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