Leontios Toumpouris moves between disciplines to investigate the appropriation of qualities, properties, methodologies and gestures while inventing ways to physically manifest transitions. In his recent practice he conducted a shift from painting to its sculptural embodiment while negotiating with representation and abstraction. Painting as a phenomenon, a field of research and a discipline that bears qualities and properties such as the planar view, layering and the limitation of the surface, is explored in site-responsive installations, text, sound and performance, attuned with the embodied experience of performing painting. Alchemical discourse informs methodologies of interaction with matter, fiction and narrative.
Leontios Toumpouris is a visual artist living and working in Glasgow. In 2016 he graduated from Glasgow School of Art’s MLitt Sculpture and in 2009 from the Painting department of Athens School of Fine Arts. He presented work in solo and group shows and participated in workshops and residencies in Europe.