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

Pavlos Samios · Manolis Charos

Retrospective

30 Mar – 31 May 2018 Trikala ART CURATOR Yiannis Bolis

Alma Gallery completes 8 years of successful and consistent presence in the field of visual arts and celebrates the “anniversary” with an original exhibition. Two or our first associates, Pavlos Samios and Manolis Charos, are called to retrace these 8 years with 16 of their works. Each presents 8 compositions in chronological order, to represent the 8 years of the gallery.

Manolis Charos, 80 x 90 cm

Manolis Charos,
80 x 90 cm

The trained look, the sharpness in design, the intense plasticity, the rich colour range, the essential simplification, the perspective deformations and the isproportions in the scales of the figures and objects, the multiple references ranging from the byzantine hagiography to the modern conquests, they all contribute to Pavlos Samios’ art. His compositions tell stories on the margin between dream and reality, like a monument in a timeless present. His subjects take the emphatic importance he gives to them and with the impeccable technique he uses when dealing with them, he succeeds in speaking clearly, and at the same time suggestively, through what is commonly seen, about what he feels beyond this.

Pavlos Samios, 144 x 88 cm

Pavlos Samios,
144 x 88 cm

The co-existence of incongruous patterns, the anti-realistic disposition, the unusual viewpoints, the unorthodox conflicts in size, the design qualities, the brightness, the richness and the sensuality of the hues, they are all primary elements in Manolis Charos’ art. His style emerges sensitive, elliptical and symbolic, drawing the routes in a dreamlike and deeply romantic world, offering emotion and visual delight, creating immediate, vivid and spontaneous impressions. His compositions visualize stimuli and memories, they reshape the natural space with pure painting values, they imposethemselves with their fragmentation and their aesthetics, thus suggesting a different, poetic and metaphysical version of what is visible.

Manolis Charos, 115 x 90 cm

Manolis Charos,
115 x 90 cm

Manolis Charos, 87 x 87 cm

Manolis Charos,
87 x 87 cm

Manolis Charos, 87 x 87 cm

Manolis Charos,
87 x 87 cm

Manolis Charos, 30 x 40 cm

Manolis Charos,
30 x 40 cm

Manolis Charos, 52 x 45 cm

Manolis Charos,
52 x 45 cm

Manolis Charos, 85 x 106 cm

Manolis Charos,
85 x 106 cm

Pavlos Samios, 50 x 50 cm

Pavlos Samios,
50 x 50 cm

Pavlos Samios, 60.5 x 60.5 cm

Pavlos Samios,
60.5 x 60.5 cm

Pavlos Samios, 70 x 50 cm

Pavlos Samios,
70 x 50 cm

Pavlos Samios, 70 x 50 cm

Pavlos Samios,
70 x 50 cm

Pavlos Samios, 80 x 60 cm

Pavlos Samios,
80 x 60 cm

Pavlos Samios, 24 x 17 cm

Pavlos Samios,
24 x 17 cm

Pavlos Samios, 54.5 x 44.5 cm

Pavlos Samios,
54.5 x 44.5 cm

Pavlos Samios, 70 x 50 cm

Pavlos Samios,
70 x 50 cm

Pavlos Samios, 80 x60 cm

Pavlos Samios,
80 x60 cm

Pavlos Samios, 100 x 122 cm

Pavlos Samios,
100 x 122 cm

Pavlos Samios, 95 x 87 cm

Pavlos Samios,
95 x 87 cm

Pavlos Samios, 40 x 40 cm

Pavlos Samios,
40 x 40 cm