Έκθεση στο Ίδρυμα Μιχάλης Κακογιάννης : 2 Νοεμβρίου – 14 Δεκεμβρίου 2021

STORIES

Three works of 2007, Indian ink and oils on paper: 1) Hamlet. The story develops outside Helsingor palace. Rosenkrantz and Guilderstern are driving Hamlet away from Denmark by order of King Claudius, his father’s brother and assassin. They keep a secret letter to the King of England about his immediate execution. The scene is a scene of betrayal. 2) The Italian painter Giovanni Segantini. He was born in 1958, in the mountainous region of Trento, near Austria. He loved to paint between mountainous landscapes. When he was 41, seriously ill in Schafberg, before he died, he asked to look out of the window. “Let me see my mountains”, he said. 3) Night near Alesund. A young traveller sails to the fjords in northern Norway, in an evening of August. Suddenly he remembers the horrifying screaming of painter Munch on the bridge.

“500 years”: Triptych, oil on canvas. I continue the thought that I took up in Baudelaire’s “Lighthouses” and I paint, based on their self-portraits, the “leading light” painters over the past five centuries. I imagined them all together, at the turn of 2000, standing on the front steps of the World Art Gallery. A) Renaissance and Baroque: Leonardo, Michelangelo, Raphael, Caravaggio, Rubens, El Greco, Rembrandt, Artemisia Gentileschi. B) 18th and 19th Century: Delacroix, Goya, Christine Kaufman, Rodin, Manet, Cezanne, Turner, Van Gogh. C) 20th Century: Kandinsky, Popova Lyubov, Yannoulis Chalepas, de Chiriko, Warhol, Frida Kahlo, Bacon, Tsarouchis, Joseph Beuys, Picasso, Qi Baishi.

Work entitled: War Refugee (2003). A Little girl walks under the sun in the desert. Column in four parts, painted on plywood.

The works were exhibited in 2013, in a retrospective exhibition (2005-2013) at the Grigoriadis Gallery.