NONDA (Epaminondas Papadopoulos 1922-2005)
Nonda at work on large concrete/steel sculptures in Athens c. 1983Woman Eating Fruit, 1986  100x70cmAt work on sculptures in AthensNONDA at work on sculptures 1986
1980's
1980 Painting and Monumental Sculpture

During these years NONDA returned to Greece to work on a series of large, cement sculptures of abstracted human forms. These were massive in size, some weighing as much as two tons. These were formed from wire/plaster molds and made with wire,steel, and colored powders and cement. They were the product of ten years of unimaginable physical labor. The resulting works resembled marble, rock-like human and animal forms imbued with earth colors. The sculptures were apparently lost or destroyed by the city of Athens following a public exhibition. NONDA also created large sculptures in plaster, a series of paintings in plaster and a series of paintings on rice paper where the image of the “Femme Parisienne”(Parisian Woman) re-emerges.