Saturday, 28 March 2015

Variations by Michalis Katzourakis

 
 
Variations by Michalis Katzourakis, at the Benaki Museum, Pireos.
 
 
 
 

 
The exhibition is divided into thematic units, each unit being presented with its variations, revealing the process of the artist's work.
 
Katzourakis walks around the city, photographs what interests him ( stacked fish crates, firewood, boxes neatly arranged in columns, wooden pallets, books, containers, scaffolding, distressed building facades, backyards) and then uses the photographs as the basis for his painting and sculpture.

What struck me the most about Katzourakis was the variety of materials he experiments with and how refreshing the results are.

 
 
 


Steles, 2013  (aluminium, electrostatic paint, acrylic, polyester, broken bottles)





looking closer
 
 
 
 


 looking closer





Video of stacked up crates used as inspiration for the four paintings below





 Ovostem, 2003 (photograph on canvas, oil)





 Ovostem, 2003 (photograph on canvas, oil)




 
Ovostem, 2003 (photograph on canvas, oil)





Ovostem, 2003 (photograph on canvas, oil)
 
 
 
 

Photograph of a kiosk selling magazines and books used as an inspiration for the images below








 
(Acrylic)
 
 


 
(Acrylic)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
(Acrylic)
 
 
 

 
(Acrylic)
 



 

 








Windows, 1998 (photograph, acrylic, steel frame)
 
 
 


Untitled III, 1982-73 (acrylic)





Nature Morte Myrina, 1995, (mixed media)
 
 
 



Tsarci, 1977-95 (acrylic and sawdust)
 
 
 






 
 
 





Untitled, 1975-77
 
 
 

 
Nature Morte, Stalingrad, 1996, (acrylic with sawdust and candle smoke)
 
 
 






Mirror that distorted images





Oaxaca, 1993
 
 


Oaxaca, 1993 (mixed media)
 
 
 


Boulevard de Magenta, 2005-06





The Fragments series, 1984






The series Ninh Binh Variations, 2011 is based on this photograph




 
Ninh Binh Variations, 2011 (print on paper mounted on cotton, acrylic, tar, oil stick)
 
 
 


 
Ninh Binh Variations, 2011 (print on paper mounted on cotton, acrylic, tar, oil stick)
 
 
 
 
 
Ninh Binh Variations, 2011 (print on paper mounted on cotton, acrylic, tar, oil stick)





The Fragments series has evolved from this video image


 


Fragments, 2011 (UV flatbed print on limestone, acrylic and pastel)





Fragments, 2011 (UV flatbed print on limestone, acrylic and pastel)





Fragments, 2011 (UV flatbed print on limestone, acrylic and pastel)





Fragments, 2011 (UV flatbed print on limestone, acrylic and pastel)



 

 
Nature Morte Cochin, 2006 (print on handmade paper, oil)




Nature Morte Cochin, 2006 (print on handmade paper, oil)





Nature Morte Cochin, 2006 (print on handmade paper, oil)





 
An example of a large selection of prototypes for urban sculptures which were projected





on this Television screen - there was no further information on these.



 


The Windows series (photograph)





Windows, 2009 (printed photograph)





Windows, 2009 (printed photograph)



 
Window, 2010, (inkjet on handmade paper, wood veneer, plywood and acrylic)
 
 

 
Window, 2010, (inkjet on handmade paper, wood veneer, plywood and acrylic)
 
 
 
 
 
Window, 2010, (inkjet on handmade paper, wood veneer, plywood and acrylic)
 
 
 
 

Window, 2009, (acrylic, sawdust, wood and neon)

 
 


Notos, 2006-07, acrylic with sawdust and pigments on MDF and plywood, bitum)





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