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2/2-3/3/2018    Alexandroupoli

7/6-30/7/2018    Patra

11/2018    Limassol

 

 

 

           

 

 

 

Φωτογραφία του Vassilis Karakatsanis.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Limassol | Cyprus

 

 

 

 

 

 

Summer 2017 / Καλοκαίρι 2017

 

Dimitris Alithinos, Stavros Douzinas, Lefteris Economou, Andreas Efstathiou, Giorgos Erotokritos, Alecos Fassianos, Sofia Fotiadou, Giorgos Georgiades, Kostis Georgiou, Grahame Parry, Zenon Jepras, Vassilis Karakatsanis, Demosthenis Kolokassides, Giorgos Lappas, Dinos Michaelides, Andreas Morphis, Dimitris Mytaras, Andreas Nicolaou, Frixos Papantoniou, Christos Polydorou, Edouardos Sacaillan, Myrianthe Sozou, Vassilis Sperantzas, Thraki Jones, Yiannis Tsarouhis, Anna Varella, Marios Varellas, Stathis Vatanidis, Katerina Vavlitou, Stelios Votsis, Constantinos Yiannikouris ... and others

 

 

 

 

Φωτογραφία του χρήστη Νικολένα Καλαϊτζάκη, Iστορικός Τέχνης/Curator.

Η ArtΠρίσμα gallery στον Πειραιά παρουσιάζει την ομαδική εικαστική έκθεση με τίτλο || BLUE WATER ||

 

H Ιστορικός Τέχνης Νικολένα Καλαϊτζάκη σημειώνει για την έκθεση:

« 24 σύγχρονοι και αναγνωρισμένοι καλλιτέχνες της ελληνικής και παγκόσμιας εικαστικής σκηνής, σε έναν πρωτότυπο και καρποφόρο εικαστικό διάλογο, παρουσιάζουν έργα τους που είναι εμπνευσμένα από τη θάλασσα, το θαλασσινό τοπίο και την ζωή σ΄αυτό, σε ένα ταξίδι που διαγράφεται αφημένο επάνω σε γαλάζια κύματα, βυθούς και νέες στεριές.

Η θάλασσα, άμεσα συνδεδεμένη με το ελλαδικό περιβάλλον, πηγή έμπνευσης αέναη για τους παρατηρητές της στεριάς, για όσους βυθίστηκαν στην απεραντοσύνη της, γι’ αυτούς που την αγάπησαν με την γαλήνη και την τρικυμία της το ίδιο. Πόσες ονειροπολήσεις δεν ταξίδεψαν στα κύματα της και πόσα κοιτάγματα, ποιήματα και έργα δεν μας χάρισε και σε αιώνες πόσους.

‘Παιχνίδια τα νερά στα σκιερά περάσματα / λένε με τα φιλιά τους την αυγή που αρχίζει ορίζοντας. Και τ’ αγριοπερίστερα ήχο δονούνε στη σπηλιά τους / ξύπνημα γαλανό μες στην πηγή της μέρας / Ήλιος’

Με την φαντασία και την έμπνευση να περισσεύουν, με τα πινέλα και τα χρώματα να δραπετεύουν στον παλμό της δημιουργικής ελευθερίας, οι εικαστικοί, στην έκθεση αυτή, αποτυπώνουν, ο καθένας μέσα από την δική του ιδιότυπη εικαστική γραφή, θεώρηση και σκέψη, πρωτόπλαστους κόσμους και υδάτινα περιβάλλοντα που έχουν πηγή τους συχνά κι απ’ την πραγματικότητα εξορμούν μέσα από το μάγεμα ενός ονειρικού τόπου.

Προκύπτει, άλλοτε μια θάλασσα σαγηνευτική με αφαιρετικά και εξπρεσιονιστικά απλώματα και άλλοτε μια θάλασσα ρεαλιστικά δοσμένη – ή προσδιορισμένη από έντεχνα σουρεαλιστικά σκαρφίσματα. Τα διάφανα νερά επιτρέπουν εξάλλου να σμιλευτούν με δεξιοτεχνία στις αποχρώσεις όλες και τις μορφές και αρέσκονται σε κάθε λογής παιχνίδισμα.

‘Δίνει ο μαΐστρος το πανί στη θάλασσα / τα χάδια των μαλλιών στην ξεγνοιασιά του ονείρου του / Δροσιά. Κύμα στο φως ξαναγεννάει τα μάτια / Όπου η ζωή αρμενίζει προς τ’ αγνάντεμα / Ζωή’

(Οδ.Ελύτης,‘’Του Αιγαίου, ΙΙ’’)»

 

Συμμετέχουν οι καλλιτέχνες:

ΡΕΝΑ ΑΒΑΓΙΑΝΟΥ – ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟΣ - ΠΕΤΡΟΣ ΚΑΡΑΒΕΒΑΣ - ΒΑΣΙΛΗΣ ΚΑΡΑΚΑΤΣΑΝΗΣ - ΙΩΑΝΝΑ ΚΑΦΙΔΑ - NABIL KHAZEN - ΔΗΜΟΣΘΕΝΗΣ ΚΟΚΚΙΝΙΔΗΣ - ΝΙΚΟΣ ΚΡΑΝΑΚΗΣ -ΜΑΡΙΑ ΚΤΙΣΤΟΠΟΥΛΟΥ - ΕΛΕΝΑ ΛΑΚΚΙΩΤΗ - ΓΙΩΡΓΟΣ ΜΗΝΑΙΟΣ - ΕΙΡΗΝΗ ΜΟΝΟΜΜΑΤΟΥ - ΕΛΕΝΑ ΠΑΠΑΔΗΜΗΤΡΙΟΥ - ΒΑΓΓΕΛΗΣ ΡΗΝΑΣ - ΠΑΝΑΓΙΩΤΗΣ ΣΙΑΓΚΡΗΣ - ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΣ ΣΠΑΘΟΥΛΑΣ - ΚΩΝΣΤΑΝΤΙΝΟΣ ΤΟΛΗΣ - ΚΕΡΑΣΙΑ ΤΟΥΛΙΑΤΟΥ -ΣΟΦΙΑ ΤΟΥΝΤΑ - ΔΕΣΠΟΙΝΑ ΤΣΑΚΝΗ - ΚΑΤΕΡΙΝΑ ΤΣΑΜΗ - ΓΙΑΝΝΗΣ ΤΣΟΥΜΑΣ - ΑΛΕΚΟΣ ΦΑΣΙΑΝΟΣ - ΓΙΩΡΓΟΣ ΦΕΡΕΤΟΣ

 

 

 

 

 

           

           Λάρισα 1/6/ – 15/7/2017

 

 

 

 

 

  Φωτογραφία του Vassilis Karakatsanis.  

 

Liza Krügermeier

Vassilis Karakatsanis

Opening: Saturday, June 3rd, 2017 > 11:00-16:00

Duration: June 3rd- July 6th, 2017

 

From 3 June to 6 July 2017, Liza’s Gallery presents the "inside-entos" exhibition, featuring the painters Liza Krügermeier (DK) & Vassilis Karakatsanis (GR).

The two artists, who are linked by a personal friendship, "converse" visually, each one tracing their inner space, through experiences and a similarly sensitive painterly impulsiveness and discipline. 

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Through her dynamic syle,  Liza Krügermeier (b.1974, Denmark) reconstructs "space", transforming objects and still lifes – a salient feature of her work – into dreamlike realities, imaginary approaches or ambiguous concepts of truth. Her expressionist style of acrylic on canvas, bright colors, along with a peculiar light, a blend of Northern Europe and the recorded senses of the Mediterranean, a product of a large part of her life spent in Greece, are characteric of her work as a whole.

Liza Krügermeier has shown her work in Greece, Denmark, Germany and the UK

Her work has also been applied to fabrics, furniture and household objects by Brix Design/Denmark. Over the past ten years, together with Rupert Sutton (UK), she has been running Liza’ s Gallery in Stege, on the island of Møn, in Denmark. She currently lives and works in Stege.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Vassilis Karakatsanis (b.1957, Greece) is a contemporary painter, with degrees from Athens Graduate School of Fine Arts, San Jorge Universidad de Barcelona, and Centro Europeo di Venezia, where he attained all three institutions with awarded scholarships. Vassilis is well-known for his large scale mixed media paintings, with his thematic choices and artistic vocabulary being retrieved from his own experiences and observations of the surrounding world. He organizes his work in series, with his latest work called 'Carpets 2'. Carpets 2 documents through portraits the lives and locations of a carpets merchant’s family members, who are dispersed around the world.

Vassilis Karakatsanis primarily works with gouache, oil paint, and acrylic on canvas, where he applies a clean and rich color palette with vivid contrasts. His artworks belong in Museum, Art Institutions, corporate and private collections all around the world. He had solo exhibitions in Greece, Cyprus, Spain, Italy, Indonesia, Ecuador, Turkey, Denmark, and Germany. He currently lives and works in Athens.

 

 

 

Vassilis Karakatsanis

 

 

 

 

 

Liza Krügermeier

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

       

 

 

Over the past fourteen years, Skyros, an island in the central Aegean, has been a place where Vassilis Karakatsanis has spent long periods of time. The space he inhabits there is small, like the majority of Skyrian houses, and constitutes a lesson in austerity, in terms both of everyday life and the artist’s way of thinking.

 

The need to capture on canvas the subject of “Skyros” had been on Karakatsanis’s mind for many years. The way he chose to do this was to avoid describing things at first sight, but rather to choose certain features of the space, folk tradition and the people; all this formed the emotionally charged and semantically sparse material of his landscape painting.

 

Karakatsanis’s style displays here the consistency of previous years – On Wall (2002), Urban Details (2011), Carpets 2 (2015). The result is the rendering of his intense emotional and experiential relationship with this particular exploration. One might describe it as a sifting through the plethora of features at his disposal, before selecting the ones he has portrayed in a limited number of paintings.

 

Athina Schina, art critic and art historian, writes:

 

 

“After-sensations”

 

“Besides the experiences and memories one acquires from a certain place, there are also the after-sensations which emerge in time, as they are produced from a combination of impressions and observations, associations and correlations which concern the various ways in which the subconscious functions and processes information.

 

The place Vassilis Karakatsanis has chosen to define geographically and then elevate to another sphere through his imagination is none other than Skyros.

This Aegean island becomes, for the artist, the thread of Ariadne, allowing him to enter, absorb and artistically reshape elements from the interior of the place and the “self”, since both these parameters here are one and the same. Thus, Skyros’s geographical identity is translated into a correlation between mathematical and physical terms, which essentially demystifies it, transforming it, through these works, into a “geodesy” of sensations, dreamlike states and emanations from memory. 

 

Vassilis Karakatsanis, being always internally consistent with earlier stages of his work, uses, in this group of works, a mixed and very personal morphoplastic vocabulary, which includes, besides his own established style, transformed elements of neo-fauvism, gestural lyrical abstraction, the dynamic gesture of expressionism and neo-pop culture.

 

Having chosen the method of hiking (whether real or imaginary) in order to make the island his own and then render it through the eyes of his mind and his heart, as well as through the memories that accumulated meanwhile, the painter, showing great inspiration, works with certain recognizable motifs, such as the typical rural shoes called “trochadia”, which are reminiscent of ancient Greek sandals. The “trochadia” also act as markers for measures, sizes and distances in the familiar yet eternally novel world of the island. Other reference motifs include the colors and shapes of Skyrian ceramics, and the roofs of houses with their grey, white and dark charcoal colors, which, through the artist’s psycho-emotional filters, emerge as paradoxical, rhythmical chessboards.

 

By transforming these years-long experiences and accumulated memories of his, Vassilis Karakatsanis creates works with vibrations, harmonious counterpoints, dynamic gestures and tensions, poetically adding his elegies and his longing for a dreamlike, and at the same time real, place, which will take him on a journey, as he himself, as a super-consciousness, is transformed in the here and there of utopia, always through the varied and multifaceted aspects of viewing, which also include its transcending.”

 

Athina Schina

Art Critic and Art Historian

Athens, January 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Booth C33

 

 

12-15 April 2017

3d World Art Dubai, Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) , Dubai, U.A.E   

 

 

Artist Represented:

 

Vassilis Karakatsanis

Sofia Fotiadou

Ioanna Kythreotou

Thekla Papadopoulou

 

 

2017 Participants:

ADA Magazine, Dha Κarachi, Pakistan | Aesthetica Magazine, York, United Kingdom | ALMIRA FINE ART, Dubai, United Arab Emirates | Anyahh Art, Dubai, United Arab Emirates | APID, Dubai, United Arab Emirates | Art Gallery 10, Mumbai, India | ART GALLERY ADRIANA, Wien, Austria | ALI, Mumbai, India | Art Mania Gallery, Dubai, United Arab Emirates | Art Mudra De International Art Expert, Mumbai, India | Art Plus, Dubai, United Arab Emirates | Artequest Art Gallery (AAG), Dubai, United Arab Emirates | Artfacts.net, London, United Kingdom | artports, Karlsruhe, Germany | Artprice.com, Saint-Romain au Mont dOr, France | ARTSLANT, Los Angeles, United States | Artzest, London, United Kingdom | Asian Art Newspaper, London, United Kingdom | Atolye Hasan Kale, Istanbul, Turkey | B4U, Dubai, United Arab Emirates | Badri Kanani, Tehran, Islamic Republic of Iran | Bespoke International, Beirut, Lebanon | Boogie Gallery, Moscow, Russia | Business Islamica, Dubai, United Arab Emirates | Christin Farr, Stuttgart, Germany | Colourscene Art Group, Dubai, United Arab Emirates | Contrapposto, Dubai, United Arab Emirates | MIOARA COROZEL CHERKI, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates | Create Hub Gallery, Dubai, United Arab Emirates | Cross Borders Art Gallery, Dubai, United Arab Emirates | Dagmar Braendle, Dubai, United Arab Emirates | Dalia Ali, Amman, Jordan | Dana Naser, Dubai, United Arab Emirates | Davidian Art, Dubai, United Arab Emirates | Denis Ribas, Castellar, France | Dina Nashif, Dubai, United Arab Emirates | Dubai Art Fans, Dubai, United Arab Emirates | Elena P. Knoll, Oberammergau, Germany | Emma Pathare, Dubai, United Arab Emirates | Fonoun Deira, United Arab Emirates | Fouad Al Emadi, Doha, Qatar | Fromua Cultural Diplomacy Dubai Art Fans, Dubai, United Arab Emirates | Gallery K.A.G., Annapolis-Maryland, United States | The Gnani Gallery, Singapore, Singapore | Goran Makeski, Muenchenstein, Switzerland | Haroun Miskinyar, Sterling-VA, United States | ICAC Gallery, Mumbai, India | In and Out Art, Goyang-si,Gyeonggi-do, Republic of  Korea | JADE FLOWER GALLERY, Seoul, Republic of  Korea |Japan Promotion, Tokyo, Japan | Jasmine Arts, Smethwick-West Midlands, United Kingdom | Jeff C. Fine Art, Hong Kong, Hong Kong | Jeff Murray Ltd, Wiltshire, United Kingdom | Jessica Watson-Thorp, Dubai, United Arab Emirates | Joanne Rached, Dubai, United Arab Emirates | Junaid Sénéchal-Senekal, Franschhoek, South Africa | Petra Kaltenbach, Dubai, United Arab Emirates | Sarah Khalil, Dubai, United Arab Emirates | Khulood Algosaibi, Beirut, Lebanon | Kollektiv Lumen, Leipzig, Germany | Kristina Sretkova, Berlin, Germany | Lamiaa Menhal, Dubai, United Arab Emirates | Lightbox SRL, Venice, Italy | Lotus Educational Institute, Dubai, United Arab Emirates | Luis Fuentes, Arequipa, Peru | Maagaard Glass, Bovlingbjerg, Denmark | Maja Poljak, Dubai, United Arab Emirates | MAPS, Doha, Qatar | Mohamed El Banna, Dubai, United Arab Emirates | Muhammad Zulfadly Bin Selamat, Singapore, Singapore | Neopromo (800LifeStyle), Dubai, United Arab Emirates | Nina Torres, Miami, United States | Nissa Riyas, Dubai, United Arab Emirates | Noura Ali Ramahi, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates | Paintings For All, Dubai, United Arab Emirates | Rachel Koleilat, Aylout- Mansourieh, Lebanon | Rachna Sinha, Dubai, United Arab Emirates | Rare Mandi Art Gallery, Mumbai, India | Repton, Dubai, United Arab Emirates | Robert Raphael Reiter, Wien, Austria | Russian Emirates Publishing House, Dubai, United Arab Emirates | Sadaf Farasat, Petaling jaya, Malaysia | Sayeeda Goriawala, Mumbai, India | Sconci Art Gallery FZ- LLC, Dubai, United Arab Emirates | Selections, Dubai, United Arab Emirates | Shuabe Khan, Surrey, United Kingdom | PICK, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates | Simorgh Art Institute, Tehran, Islamic Republic of Iran | Sophie B., Libourne, France | Space Namu, Seoul, Republic of  Korea | Studio 3 Art Gallery, Mumbai, India | Susan Brooker, Dubai, United Arab Emirates | Tamkanat Art Gallery, Banjarahills-Hyderabad, India | The Art Cocoon Gallery, Dubai, United Arab Emirates | The Art Hub, Mumbai, India | the galleria, Dubai, United Arab Emirates | The Jam Jar Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates | The Secret Gallery, Rome, Italy | Trade Art Gallery, Milan, Italy | Turan Art, Paris, France | Two M Art Gallery, Dubai, United Arab Emirates | Ukrainian Art Assosiation, Kiev, Ukraine | Ursula Mahalingam, Dubai, United Arab Emirates | Zahra Goulamhoussen, Dubai, United Arab Emirates | Zina Sultan Hamdan, Lausanne, Switzerland | Zomato Media Private Ltd, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

 

 

 

 

Φωτογραφία του χρήστη The Art Cocoon.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

St. Regis Gallery – Le Patio, Dubai, U.A.E.

'Your Perspective: Art Exhibition'

1st of March until the 28th of April, 2017

 

Abdulrauf Khalfan (UAE)

Vassilis Karakatsanis (Greece)

Susana Zaragoza (Spain)

Cathy Deniset (France)

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Home Identity

 

Houston /Texas, USA  2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

     

 

 

Veria | Greece

 

 

 

‘art fare’

Cube Gallery | Patra | Greece 2016/17

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

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