The Tsichritzis Foundation of Fine Arts presents “FLASHBACK,” the solo painting exhibition of the internationally distinguished artist Ioannis Karalias and invites you to the opening of the show on Friday, March 6 at 19.30. This retrospective show brings together a selection of artworks produced from 2009 to 2019.
The artist and author Rania Kapeliari writes about Ioannis Karalias‘ work “…He often puts himself at risk. He continually changes his subjects, introduces elements of his own experiences in his paintings, and he rejects the classical depiction of the objective world.
The human form is the central axis of his work. In claustrophobic spaces or out in the open, his shady, lonely bodies, crippled by their choices, struggle to break free from their chains. There are very few portraits among his works. Gestures that look like hieroglyphics and a sizeable yellow fountain that comes alive out of a child’s drawing to cool off all the tension. The sea hugs an emotional figure.”
The art critic and author Christian Νarkiewicz – Laine states about his artworks “…He has gone against the conventional rules of painting color on canvas, often, using his hands to achieve some kind of bold or somber, but nonetheless, passionate effect.
He is a transcendentalist who has held the opinion that the material world is one of the numerous realities perceived by human awareness.”
A catalog with the artist’s artworks has been published on the occasion of the exhibition by the Metropolitan Arts Press, Ltd.
Tsichritzis Foundation of Fine Arts