Atelier Kapnos

Art studio in The Hague

“Zand Bodem Sand”
Textile work in 3 layers: embroidery on cotton, curtain fabric, and linen background. The layers are attahed to eachother only on top; spectators may lift them if they wish.
Measurements: 50x39x2 cm
This piece is based on air photographs of the Dutch coast & the map of the country; the below sea level part is noted.
Year of creation: 2019


“The song remains the same – There is always a song and a costume”

The project refers to the common characteristics and behaviours of all people as such and through the passing of time. There is always a song to be sang: a lyrical expression of emotions, ideas and situations. The song is represented in this work by the embroidered part, inside small and silent and outside big and loud. There is always a costume to be worn. The costume is here stripped down to the basics or to the starting point. It is also not complete. What we see are parts of costumes: a half front piece with a sleeve, a sleeve alone without the main piece, etc. They are fragments of time, our own human time. The specific costume patterns come from the medieval times. This is a more personal reference to the 1973 Led Zeppelin song (and later movie) “The song remains the same” and their hippie gaze to castle-wear. The song itself was “about how you can travel half way around the world and people are pretty much the same” [quote by R. Plant].
Year of creation: 2018

“When the night falls in the woods of Czech Boemia”
Year of creation: 2017

Year of creation: 2014

3 pieces from the series ‘Continents’

Technique/ material: hand embroidery on cotton and linen
Size: 45 x 40 cm approx. Individual titles: Arctic, Antarctic, Africa
Year of creation: 2014-2015

“Small textile works in frame”
Year of creation: 2013


“From Lausanne to Beijing” 7th International Fiber Art Biennale, Nantong-China, 2012

3 pieces from the series ‘Mobilization’

Material/ technique: cotton threads embroidered on linen
Size: 76 x 53 cm each; Individual titles: Syria, Libya, Egypt; presentation indication: not framed, pinned loosely on the wall
Year of creation: 2011-2012

4 examples of realized transfers of expressionistic drawings
Year of creation: 2010

“My grandmother’s hand work was not symmetrical”
Size: 7 x 7 cm
This was the very first textile artwork that I made; it was exhibited in The Hague, in the ‘geborgen kamers’ project ‘Miniatures’.
Year of creation: 2007


S. Kapnissi is member of ETN European Textile Network since 2013.

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