Yiannis Kondaratos – 27/04/2017 – 10/06/2017

Yannis Kondaratos


April 27 – June 10 2017


On Thursday, April 27 at 8.00 in the evening Maria Demetriades presents the solo exhibition of Yannis Kondaratos at the Medusa Art Gallery.
In his second solo exhibition at the Medusa Art Gallery, the artist continues to develop further the elliptical visual language that we have come to know in previous exhibitions of his work: the overall composition is symmetrically arranged around a central axis, the contour is clear and precise, and the range of colors used alternates between subtle or more pronounced. There is an abstract element to the work that seems to thwart all attempts towards a univocal interpretation of the various forms presented. The curvilinear, organic patterns that stand out over a hazy background retain an enigmatic quality. However, in some paintings of the new series, Kondaratos introduces some narrative motives. Human figures with hidden visages are standing face to face or back to back in an ambiguous relation. It is up to the viewer to decide whether the figures and body parts are active or passive, simply observe or aim at us.
Yannis Kondaratos was born in Athens, 1968. He has studied painting at the Athens School of Fine Arts (ASFA, 1987-1992). In 1991, with an Erasmus exchange scholarship he attended courses at Middlessex Polytechnic, London. Since 2012 he holds a doctorate degree (PhD) from the Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences, Athens and is currently an assistant professor at ASFA. He has presented his work in six solo exhibitions (Municipal Cultural Center “Technopolis” 1998, Athens Gallery M. Liacopoulou 2002, Contemporary Art Center Ileana Tounta 2006, About Art Gallery 2010, Medusa Art Gallery 2015, Alpha C.K. Art Gallery 2016) and in many group exhibitions. He has also participated in scientific conferences and he has published books and texts on art.
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