Hawtin’s haunting creative visions
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Hawtin’s haunting creative visions

BRITISH artist Chris Hawtin’s work at the FokiaNou art space in Athens these days, has an eerie, gothic feel to it. His atmospheric, chiaroscuro, and mostly miniature oil paintings (albeit with maximum detail), are heavily varnished to a glossy finish, exuding the character of an old master. Details such as the light filtering in through … Continue reading

Margarita Radeva: “A true artist is someone who sees the world differently”
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Margarita Radeva: “A true artist is someone who sees the world differently”

Stella Sevastopoulos talks to artist Margarita Radeva about the pros and cons of following an art career today, her experience as an art education professional, and more… THERE are many who teach art, but not many who do it properly. In many schools, art is considered of no importance, hence an excuse for the art … Continue reading

A kaleidoscope of artistic tales: ‘Love and Disaster in Athens’
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A kaleidoscope of artistic tales: ‘Love and Disaster in Athens’

IN THE HEART of Athens, on the 7th floor of a typically grungy inner city block of flats, you will find a real gem of an alternative art space, where contemporaneity of all forms and mediums features in the show ‘Love and Disaster in Athens’ these days. The works of 32 artists were selected after … Continue reading

Figurative to abstract: Tracing the entirety of Moralis’s oeuvre
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Figurative to abstract: Tracing the entirety of Moralis’s oeuvre

THE YANNIS MORALIS retrospective exhibition at the Benaki Pireos, pays hommage to this great Greek artist’s oeuvre by presenting the many sides of his creative magnificence. It traces Moralis’ mastery of many mediums, styles and forms of art: his early realistic works, his sombre portraits, still-lifes that hark back to De Chirico, works inspired by … Continue reading

Vakalo’s poetry of painting
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Vakalo’s poetry of painting

THE EVRIPIDES Gallery pays hommage to one of Greece’s most inspirational creative figures, who was pivotal in the development of the decorative and applied arts in this country, via the creation of the Vakalo School of Art and Design, which celebrates its 60th anniversary this year. George Vakalo (1902-1991, real name George Vakalopoulos) excelled especially … Continue reading

Cola tins transformed to art
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Cola tins transformed to art

  IN THE age of the Greek crisis, some artists look further towards alternative methods of creativity and materials. Most traditional art materials are expensive, but there are also options that are free, and everywhere: arte povera was a movement that pioneered this approach in a conceptual manner, back in the Sixties and Seventies. Today,  … Continue reading