD – SAMMLUNG JÜRGEN BLUM
GESCHÄFTSSTELLE: Konrad-Adenauer-Platz 1 36088 Hünfeld Telefon + Fax: +49 (0)6652 180 148 E-Mail: [email protected]
MUSEUMSANSCHRIFT: Museum Modern Art Hünfeld Hersfelder Straße 25 36088 Hünfeld
October 4, 2018
Miranda Skoczek, Julian Meagher and John Aslanidis are finalists in The Kings School Art Prize 2018.
The King’s Art Prize is a $20,000 acquisitive award presented to the best contemporary artwork created by an artist resident in Australia and represented by a commercial gallery, supporting both the artists and the fine arts industry. Entry is by invitation only and the finalists are selected by an appointed Art Prize panel.
October 4, 2018
John Aslanidis, Belem Lett and Bridie Gillman are finalists in the 2018 Fisher's Ghost Award through Campbelltown Arts Centre.
The Fisher’s Ghost Art Award coincides with Campbelltown’s annual Festival of Fisher’s Ghost. Held over 10 days, the Festival dates back to 1956 and celebrates Australia’s most famous ghost – Frederick Fisher.
The Open section of the Art Award is acquisitive to the Campbelltown Art Centre permanent collection and is awarded prize-money of $20,000. In the past it has been awarded to some of Australia’s most respected Contemporary artists including Elisabeth Cummings, Khaled Sabsabi, Justene Williams, Marion Borgelt, Raquel Ormella and Philip Wolfhagen.
October 13, 2017
John Aslanidis has completed a major site-specific commission for Longchamp's Omotesando boutique in Tokyo's Harajuku precinct.
Taking one month to complete, the 84 sqm wall painting extends across three levels and is now open to the public.
This commission is in keeping with Aslanidis' elegant chromatic paintings which offer a vision firmly grounded in knowledge of physics, mathematics and music theory. Colour is liberated, and balanced by greys and blacks married to complementary opposites to create high contrast and compositionally resolved works.
To read more there is an interview with John Aslanidis and i-D Vice Magazine Japan regarding the Longchamp project here.
November 29, 2016
May 28, 2016
John Aslanidis has been curated into War – A Playground Perspective. This exhibition is presented within the historic Newington Armory exploring the human propensity for violent conflict and war as seen from the perspective of 28 leading Australian artists. Understandings of war and the human impulse for conflict are at the core of the exhibition curated by UNSW Art & Design lecturer Allan Giddy and graduate Nick Vickers. This exhibition is an opportunity for artists to examine aspects of human nature that are deeply embedded in communal psyche – territorialism and conflict.
The exhibition is current 14 May – 14 August.
For more details, click here.
May 17, 2016
Congratulations to John Aslanidis who is the recipient of this years $20,000 International Studio & Curatorial Program Australia Council Residency in New York. The program supports the creative development of artists and curators, and promotes exchange through residencies and public programs. The ISCP is housed in a former factory in Brooklyn where, since 1994, over 1,200 artists and curators from 62 countries have undertaken residencies. For more information, click here. To view John’s available works, click here.
December 2, 2015
John Aslanidis' work has been curated into a group exhibition at Hazelhurst Regional Gallery. The exhibition Patternation includes work from artists whose practice investigates the conceptual nature of pattern and its affinity with art, science, music and movement.
The exhibition is current from 12 December 2015 to 7 February 2016.
For more information on Patternation and Art Rules, click here.
December 19, 2014
John Aslanidis recently exhibited his work ’Sonic Network no.13’ 2013 in the group exhibition ‘Colour Music’ at the Drill Hall Gallery, at the Australian National University. The exhibition sought to “bring together the work of visual artists who speculate on connections between pictorial form and pitch, harmony, movement and musical notation.” Curated by Tony Oates the works in the exhibition ranged from painting using light, performance, kinetics and musical collaborations. All of which embody a “preoccupation with synaesthesia that haunted the modernist project.” Other artists included Roy de Maistre, Ludwig Hirschfeld-Mack, Jozef Stanislaus Ostoja-Kotkowski and Frank Hinder.
For Aslanidis his paintings “occupy a space which exists between vision and sound, a perceptual approach to abstraction with conceptual underpinnings.”