Exhibition Curator-Production: Elisavet Sakareli
admission free of charge
Wednesday-Friday: 6-9 p.m.
Saturday: 12-8 p.m.
Sunday: 12-3 p.m.
Closed: Saturday 25/03
Three years after his last solo exhibition Antonis Staveris presents at 16 Fokionos Negri his new line of works at the solo exhibition “The Odd Flora of Memory”. The exhibition is curated by Elisavet Sakareli and the opening night is on Wednesday 1st of March at 8p.m.
Following his nightscapes in Berlin and in Paris the painter returns with a new focus, this time on cityscapes of Athens.
Eight large oil canvases and five watercolours on paper comprise his new work.
Lina Tsikouta, Art Historian and Curator at the National Gallery of Athens notes in her essay in the exhibition catalogue: Realism and emotion through observation and experience. Furthermore, we notice a chromatic ability, in a quite expressionistic scale in the skies, the trees, nature, quite disturbing at times. Finally, traveling through Staveris’ paintings, we feel the poetry of the furtive, anonymous, lonely living of the residents of a large city like Athens. Landscapes, trees, skies, people, all coexist with the same value, without any particular sequence. The composition, usually intensely colorfull, renders the random, the furtive, the fragmentary. Paradox: the realistic and the more abstract coexist and alternate at the same time.