69 Capel Street, West Melbourne VIC 3003

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Kings Artist-Run provides a location for contemporary art practice, supporting distinctive experimental projects by artists at all stages of their careers.
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KINGS Artist-Run acknowledges the Wurundjeri and Boonwurrung people of the Kulin Nation as the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we operate.

We offer our respect to Elders both past and present and extend this offer to all Australian First Nations people.

Auto Salon

Basil Papoutsidis

27 November 2015–19 December 2015

Auto Salon by Basil Papoutsidis explores masculine identity, and the differences between the theoretical language of architecture and the realities of construction.

Using the masculine platform of the ‘man cave’ or male sanctuary, Auto-Salon will transform KINGS Artist-Run into a garage ‘showroom’, or sacred male retreat. Within this environment Basil uses the principals of Modernist and Formal Abstraction specifically in reference to the works of Tony Smith and Anthony Caro to display freestanding sculptures, constructed in materials such as steel, unadorned concrete, PVC, plaster, and timber with custom industrial finishes. These structures act as ‘Vehicles’ encapsulating a new understanding of architectural prose and classic automotive principals.

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  • Basil Papoutsidis is a Melbourne-based artist with a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Visual Art) from The Victorian College of the Arts. Since 2013, Basil has exhibited at Rubicon ARI, HK-GTS at Boom Gallery, and at KINGS Artist-Run. In 2016, Basil will launch his next solo exhibition at Seventh Gallery (Melbourne).