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Oct
19
Fri
“Saints In Carousel”, Thomas Tournavitis’ exhibition @ PIRÉE
Oct 19 @ 8:30 pm – Dec 10 @ 2:00 am

S.I.C. – Saints In Carousel

Thomas Tournavitis’ painting exhibitionKROMA/ SIC Poster

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.

KROMA/Symphonia

Symphonia

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.”

KROMA/ Cabaret Folklore

Cabaret Folklore

Thomas Tournavitis writes: We need new eyes in order to get closer and read my work. Selected orbits and points of my writing, compose portraits that refuse the static. Faces in a face, moments in a moment, places in a place. A Modern Greek viewpoint about the portrait in a world of motion.
KROMA/ The Collector

The Collector

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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).

KROMA/ Ice Cream Man

Ice Cream Man

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.

KROMA/ New Terrier I

New Terrier I


General Info 

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

Monday: Closed 

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Address: 78 Kastoros Street 185 45 – Piraeus, Greece

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Oct
24
Wed
“Extreme singularities”, Anna Lascari’s solo exhibition @ a.antonopoulou.art
Oct 24 @ 7:00 pm – Dec 1 @ 4:00 pm

Extreme Singularities

Anna Lascari’s solo exhibition

Anna Lascari’s solo exhibition “Extreme singularities” opens at a.antonopoulou.art on Wednesday October 24th, 2018.
The exhibition presents a series of works whose materiality render a gestural setting that raises tension between a manifold of images and movement, sculpture and sound, painterly winks and fragile fragments of impressions. Many of the varying materials have been recovered from the artist’s studio. Nothing is abandoned; values are redeemed through the devised ways by which these unfold themselves and their relationship to each other. Strips of PVC transform like doorways that lead to a further layering of knotty conditions where the individual and collective traverse space, as the title of the exhibition suggests; where the parts coalesce into an altered belt of animation when they otherwise seemingly draw apart from the whole, from the full perception of the viewer and from between the tremors that hold them together.
The precarious “bases” of these pieces whose (im)balances are never detrimental enough to cave-in, in effect, hold resilience. Their emphasized materiality seems to steadily matter and to carry on; and their autonomy escapes the authority of representation. Part of the contact between the work and the viewer is in the intimate relationship of materials between them, with their surroundings, and in the viewer’s own exercise of observation and reflection.


From the text Extreme singularities by Maria Petrides, independent writer

KROMA/Extreme singularities Short bio:

Anna Lascari has exhibited in international venues including: National Museum of Contemporary Art, (EMST) Athens and Tinos Quarry Platform, Tinos (2018); Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin, Italy and I Bienal del Sur: Pueblos en Resistencia, Caracas, Venezuela (2016); TRANSMEDIALE/festival, Berlin (2015); Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki (2013); Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2012); Contemporary Art Center of Thessaloniki, Warehouse B1 (2011) and Suspended Forces and PINK, a.antonopoulou art, Athens, Greece  (2013 and 2010). 

Recent public projects include: Athens Report (athensreport.organ interactive Internet platform based on crowdsourcing (2014-on going)Cargonauts the demo, an on line 3d game (2015-on going).

 


General Info

Opening: 24/10/2018 at 19.00

Duration: 25/10/2018 – 01/12/2018

Exhibition Opening Hours: 

Wednesday, Thursday, Friday: 14:00 – 20:00

Saturday: 12:00 – 16.00

Sunday, Monday & Tuesday: Closed


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Address: 20 Aristofanous street, Psyrri 105 54 – Athens

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Nov
9
Fri
“Paradise Lost – Lost Paradise”, Constantinos Patsis exhibition @ Cube Gallery
Nov 9 @ 8:00 pm – Dec 8 @ 4:00 pm

“Paradise Lost – Lost Paradise”

Constantinos Patsis’ exhibitionKROMA/Lost Paradise

 

Cube Gallery, for the month of November, hosts the new work of the artist Constantinos Patsis,in his solo exhibition entitled “Paradise Lost – Lost Paradise”. 

Nikos Vatopoulos, journalist, writer and co-curator of the exhibition, writes about the Lost Paradise of Constantinos Patsis,under the title “A Treaty of Freedom”:

“Among the shadows of a memory which is sometimes latent, while other times asserts its rights, Constantinos Patsis advances with a sui generis autobiographical attitude in the mapping of a treaty. This pact seems to be dictated by memory, but is mostly pushed by an onward motion. For Constanstinos Patsis, the palimpsest of his journey so far contains all that fractal load of a long process to reach adulthood. His artworks, at the “Paradise Lost” exhibition, which are currently displayed in Patras, in Liana Zoza’s beehive of contemporary art, Cube Gallery, depict strength and tenderness, a deeply introspective and personal distillation.

 

KROMA/Lost Paradise

 

By spreading a vast landscape studded with autobiographical references, scouring meadows of reminiscence and clearings of contemplation, Constantinos Patsis presents himself as a creator with a solid mood of reconciliation. It comes to offer places and ways of co-habitation to all those heterogeneous features that demarcate a path of inherent contradictions. As is the case with every attempt at introspection, Constantinos Patsis approaches that point of personal retrospection with mixed feelings of melancholy and contemplation.

In Constantinos Patsis’ artworks lurks a mournful aura even when the gaze is trapped in bursts of light. The vertical streaks that define the interminable horizon of each project, lines that start from scratch and head to infinity, enclose as grains or wounds, the numerous mortal creatures that flicker. It’s like a constant reminder of a perpetual regression. The references to the illusory geometry of Op art and the vivid, dense, monochromatic motifs, on the edge of an optical delirium, coexist with origins from lakes of emotional truce. These “attitudes” invite the long avenues of childhood and adolescent daydreaming, along with all the badges, the escutcheons and the medals of a gradual adulthood.

 

KROMA/Lost Paradise

 

Associative recalls of scenes from real life or from daydreaming, stand out and assert position. As leitmotif, Constantinos Patsis’ Angels reminiscent of the art of cemeteries, they become winged, sexless shadows on a verge of perpetual twilight. Their forms are traced through the membranes of memory but the element that is present is the constant attraction-repulsion against the persistent ambiguity of matter and spirit, masculine and feminine, protection and threat, light and darkness. They provoke the need of beauty, exacerbating it to a point of anguish.

The Angels of Constantinos Patsis’ art works, as enduring reminders of mortality and immortality, provoke the questions of futility. Skulls appear parenthetically, as fragments of a libation in the ritual of the obsessed Vanitas, birds bring back the sense of the elusive, shadows the impression of a memory and a presence.

 

KROMA/Lost Paradise

 

In all of his works, Constantinos Patsis’ organizes niches and chat counters. He expands networks, suggestive or symbolic. He invites Joseph Beuys, shatters certainties and issues into a landscape with loot from the history of art. He reoccupies plundered cities which are now free from darkened galleries. He restores a sense of bliss, and with an almost impulsive attitude, he mixes his materials, inks, pencils, crayons, and redesigns in an alloy of contemplation and groan, a new field for rebooting.

If one can give a sense of Constantinos Patsis’ art, it could be the “Omnia vincit Amor!” but with the awareness of the rough route. This hybrid autobiographical mural, full of faces, totems, shadows and ephemeral flashes, converges, ultimately, to the freedom of self-determination and the belief that “Paradise Lost” is nothing more than the version of a reflection in the mirror.

 

KROMA/Lost Paradise

 

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Constantinos Patsis’ was born in 1981 in Ioannina. He studied to the School of FineArts – Department of Visual Arts and Applied Arts of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. His first two years of study he attended the workshop of Evangelos Dimitreas. The attendance continued in the workshop of Makis Theofylakopoulos, where he graduated in June 2006 with excellent. He has presented three solo exhibitions and has participated in several group exhibitions in Greece and abroad. His works are at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Florina, at the University of Ioannina, in the collection of the Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art, in the Beltsios Collection and in many private collections in Greece. Since 2008-2010 he has completed postgraduate studies in the history and art theory while he is currently a PhD candidate. From 2008 to 2011 he teaches painting and art history at TEI of Epirus. Since 2012 he teaches in primary education.

 


General Info

Opening: 09/11/2018 at 20.00

Duration: 09/11/2018 – 08/12/2018

Exhibition Opening Hours: 

Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 10.00 – 14.00 & 18.00 – 21.00

Wednesday & Saturday: 10.00 – 14.00

Sunday & Monday: Closed

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Dec
1
Sat
“Size matters? II”, exhibition of small artworks @ Ikastikos Kiklos DL
Dec 1 @ 12:00 pm – Dec 31 @ 4:00 pm

“Size matters? II”

exhibition of small artworks

KROMA/ Marian Wijnvoord, Weather oil on linen

Marian Wijnvoord, Weather oil on linen

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.

KROMA/ Dimitris Yeros, Acrylic on canvas

Dimitris Yeros, Acrylic on canvas

 

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.

KROMA/ Vassilis Selimas, Anna behind the mask, pencil on paper, 2018

Vassilis Selimas, Anna behind the mask, pencil on paper, 2018

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.

KROMA/ Size matters? II

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.

KROMA/ Vassilis Poulios, Pencil on Paper

Vassilis Poulios, Pencil on Paper

Participating artists:

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

KROMA/ George Gyzis, Acrylic on paper

George Gyzis, Acrylic on paper


General Info:

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

Sunday: Closed 

Admission: Free Event


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Address: 6 Akadimias Street 10671 – Athens

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