« 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
“Size matters? II”
exhibition of small artworks
Ikastikos Kiklos DL presents on Saturday 1 December 2018 the group show « Size matters? II ». The exhibition of small scale artworks is organized in cooperation with ENIA GALLERY and DL gallery and it will be open until 31 December 2018.
The exhibition comprises 26 old and new associates of Ikastikos Kyklos-DL from Greece and abroad, with the size of works as the sole limitation. Dimensions, together with information about the date and materials, is one of the typical elements in an artwork’s description and identity.
This presentation, however, goes beyond scale to focus on the different core ideas, styles and ways of processing. Painting, drawing, digital prints and printmaking are some of the media on show. Representing different trends and approaches, the exhibits ultimately make up a multifaceted presentation of contemporary visual expression.
The question posed in the exhibition title Size Matters? II is actually rhetorical since the exhibited works display the fascinating world of minuscule works of art which draw the viewer’s attention.
Aggelos Antonopoulos, b., Micha Cattaui, Manolis Charos, Bella Easton, Marios Fournaris, Leonidas Giannakopoulos, George Gyzis, Nikos Kanarelis, Dimitris Koukos, Ioannis Lassithiotakis, Michalis Makroulakis, Andreas Marti, Katerina Mertzani, Vassilis Perros, Artemis Potamianou, Vasilis Poulios, Nicos Samaras, Ioannis Savvidis, Vassilis Selimas, Yannis Tsarouchis, Giorgos Tserionis, Costas Tsoclis, Marian Wijnvoord, Dimitris Yeros, Katerina Zafeiropoulou
Opening: 01/12/2018 at 12:00
Duration: 01/12/2018 – 31/12/2018
Exhibition Opening hours:
Monday, Wednesday, Saturday at 11:00 – 16:00
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday at 11:00 – 20:00
Admission: Free Event
Ikastikos Kiklos DL
Address: 6 Akadimias Street 10671 – Athens
Tel: 210 36 46 818-9
Media Sponsor: KROMA magazine