Art Athina 2018

Athens Conservatoire
20 – 24 June 2018
www.art-athina.gr ALMA GALLERY Booth: C4
PARTICIPANTS Martin Donef ·
Vana Fertaki ·
Marios Fournaris ·
Theofilos Katsipanos ·
Alekos Kirarinis ·
Kostas Lavdas ·
Alexandros Maganiotis ·
Michalis Manousakis ·
Irene Matsouki ·
Tassos Missouras ·
Zacharias Papantoniou ·
Andreas Voussouras CURATED BY Yiannis Bolis, Art Historian

Alma gallery has been supporting the modern innovative artistic expression in a consistent, stable and knowledgeable way. In Alma gallery we present, promote and support – in Greece (both in the capital and the rest of the country) and in other international organisations abroad - visual artists, older or younger ones, without drawing dividing lines or categorizing our choices, since these choices stretch and cover openmindedly and freely every form and kind of art. The artist, the work of art and the public constitute the three important elements of the gallery philosophy and policy; a gallery which invests in communication and extroversion; which encourages collaboration and collectivity; which orientates towards and aims at presentating new and original ideas.

Theofilos Katsipanos, Die Rückkehr, 34 x 78 cm, acrylics and oil on canvas, 2018

Theofilos Katsipanos,
Die Rückkehr,
34 x 78 cm,
acrylics and oil on canvas,
2018

In this year’s Art Athina, Alma gallery presents works of art by Tasos Misouras, Michael Manousakis, Andreas Vousouras, Irene Matsouki, Zaharias Papantoniou, Martin Donef, Alexandros Maganiotis, Vana Fertaki, Alekos Kourarinis, Kostas Lavdas, Theophilos Katsipanos and Marios Fournaris. Their compositions, in direct conversation with each other, “narrate” stories of personal and collective experiences; they present the images of their personal mythologies; they approach contemporary realities; they refer to dreams, desires and divisions; they raise issues of existential order; they invoke a deeper communication with the viewer; they offer a world where different ways and routes of expression meet and converse – a world which distinguishes for its truth and quality, its aesthetic values and , at the same time, for the internal wealth, the dynamics, the special atmosphere, the diverse references, its messages and its symbols.

Martin Donef, Untitled, 100 x 140 cm, ink on paper

Martin Donef,
Untitled,
100 x 140 cm,
ink on paper

Vana Fertaki, Mirroring, 50x40 cm, varnish and oil on canvas

Vana Fertaki,
Mirroring,
50x40 cm,
varnish and oil on canvas

Vana Fertaki, Orion, diameter 45 cm, varnish and oil on canvas

Vana Fertaki,
Orion,
diameter 45 cm,
varnish and oil on canvas

Vana Fertaki, Pulcinella, 120 x 100 cm, varnish and oil on canvas

Vana Fertaki,
Pulcinella,
120 x 100 cm,
varnish and oil on canvas

Vana Fertaki, Space, 40 x 40 cm, varnish and oil on canvas

Vana Fertaki,
Space,
40 x 40 cm,
varnish and oil on canvas

Vana Fertaki, Spider, 40 x 50 cm, varnish and oil on canvas

Vana Fertaki,
Spider,
40 x 50 cm,
varnish and oil on canvas

Marios Fournaris, Anni di Piombo or The Present, dimensions variable, saws, paper, rope, wood

Marios Fournaris,
Anni di Piombo
or The Present,
dimensions variable,
saws, paper,
rope, wood

Marios Fournaris, Eternal Beauty, 20.5 x 35.5 cm, acrylics, pencil, ink and gold 22k on wood

Marios Fournaris,
Eternal Beauty,
20.5 x 35.5 cm,
acrylics, pencil,
ink and gold 22k
on wood

Marios Fournaris, Vanitas 1, 35 x 25 cm, acrylics, pencil, ink and gold 22k on wood

Marios Fournaris,
Vanitas 1,
35 x 25 cm,
acrylics, pencil,
ink and gold 22k
on wood

Marios Fournaris, You Will Never Be As Beautiful As You Are Now, 54.4 x 44.4 cm, wood, cotton, fabric, glass, plexi, butterfly, iron

Marios Fournaris,
You Will Never Be
As Beautiful
As You Are Now,
54.4 x 44.4 cm,
wood, cotton, fabric,
glass, plexi, butterfly,
iron

Alekos Kirarinis, Untitled, egg tempera on wood, 220 x 60 cm

Alekos Kirarinis,
Untitled,
egg tempera
on wood,
220 x 60 cm

Kostas Lavdas, The Offspring, 92.4 x 71 cm, acrylic, marker, ink on wood

Kostas Lavdas,
The Offspring,
92.4 x 71 cm,
acrylic, marker, ink
on wood

Kostas Lavdas, You Gotta Keep Them Separated 42.5 x 46.5 cm acrylic on wood

Kostas Lavdas,
You Gotta
Keep Them
Separated
42.5 x 46.5 cm
acrylic on wood

Kostas Lavdas, Come Out 'n' Play, 42.5 x 46.5 cm, acrylic on wood

Kostas Lavdas,
Come Out 'n' Play,
42.5 x 46.5 cm,
acrylic on wood

Alexandros Maganiotis, From Darkness to Darkness, mixed media, 67 x 90 cm

Alexandros Maganiotis,
From Darkness to Darkness,
mixed media,
67 x 90 cm

Michalis Manousakis, Untitled, mixed media on wood, 70 x 50 cm

Michalis Manousakis,
Untitled,
mixed media on wood,
70 x 50 cm

Michalis Manousakis, Untitled, mixed media on wood, 70 x 50 cm

Michalis Manousakis,
Untitled,
mixed media on wood,
70 x 50 cm

Michalis Manousakis, Untitled, mixed media on wood, 70 x 50 cm

Michalis Manousakis,
Untitled,
mixed media on wood,
70 x 50 cm

Irene Matsouki, Classroom, acrylics and oil on cardboard wood on plexiglass, 40 x 30 x 30 cm

Irene Matsouki,
Classroom,
acrylics and oil
on cardboard wood
on plexiglass,
40 x 30 x 30 cm

Tasos Missouras, acrylic on canvas, 107 x 161 cm

Tasos Missouras,
acrylic on canvas,
107 x 161 cm

Tassos-Missouras, Untitled, acrylics and oil on canvas, 156 x 84 cm

Tassos-Missouras,
Untitled,
acrylics and oil on canvas,
156 x 84 cm

Zacharias Papantoniou, Untitled, 120 x 110 cm, oil on canvas

Zacharias Papantoniou,
Untitled,
120 x 110 cm,
oil on canvas

Andreas Vousssouras, Body and Soul, mixed media, 230 x 160 cm

Andreas Vousssouras,
Body and Soul,
mixed media,
230 x 160 cm

Corrections and Tunings

Haralabos Katsatsidis

10 May – 30 June 2018 Athens ART CURATOR Yannis Bolis

With his new work, 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.

Haralabos Katsatsidis, Painters go to heaven, 4 m x 2 m, oil on canvas, 2016-18

Haralabos Katsatsidis,
Painters go to heaven,
4 m x 2 m,
oil on canvas,
2016-18

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.

Haralabos Katsatsidis, Learning the flute, 4 m x 2 m, oil on canvas, 2014-16

Haralabos Katsatsidis,
Learning the flute,
4 m x 2 m,
oil on canvas,
2014-16

The material, its handling and its processing, claim a primary position in the Painting Act.

Haralabos Katsatsidis, Three dirty ladies
4 m x 2 m, oil on canvas, 2015-17

Haralabos Katsatsidis,
Three dirty ladies
4 m x 2 m,
oil on canvas,
2015-17

A touch of fluid color becomes the starting point for the creation of a whole universe of shapes – peculiar and riveting, ambiguous and cryptic – where the figuration is involved with the abstract.

Haralabos Katsatsidis, The dream, 4 m x 2 m, oil on canvas, 2016-17

Haralabos Katsatsidis,
The dream,
4 m x 2 m,
oil on canvas,
2016-17

The plasticity, density and scuffle of the shapes, the expressionist deformities, the intensity of the black and the chromatic flashes, the design acuity and the dominant grids of the lines, the strength and roughness of the gestural painting, create counterpoints and balances, movements, routes and postures, impart rhythm and dynamism, clarity and vitality.

Haralabos Katsatsidis, Anax - Dionysus, 4 m x 2 m, oil on canvas, 2014-15

Haralabos Katsatsidis,
Anax - Dionysus,
4 m x 2 m,
oil on canvas,
2014-15

The creator “corrects” and “synchronizes” lines, colors and shapes, organizes, with precision, the painting field, relationships and encounters of patterns and forms, the ambiguous, fluid and elliptical spaces of narratives and stories, transformations and transpositions.

Haralabos Katsatsidis, Grandmum`s lesson, 2 m x 2 m, oil on canvas, 2016-17

Haralabos Katsatsidis,
Grandmum`s lesson,
2 m x 2 m,
oil on canvas,
2016-17

A whole world, paradoxical, ambivalent and shattered, emerges like a meteor on the verge between fantasy, dream and reality.

Haralabos Katsatsidis, Inferno couple, 2 m x 2 m, oil on canvas, 2015-16

Haralabos Katsatsidis,
Inferno couple,
2 m x 2 m,
oil on canvas,
2015-16

A world where the Biblical Ark coexists with Salome, the monstrous men’s forms (which sometimes reveal their feminine side) and the animal like figures, a world where cruelty, morbidity and eroticism coexist with sensitivity and fragility, in an atmosphere of uncertainty, anxiety and agitation, dramatic passion and romantic-lyrical mood.

Haralabos Katsatsidis, Salome`s last dance, 2 m x 2 m, oil on canvas, 2016-17

Haralabos Katsatsidis,
Salome`s last dance,
2 m x 2 m,
oil on canvas,
2016-17

The compositions of H. Katsatsidis reflect a particular psyche (soul), an internal way of experiencing reality, give the impression that they emanate directly from the subconscious, reveal and conceal, communicate and interact, are imposed by the monumentality, exude emotion and truth, are opened in multiple readings and approaches, in an area of allegories about life and love, violence and death, adventures and anxieties of existence.

Haralabos Katsatsidis, Heroes go to heavens, 2 m x 2 m, oil on canvas, 2014-15

Haralabos Katsatsidis,
Heroes go to heavens,
2 m x 2 m,
oil on canvas,
2014-15

The close viewing of compositions of such large dimensions creates a different condition, intended by their creator.

Haralabos Katsatsidis, Portrait of a man I, 2 m x 2 m, oil on canvas, 2014-15

Haralabos Katsatsidis,
Portrait of a man I,
2 m x 2 m,
oil on canvas,
2014-15

The viewer is invited not only to come to a more direct contact with the painting process but also to find themselves at the core of these works, to “navigate” through them, to search in the deciphering of their secrets, to seek out their sign tones and his/her own symbolic and emotional references.

Haralabos Katsatsidis, Liquid ice, 2 m x 2 m, oil on canvas, 2015-17

Haralabos Katsatsidis,
Liquid ice,
2 m x 2 m,
oil on canvas,
2015-17

Haralabos Katsatsidis, The painter's Arc, 2 m x 2 m, oil on canvas, 2015-17

Haralabos Katsatsidis,
The painter's Arc,
2 m x 2 m,
oil on canvas,
2015-17

Haralabos Katsatsidis, Regents cut, 2 m x 2 m, oil on canvas, 2016-17

Haralabos Katsatsidis,
Regents cut,
2 m x 2 m,
oil on canvas,
2016-17

Haralabos Katsatsidis, Portrait of a patient Doctor, 1 m x 1 m, oil on canvas, 2018

Haralabos Katsatsidis,
Portrait of a patient Doctor,
1 m x 1 m,
oil on canvas,
2018

Haralabos Katsatsidis, Uncertain relations, 1 m x 1 m, oil on canvas, 2018

Haralabos Katsatsidis,
Uncertain relations,
1 m x 1 m,
oil on canvas,
2018

Haralabos Katsatsidis, Meteora, 1 m x 1 m, oil on canvas, 2018

Haralabos Katsatsidis,
Meteora,
1 m x 1 m,
oil on canvas,
2018

Haralabos Katsatsidis, Man and child in war zone, 1 m x 1 m, oil on canvas, 2018

Haralabos Katsatsidis,
Man and child in war zone,
1 m x 1 m,
oil on canvas,
2018

Haralabos Katsatsidis, Ultimatum, 1 m x 1 m, oil on canvas, 2018

Haralabos Katsatsidis,
Ultimatum,
1 m x 1 m,
oil on canvas,
2018

Haralabos Katsatsidis, Falling man, 1 m x 1 m, oil on canvas, 2018

Haralabos Katsatsidis,
Falling man,
1 m x 1 m,
oil on canvas,
2018

Haralabos Katsatsidis, Three portraits, 132 cm x 66 cm, oil on canvas, 2015

Haralabos Katsatsidis,
Three portraits,
132 cm x 66 cm,
oil on canvas,
2015

Haralabos Katsatsidis, Portrait of a queen, 33 cm x 33 cm, oil on canvas, 2018

Haralabos Katsatsidis,
Portrait of a queen,
33 cm x 33 cm,
oil on canvas,
2018

Haralabos Katsatsidis, Portrait of a woman, 33 cm x 33 cm, oil on canvas, 2018

Haralabos Katsatsidis,
Portrait of a woman,
33 cm x 33 cm,
oil on canvas,
2018

Haralabos Katsatsidis, Minion on aluminium, 2 m x 2 m, oil on canvas, 2015-16

Haralabos Katsatsidis,
Minion on aluminium,
2 m x 2 m,
oil on canvas,
2015-16

Haralabos Katsatsidis, Portrait of a Lady, 33 cm x 33 cm, oil on canvas, 2018

Haralabos Katsatsidis,
Portrait of a Lady,
33 cm x 33 cm,
oil on canvas,
2018

Haralabos Katsatsidis, Ultimatum II, 35 cm x 35 cm, oil on canvas, 2018

Haralabos Katsatsidis,
Ultimatum II,
35 cm x 35 cm,
oil on canvas,
2018

Haralabos Katsatsidis, Reclining woman, 66,6 cm x 33,3 cm, oil on canvas, 2016

Haralabos Katsatsidis,
Reclining woman,
66,6 cm x 33,3 cm,
oil on canvas,
2016