16 – 20 January 2019 ALMA GALLERY
Gogo Ieromonachou ·
Haralabos Katsatsidis validates the quality and the possibilities, the solid artistic education, the complex experimentation, the coherence and the consistency, the wide and the conquered maturity of his artistic and plastic research. Large-scale projects reveal the full possession of expressive means, the experience and knowledge of the problems of form and design, composition, structure and space, the function of color. The material, its handling and its processing, claim a primary position in the Painting Act.
Haralabos Katsatsidis, Uncertain Relations II”, 2 m x 2 m, oil on canvas, 2018
Haralabos Katsatsidis, Portrait of a patient Doctor, 1 m x 1 m, oil on canvas, 2018
Gogo Ieromonachou paints with sensitivity and knowledge of the great European artistic tradition while at the same time wants to express personally through elaborate symbolism, self references and theatrical gestures. Taking advantage of the big sizes, she paints dramatic gestures and dramatic moments of big passions that both she and the viewer who accepts the rules of such a game. A game in which the canvas becomes a Theater scene to liven up images of a past that never ceased to be present and seeks a new interpretation. A game, finally, that requires the figure, apart from the formal value, to be a role and a persona that paints recounts. A face-mask, sometimes exorbitant grotesque, sometimes fanatically distorted, sometimes a caricature or mirror of an expressionistic drama that tells stories. A sort of neobaroque scenography of self … Thing that surprises pleasantly, particularly at a time when the painting is either academic programming, or conceptually planned “.