Lila Papoula: The artistic narratives of ruined walls
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Lila Papoula: The artistic narratives of ruined walls

‘Art Scene Athens’ talks to artist Lila Papoula about her exhibition ‘Walls that were hiding our faces’, at the Evripides Gallery, which runs till December 9: IN THE EIGHTIES, artist Lila Papoula searched the streets for derelict walls, which she photographed. She was drawn to these remaining fragments of people’s lives, not only because of … Continue reading

Hadjiandreou: Making portraits come to life
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Hadjiandreou: Making portraits come to life

‘Art Scene Athens’ talks to artist Maria Hadjiandreou about her new exhibition entitled ‘The Gaze’, at Gallery 7, in which the artist not only captures the character of her sitters but also searches deep into their psyche: MARIA Hadjiandreou’s work of the last two years are portraits inspired by the artist’s heightened sensibility. Whilst perusing … Continue reading

Seferis in the spotlight at the Theocharakis Foundation
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Seferis in the spotlight at the Theocharakis Foundation

  POETRY AND ART join forces in an outstanding exhibition at the B&M Theocharakis Foundation, which pays homage to Greek poet and Nobel Laureate George Seferis. The exhibition entitled ‘When the light dances, I speak farely. George Seferis and his poetry via painting and photography’, will be inaugurated on November 8 by the President of … Continue reading

Painting the essence of natural and urban Greekness
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Painting the essence of natural and urban Greekness

SPYROS KOTSALAS captures the raw, bold beauty of the Greek landscape and the nonchalant, everyday details of Athenian life. His oil paintings are odes to the quintessential colour harmonies of Greece, while his small gouache portraits capture the essence of the character of his sitters – the angles and contours of their features sculpturally rendered. … Continue reading

Bokoros: Never losing sight of the light
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Bokoros: Never losing sight of the light

ACCLAIMED artist Christos Bokoros has described himself as ‘serving an ancient iconolatric tradition’. In fact he does this with such clarity and verisimilitude in his paintings, with such perfectionism and emphasis on detail, that the results are awe-inspiring. But in contrast with the intricacy and complexity of his mastery of representational painting – creating a … Continue reading

Art Olympics (part 1): Athens revs up for documenta 14
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Art Olympics (part 1): Athens revs up for documenta 14

AS THE GREEK and international art world revs up for documenta 14 (April 8-July 16 in Athens, June 10-September 17 in Kassel), Athens puts on its best: So much will be happening around town that it’s a bit like the Olympics again, only this time for art – the ‘Art Olympics’. Cultural institutions and galleries … Continue reading

Art talks: From Guerrilla Girls to Pussy Riot and beyond
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Art talks: From Guerrilla Girls to Pussy Riot and beyond

MARCH HAS certainly started with artistic discourse, as seen with the Guerrilla Girl’s talk at the Onassis Cultural Centre on Thursday, March 9. (But it continues with plenty more, as you will read about later on). But first up, let’s do a quick resume of some of the key aspects of the Guerrilla Girls’ event: … Continue reading