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‘Carpets 2’

8/5-6/6/2020 

Piraeus, Greece

 

‘Carpets 2’

Vassilis Karakatsanis presents the “odd” family Abd Al Aziz which, having Beirut as its seat and being active in various cities (especially in the Mediterranean), trades  ‘magic’ carpets to people who have the courage to travel on them, living out either the illusion or the reality. The members of the family are dispersed in various cities, thus maintaining the independence of their personal lives, each one influencing the buyers, with their dynamics or by employing other ways, those of seduction or magic. The profits are equally handled for all the members of the family by a firm based in Geneva.

After 25 years, Karakatsanis comes back with a topic he has been preoccupied with in the past, but with a different motive. In 1991 in Galerie Titanium Vassilis Karakatsanis in co-operation with Maya Tsoclis presented ‘Carpets 1’.Works of art of great dimensions which, with carpets as their main theme, approached the application of his printed works of art on fabric and the creation of women’s clothes by Tsoclis in a discursive exhibition, at the gallery.

His artistic approach today is nothing other but the ‘horizontal cross-section’ of the majority of his approaches, all the years of his work, with its final ‘key’ being the fabric, a material which prevailed in his artistic endeavour, most prominently as an element of the surrounding space but also with an evident ‘experiential relationship’.

 

 

 

 

‘Distinct District’

12/3-4/4/2020

Patra, Greece

 

 

‘Distinct District’

A visual approach to the Athenian landscape through personal experiences.

Each painting is a true story that has played out in the suffocating, concrete environment of districts in Athens and Piraeus.

A personal journal with churches as bookmarks, identifying each region. These are ‘distinct’ points, which do not depict reality but rather sum up the artist’s feelings and, through this virtual reality, presumably the viewer’s too.

Furniture, objects, insects and animals stand out against the urban grid, evoking our effort for an urban way of life – at times authentic, at times not.

There is asceticism and abstraction in the depiction of the urban landscape, and humorous symbolism, as the artist states his personal conclusions and acceptance of reality. An acceptance and affirmation that required a 36-year artistic journey in order to be expressed.

In most of his thematic units, he deciphers the urban landscape as an internal process. Today, surrounding space is presented as a surprise, as theatrical action.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10 Years 12 Months & 7 Days &…”

(curated by Iris Kritikou)

 

27/2-7/3/2020

athens

www.gallerygenesisathens.com

 

 

 

 

“αντί – δωρο

 

19/12/2019 – 11/1/2020

 

Δημήτρης Αγγελόπουλος / Διονύσης Αναστασιάδης /

Τάσος Αναστασιάδης / Σταύρος Αντωνόπουλος / Καλλιόπη Ασαργιωτάκη / Ρέα Αφαντίτη / Λία Βογιατζή / Βαρβάρα Γεωργίου / Στρατηγούλα Γιαννικοπούλου / Μηνάς Καμπιτάκης / Βασίλης Καρακατσάνης / Έλενα Κούμα / Κωνσταντίνος Κύρτης / Χρίστος Μιχαηλίδης / Αχιλλέας Πιστώνης / Κωνσταντίνος Πτωχόπουλος / Βασίλης Σελιμάς / Καλλιρρόη Χρόνη

 

Αρχ. Κυπριανού 15 Δ,Ε   2059 Στρόβολος, τηλ.99657080

Email: marginalia.gallery@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

 

Once upon a time

 

Εγκαίνια: Παρασκευή 13 Δεκεμβρίου 2019, 20.00

Διάρκεια έκθεσης: 13 Δεκεμβρίου 2019 – 11 Ιανουαρίου 2020

Cube Gallery | Μιαούλη 39 | 26222 Πάτρα

 

Bleeps, Felipe Chavez, Harshit Joshi, Brendan Kelly, Ηλίας Αηδονίδης, Νίκος Βατόπουλος, Βασίλης Ζωζάς, Βασίλης Καρακατσάνης,  Άννα Καρατζά, Χρήστος Κουτσούκης, Σοφία Κυριακού, Δέσποινα Κωνσταντίνου, Ανδρέας Λυμπεράτος, Αλέξανδρος Μαγκανιώτης, Ελεάννα Μαρτίνου,‘Ελλη Μπαρμπαγιάννη, Ισμήνη Μπονάτσου, Τίτα Μπονάτσου, Ανδρέας Νικολάου, Αλεξία Ξαφοπούλου, Αριστέα Παναγιωτακοπούλου, Νίκος Παναγιωτόπουλος, Βασιλική Πανταζή, Γεύσω Παπαδάκη, Ξενοφών Παπαευθυμίου, Γιώργος Παπακαρμέζης, Σοφία Παρασκευοπούλου, Γεωργία Παράσχη, Κωνσταντίνος Πάτσης, Βούλα Φερεντίνου.

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

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