KARAS Christos (1930) “Solitary Dove”

Solitary Dove
The first works Christos Karas painted after arriving in Paris in 1957 already showed evidence of his concerns over depicting the object and its place in the pictorial space. Even then, the external image, detached from its conventional, earthly context, had become part of a new reality, above the physical, in the realm of transcendence. Possessed of an outstanding drafting […]
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FASIANOS Alekos (1935) “Angel Dressed in White”, 1994

Angel Dressed in White (1994)
Alekos Fasianos` singular painting style, with its clean, simple drawing and unusual colors with their expressive force and symbolic value, contains elements that bear the distinct mark of tradition: ancient Greek, Byzantine, folk, and particularly the figures of the Karaghiozis shadow theater or those of the naive painter Theofilos. His subject matter, whether androgynous human figures full of strength and […]
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SPERANTZAS Vassilis (1938) “Women on a Balcony”, 1994

Women on a Balcony (1994)
In Sperantzas` work, the events of daily life are transformed by an almost childish innocence into pure pleasure. Scenes and experiences come to life in a space that is magical and full of symbols. The dominant element is the plasticity of the forms and the intense, sensual, anti-realistic color. Human figures in a room, erotic and lustful, portrayed among a […]
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STEFANOU Nikos (1933) “Eclipse”, 1994

Eclipse (1994)
In his work, Nikos Stefanou portrays the sentiments of his childhood in Athens, images that immediately embrace the gaze through a window, and the light and the sea of Kea, his beloved island. Obviously influenced by the theater space, where he worked since adolescence, he creates an image having a particular sense of depth that is created rather than existent. […]
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SORONGAS Sotiris (1936) “Old Roof”, 1986

Old Roof (1986)
In Sorongas` paintings, piles of stones, wood, doors, well openings, half-demolished roofs, and ruins are suspended in the blinding light of the canvas. Light themselves, these objects are highlighted with only enough color – usually grey – to indicate their volume. Amidst them in the beginning and later in the center, is the black hole of chaos, which sometimes is […]
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KATZOURAKIS Michalis (1933) “Holland”, 1991

Holland (1991)
Michalis Katzourakis` enterprise is an externalization of a purely visual language and in no way invokes tangible reality. Through a symphony of lines and planes in a continuum of abstract geometric painting and a constant interaction between color and geometric shape, he seeks the notional content of the creative object. Beginning with a bright palette, he shifted towards more earthy […]
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BOTSOGLOU Chronis (1941) “Self-Portrait”, 1993

Self-Portrait (1993)
Chronis Botsoglou`s painting has evolved as an ongoing dialogue between himself and the people around him. It began with his first realistic images in the late 60s, with their clearly sociopolitical character, and has continued in recent years his anguished internal quest to redefine the nude, be it male or female. Whether endeavoring self-knowledge when it concerns him personally or […]
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STEFANOU Takis (1945) “Ovoids”

In perpetual pursuit of the `primordial form` that exists in nature – in the structure of crystals, in the weave of metals, in the architecture of plants – and of the order and proportions that constitute the universe, Takis Stefanou creates works that obey these eternal cannons. However, the reduction to these archetypal images does not occur solely through knowledge […]
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KANAGINI Niki (1933-2008) “Manuscript or Woman and Tree”, 1980

Manuscript or Woman and Tree (1980)
Kanagini began her career in pure abstraction, but quickly abandoned that sensibility. Using the most heteroclectic materials – concrete, clay, leather, metal, glass, chalk, rope, thread, pieces from old used appliances, as well as the occasional museum reproduction – she transforms ordinary life into an artistic event. She creates three-dimensional landscapes in which the painting is combined with objects accompanying […]
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ZOUNI Opy (1941-2008) “Arrow”, 1992

Arrow (1992)
The observation of nature, the specific elements of visible reality (the sea, the dessert, the sky, as well as the contemporary environment), space, in general, and how to convey on the picture plane have been the subject of Zouni`s experimentation and investigation for the past thirty years. Using a limited palette together with black and white in combination with horizontal […]
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