“Very often I find that I paint half the work and complete the rest with words” said Alexis Akrithakis, an important Greek artist who died young leaving a considerable amount of work, which continues to astonish with its remarkable variety and inventiveness.
It is precisely this thinking that the exhibition “Α...as for Akrithakis” tried to enhance, by exhibiting for the first time a series of drawings as well as presenting known works in a new perspective.
The exhibition was based on an idea the artist himself had discussed with his friend Maria Kotzamani, curator of the present show. The central concept was a playful and original artistic classification, in which colours, words, and scripts are developed alphabetically, leading to new and unexpected correlations and exciting images. This alluring alphabet from A to Z is like the secret pages of a personal diary, offering the viewer the chance to approach the enchanted world of Akrithakis’s painting and to decipher the language of his symbols: the Airplane, the Flames, the Hearts, the Geographies and the Scripts, the magic Tree, etc.
The exhibition was accompanied by a small catalogue with information on the artist’s life and work.
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