Bien venue - Nomidou Vally

Nomidou Vally (1959)

Bien venue, 2002

Paper, cardboard, wood, iron, 170 x 200 x 50 cm

Inv. Number Π.10400
On view National Glyptotheque

Vally Nomidou studied painting. Her practice, however, is a combination of painting, sculpture, and environment in three-dimensional compositions crafted from all manner of material: wood, paper, plaster, paint mediums, cardboard, newspapers, and fabric. Human figures drawn from everyday life are a characteristic part of her enterprise. These figures define the space and on their own create a specific environment with minimal auxiliary attributes.

The little girl in “Bien venue” is one of Nomidou’s familiar, quotidian figures that she exhibited in Medusa Gallery in 2003. Melancholic and isolated in an invisible environment that is new and obviously unknown, the girl balances on a wooden board, the sole feature that denotes the space.