Pictorial Analysis:
Athena Schina
Critic & Art Historian
2003




















Painting

Greek Painters

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Painters: Greece
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Achilleas Droungas
The vividness of Achilleas' work contains many elements of pop art, in his paintings of "Magical Realism" that he creates, illustrating a metaphysical dialogue between age-old myths and contemporary mundane reality.
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Alekos Fassianos
Through a mixture of artistic and folk traditions, Alekos' mythical heroes converse with everyday people. The transmit age-old memories from ancient oil flasks, the Fayum portraits, Byzantine icons and shadow theatre. His figures travel, stamped with a child's eye innocence.
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Dimitris Mytaras
Past is interwoven with present through a post-expressionist idiom and on the basic of conceptual sequences and associations, subsequently juxtaposed with the impression of elusiveness, giving Dimitris' works, amongst other things, a measure of social critique.
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Jannis Psychopedis
With multi-layered references and internalized dialectical interrelations, Jannis creates paintings that contain a commentary on social and intercultural reality. The ways in which he negotiates the image, the materials with which it is created and its codes of communication suggest critical paradigms for today and yesterday.
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Kostas Tsoklis
Through a mesh of different perspectives of approach, with their natural and metaphorical dimensions, Kostas creates works in which the bestows the microcosm of daily life with a mythologizing atmosphere. His simplicity, conceptual content and elegiac tone transform the familiar into something unfamiliar and the credible into something outrageous.
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Panagiotis Tetsis
Panagiotis uses post-expressionist idiom to portray landscapes of Greek nature and even more so the workings of Mediterranean light and its metaphoric extensions. His black and white works are driven by internalized depth and overwhelming through.
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Pavlos Dionyssopoulos
Pavlos sustitutes the classic brush and colors of painting with artistic negotiation of the materials of the advertising billboard, creating wall and "environmental" constructions that for "realities" within reality itself, all with critical dimensions.
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Sotiris Sorogas
Sotiris' subjects are inspired by the remains of the past and the remnants of modern life. His transcendental realism is based on the credibility of the trace and the sparkling light of memory that shines forth from the darkness, giving elegiac dimension to life.
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Yannis Bouteas
A dialogue between different eras, materials and aesthetic perceptions emerges through Yannis' "constructions" and his "environment", in which he focuses on a conversation between stylistic differences and co-existing contradictions.
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Yannis Moralis
A creeping, controlled lyricism is combined with Doric feel relayed by Yannis' painted figures, where the human body is represented as bearer of values, initially through realistic idiom and later through geometric abstraction.
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Painting
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