The state of art today in Greece
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The state of art today in Greece

IT’S Freize Art Fair in London at the moment. Sales are going well, the jet-set art lovers have flocked like groupies from around the world to check out one of the most prestigious fairs of its kind. But Londoners too from all walks of life will pay a visit in order to get a ‘zing’ … Continue reading

Kavallieratos’ ‘species’ of birds and philosophers at the Bernier-Eliades
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Kavallieratos’ ‘species’ of birds and philosophers at the Bernier-Eliades

DIONISIS KAVALLIERATOS’ show at the Bernier/Eliades includes some intriguing glazed ceramic pottery – like you’ve never seen before. How about a pyramid of philosophers? Or maybe bird watching is more your thing – in a gallery? ”Birds are beautiful animals and they carry all kinds of symbolism and associations”, says Kavallieratos about his series of … Continue reading

Waiting for the ‘resurrection’ of Greece: Pallantzas talks about art and the crisis
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Waiting for the ‘resurrection’ of Greece: Pallantzas talks about art and the crisis

EVERYONE has felt some kind of loss during the Greek crisis. Christos Pallantzas’ current show at the Evripides Gallery focuses exactly on this subject – capturing in his paintings, what isn’t there. From portraits to nudes, humans and their relationships are analysed, explored and exposed. What they lack, takes centre stage: These narratives ask of … Continue reading

Rorris tells the naked truth about his paintings
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Rorris tells the naked truth about his paintings

LIKE bees to honey, art lovers swarmed to the Felios Collection on February 13, in order to hear the acclaimed 53-year old, bespectacled painter Giorgos Rorris talk about his work (on the occasion of his current show of 33 works there). Black-dressed for the occasion, he admitted that it was the first time that he … Continue reading

Let’s talk about art, collector Frissiras
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Let’s talk about art, collector Frissiras

SITTING in collector Vlassis Frissiras’ office, I explain to him that I had interviewed him once before, about 12 or so years ago – and that although I have taken a break from covering the art scene in Greece for a decade (!!!!!! due to a ‘change of profession’ after becoming a full-time mum), my … Continue reading

Verghi:  The plight and pleasures of a pioneering  plein air painter
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Verghi:  The plight and pleasures of a pioneering  plein air painter

THERE are so many elements that converge in Chryssa Verghi’s  art. Among her painted odes to nature,   you will spot references to certain crucial crossroads in the history of art and landscape painting, such as her painted encomium to Monet ‘s  ‘ Water Lillies’, a touch of Romanticism’s passion for the sublime and mystical in … Continue reading