A Solo exhibition further exploring the artist’s infatuation with fabric
After a long streak of international exhibitions Vassilis Karakatsanis returns to Athens for his solo exhibition "Carpets 2". 25 years after the pivotal "Carpets 1" show (Galerie Titanium, in collaboration with Maya Tsoclis) the artist revisits one of his favourite topics, once again centering around the dynamics of fabric as an artistic departure point.
Karakatsanis presents the oddly seductive Abd Al Aziz family which, having Beirut as its seat and being active in various cities, trades ‘magic’ carpets to people who have the courage to travel on them, living out either the illusion or the reality.
The exhibition, under the artistic direction of Yiorgos Tzaneris, essentially offers a ‘horizontal cross-section’ of Karakatsanis’s repertoire. Once again, the limits between the real and the unreal are blurred, with mundane every day objects being theatrically transformed through the artist’s rich color palette and vivid contrasts. Seduction and magic are in full play so be prepared to be swept of your feet with Karakatsanis's large scale canvases.
The exhibition is presented at Gallery Genesis (35 Haritos Street, Kolonaki, Athens). The private view is on Tuesday 5 April 2016, at 20:00 and the exhibition runs through to 30 April 2016. You can visit on Tuesday, Thursday & Friday between 11:30 – 21:30 and Wednesday & Saturday bewteen 11:30 – 15:30.
Greek art at its best, make sure not to miss it.