Oedipus “Images after the blinding”, 24/11/2011 – 21/01/2012

On Thursday, November 24 at 8.00 in the evening Maria Demetriades opens the exhibition Oedipus: Images after the blinding with the latest work of Yannis Tzermias.

Yannis Tzermias breaks his silence after an absence of ten years, closing the cycle of works based on the ancient tragedies Medea, Philoctetes, Ajax and Agamemnon with Oedipus. The title of the exhibition, Oedipus: Images after the blinding, points to the eternal conflict between light and darkness, which the painter employs to turn the tragic hero’s memories into images.

His paintings and drawings, both large and small, take the viewer on a journey across the hero’s tonal space-time through symbolic works which lead to the ultimate catharsis.

Born in Herakleion, Crete (1954). From 1973 to 1977, he studied Graphic Arts at the Vacalo School under E.Vakalo, G.Vakalo, J.Valavanidis, P.Tetsis and D.Gounaridis.


1985 – 1986 Medusa Art Gallery, Athens
1988 A magical Landscape, Medusa Art Gallery, Athens
1995 On nature, Medusa Art Gallery, Athens
Crucifixes, The samall library, Gavrilides, Athens
1999 15 cliches verres, Terracota Gallery, Thessaloniki
2000 C(H)ronos, Medusa Art Gallery, Athens
2001 Oedipus, Medusa Art Gallery, Athens
2011 Oedipus, (Images after the blinding),Medusa Art Gallery, Athens

Yannis Tzermias has participated in numerous group exhibitions since 1973. His works can be found in public and private collections in Greece and abroad.

Duration of the exhibition: 24 November 2011 – 21 January 2012
Opening hours: Tuesday – Friday: 12.00 – 21.00
Saturday: 11:00 – 16:00