Eirini Vourloumis – ‘In the Same Space’

Eirini Vourloumis’s in-progress art dialogue with her grandfather painter ‘In the Same Space’.

The title is after the poem of the great Greek poet, Constantine Cavafy


“The settling of houses, cafés, the neighborhood

That I’ve seen and walked through years on end:

I created you while I was happy, while I was sad,

With so many incidents, so many details.

And for me, the whole of you has been transformed into feeling.

Eirini Vourloumis – In the Same Space


“My ‘pappou’ (παππούς – grandfather) Andreas Vourloumis (1910-1999) was a Greek painter, part of the dynamic 1930’s generation of Greek artists. A chemist by training, he devoted himself to art, abandoning his scientific carrier. He mainly studied daily life in Athens in his favourite medium – watercolour. When he passed away, my family found hundreds of sketchbooks in drawers in his home… I dedicate the poem to him and his creative process and the connection I feel with him as I photograph Greece, through his artistic vision.“