New Horizons of European Panting III: The Action of the Senses
Various artists, painting exhibition
Frissiras Museum, while completing the “New Horizons” trilogy, is outlining a spectrum of contemporary art suggestions, and is presenting exceptional artists from its collections. In the third and final part, entitled “The action of the senses”, the full range of human sensibility is being explored. Painting, as an ever means of knowledge and understanding of the world, is called to fulfill and enrich all five senses. The contemporary images of the exhibition, challenge the viewer, in order to make him discover hidden aspects of reality, filled with emotion.
Participating Artists: Brandl Christian, Degrandschamps Marc, Fehér László, Gernegross Falk, Guiñazú Ruiz Cristina, Haack Simone, Howson Peter, Komu Riyaz, Lampe Katinka, Martinelli Andrea, Pasieka Simon, Rielly James, Schleime Cornelia, Shi Xiang, Smith Clive, Valls Dino, Wang JoJo, Veroucas Alexis, Vlazaki Sofia, Maratos Andreas, Bakiaj Alma, Baharas Nikitas, Beldekos Panayiotis, Daoulas Constantinos, Stamatiadi Daniella, Tzamouranis Dimitris.
Opening: Wednesday, 26/09/2018, at 20.00
*The museum will be closed that Wednesday during its working hrs.
Duration: 28/06/2018- 30/12/2018
Wednesday to Friday: 11:00 – 18:00
Saturday and Sunday: 11:00 – 17:00
Monday and Tuesday: closed
Seniors: €3 Over 65 y.o, students, members of the Chamber of Arts
Free: Members of AICA, ICOM, students of schools of Fine Arts, children under 12 years old
Address: 3 & 7, Monis Asteriou, Plaka, Athens, Greece, 10558
(at the junction of Kydathineon st.)
Tel: +30 210 3234678, +30 210 3316027
S.I.C. – Saints In Carousel
Thomas Tournavitis’ painting exhibition
The art historian Annita Patsouraki mentions: “Thomas Tournavitis’ works are portraits of people bathed in the sunlight and the sense of motion which are infinitely present. The idea of continual change, law of the universe, along with the unity of contradictions in space, reveal a personal colour palette exposed at the Greek sunlight. The work of Thomas Tournavitis is directed by theoretical and technical education inspired by ideals and diachronical moral values.
He is following the steps and signs of faith, in what he taught, he summarises the compositions with honoured facts and faces, social incidents, events and characters in an ecumenical atmosphere . The descriptive austerity of his work revives images of tradition and boldly reflects a new Hellenistic writing… With reflection, self-knowledge and intense internal search, the painter guides his childhood memory-experiences for the regeneration and creation of a new school.”
Thomas Tournavitis was born in 1981 in Athens, Greece. He studied at the atelier of sculptor Nikos Stefos (1997-1999). He graduated in 2005 from the University of Fine Arts in Derby (UK) with a BA in Fine Arts (P) and continued his postgraduate studies in Berlin, Germany (2006-2007). He worked as a former Lecturer at the Department of Photography D. IEK Volos and as an Art teacher in public and private Primary Schools in the city of Volos, Greece (2008-2010).
Since 2008 has enjoyed a successful artistic career in which he been the subject of 30 international solo exhibitions. He has featured in over 100 group shows and major public art projects worldwide. His works adorn private and public collections in New York, Miami, Paris, Montpellier, Athens, Zagreb, Bratislava, Nicosia, Sarajevo and more. Until now, he lives and works in his Atelier in Piraeus, Greece.
Opening: 19/10/2018 at 20:30
Duration: 19/10/2018 – 09/12/2018
Exhibition Opening Hours:
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday: 17:00 – 02:00
Saturday & Sunday: 11:00 – 02:00
Address: 78 Kastoros Street 185 45 – Piraeus, Greece
Tel: +30 210 4082700-02
+30 6957 213213
« Ideal Lines »
by Ioannis Lassithiotakis
In his new exhibition Ioannis Lassithiotakis presents mainly large-scale works, austere in their rendering and focused on the conceptual and aesthetic importance of monochrome surfaces on which a primordial, archetypal element of human expression is often inscribed: the line.
The works on show come in two series. In one the paint is spread on the surface in an abstract manner to produce pious monochromatic rites; the other series seems to be defined by drawing, with the outline sometimes surrounding the entire canvas or elsewhere with large shapes of black and white coexisting in a harmonious yet enigmatic relationship with one another.
This new body of work reflects the quests of Ioannis Lassithiotakis on issues pertaining to human relations, death, absence but also Art itself, presented in a mature way in terms of both content and aesthetic. His compositions, thoroughly researched and conceptually apt, increasingly attract international interest from galleries and the press.
As Dr. Haris Hatziioannou points out in his text for the accompanying catalogue:
In the abstract language used by Lassithiotakis the fundamental visual elements (point, line, plane, color) have a power to speak on their own. This language of course comes from a tradition that originates from Suprematism, Constructivism and Bauhaus and passes, closer to our age, through Minimalism and Conceptual Art. Knowledge of this tradition and of the contemporary languages of art helps, but this does not mean that the intake of the works depends exclusively on such knowledge. Non-expert viewers that are both eager and sensitive enough will certainly be able to ‘listen to’ and understand this language, discerning its main characteristics.
Opening: 23/11/2018 at 20:00
Duration: 23/11/2018 – 26/01/2019
Thursday: 12:00 – 20:00
Friday: 12:00 – 20:00
Saturday: 12:00 – 17:00
Address: 55A Mesologgiou str, 18545, Piraeus
Tel.: +30 21 0463 1933
Media Sponsor: KROMA Magazine
Βασίλης Μιχαηλίδης / Vasilis Μichailidis
The theory that a work contains within it the right of its existence, in its colors and forms, that the principles of color are objectively perceptible and that they can lead to a high level of order and truth¹, has been the reason for exploring these mechanisms and for choosing painting as a decision-making process.
In this context, (inevitably) there is a tendency of transitivity ², a situation in which a painting forms part of a network defined either historically, or financially and institutionally, or defined by addressing questions of matter and aesthetics.
The preparation of the work, in terms of the method, moves alongside the poetics of surrealism, the beginning of the painting process without preconceived thinking, the equivalent of the objectively random (hasard objectif).
The impressions and reactions that are created as the result of the gestures and the color spots determine the course of the artistic approach as they become part of the proces. The unpredictability, which acts both as an incentive and as a prerequisite, leads to the Implementation of the project. Abundant features and choices through a trial and error process.
An retrospective intervention, through a reconstruction process with light and shadow variants, the presence of the material competes with a type of illusion, depth as a product of naturalistic illusion. From undefined visual ideas, to something specific. Infusing, remodeling the structure of surface painting, as opposed to the representation process.
The work resulting from the interaction of the different painting processes is re-identified as the surface on which the thoughts and the conventions between the feasible and necessary are emerging and reflected.
1 Johannes Itten, Art of Color, Texts of Fine Artists 5, 1998, p. 34.
2 David Joselit, Painting Beside Itself, October 130, Fall 2009, p. 125-134.
Opening: 30/11/2018 at 20:30
Duration: 30/11 – 08/01/2019
Exhibition opening hours:
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday : 10: 30 – 14: 00 & 17: 30 – 21: 00
Wednesday & Saturday : 10:30 – 14:00
Sunday & Monday: closed
Zina Athanasiadou’s Gallery
Address: P.P. Germanou 5, 546 22 Thessaloniki
Tel: +30 2310 275 985