Roula Partheniou’s largely sculptural practice centers on an exploration of the replica, calling into question the language of everyday objects and the ways that we read and decipher our environment. Her installations, which are often site-specific, utilize mechanisms such as optical illusion, associative play, visual similes, material puns, colour cues and the double-take, to draw an alternate logic from commonplace materials and to deconstruct the experience of perception.
Roula Partheniou is co-founder of the Nothing Else Press, a publisher of artist’s books, multiples and editions. She is represented by MKG127 in Toronto. Her project Cup and Ball has a dedicated website with additional details about the project.
The artist gratefully acknowledges the assistance of The Canada Council for the Arts, the Ontario Arts Council and the Toronto Arts Council.