Tuesday 30 January 2024


As part of the art-trail in Athens we stopped at two places that feature ceramics. One is a gallery and the other a ... shop that sells clothes and ceramics.

Ceramics at the Hadjikyriakos-Ghika branch of the Benaki Museum.


Thomais Kondou:

Vanessa Anastasopoulou:

If you want to see more of Anastasopoulou's work, go here

Margarita Ecclesiarchou:

looking in

To see more of Ecclesiarchou's work go here ,  here , here and here

Two boxes by Yannis Tsarouchis:

Not ceramics, I know, but they are so lovely, I had to include them

Ceramics at Indigo:

An unusual mixture, clothes and ceramics, but there you go... it works

Vanessa Anastasopoulou:

Again, to see more of Anastasopoulou's work go here

Ellie Sofianopoulou:

Functional ceramics from Sweden:

More functional ceramics:

Not sure who the maker is


Sunday 28 January 2024

In the land of unbearable feelings - Ageliki Xynou

Ageliki Xynou - In the Land of Unbearable Feelings, at the Athens Gallery.

Xynou's art is all about interiors, and each work recounts a story. Yet the manner in which Xynou portrays/depicts her stories is far from any imitation of the real. The bold use of colour, the assymetries, the distortion of perspective and proportions all lead to a magical world that we are invited to enter.

Silent Fluttering, 2023, (oil on canvas)

So Comfortable with Each Other, No Need to Speak, 2022, (oil on cardboard)

While He Was Reading to Them A Midsummer Night's Dream, 2023, (oil on canvas)

Byron's Favourite Bookshop, 2023, (oil on canvas)

Rainy Night in a One-Way Street, 2023, (oil on cardboard)

The Curtain, 2022, (oil on cardboard)

Tasty, Cooked Fairy Tales, 2023, (oil on cardboard)

Staying up All Night, 2023, (oil on cardboard)

Dusty Chandelier, 2023, (oil on cannvas)

Old Manor House with Painted Ceilings, 2023, (oil on canvas)

looking closer

A Cycladesman, 2023, (oil on cardboard)

In the Workshop, Punk Music Playing, 2023, (oil on canvas)

Saturday 27 January 2024

Thursday 25 January 2024

A light you do not forget - Katerina Serafetinidou

Katerina Serafetinidou - A Light You Do not Forget, at the Skoufa gallery, Athens.

Landscapes in hues from brown to grey, with a limited scale of low tones and subtle tonal gradations, that emphasize contrasts of light and shadow, changing light and atmosphere conditions. There is an emphasis on the play of light and darkness at dusk. In some, like Blowing Up the World, figurative elements coexist with abstract ones. I love her landscapes.

Serafetinidou studied Applied Economics and Marketing & Advertising in London and after returning to Greece she worked in advertising for over a decade before shifting her focus to her family's century-old carpet business, renowned for its rare collection of rugs. All through this period, she attended art history seminars, took private painting lessons and finally set up her own studio in 2012.

Horizon Passage, 2015, (acrylic on canvas)

Beacon Amidst the Waves, 2015, (acrylic on canvas)

Whispers of the Unknown, 2022, (mixed media on canvas)

Echoes from the Past, 2022, (mixed media on canvas)

Blowing up the World, 2023, (mixed media on canvas)

looking closer

looking closer


looking closer - all around the edge of the canvas, the dates and names of places where catastrophes due to climate change have occured

Landscape in Flux, 2011, (mixed media on canvas)

Urban Reverie, 2010, (acrylic on canvas)

Dawn: the Promise of the City, 2016, (mixed media on canvas)

Scarred Horizons, 2018, (mixed media on canvas)

Sculpted Earth Tones, 2023, (mixed media on canvas)

Urban Grid 2, 2008, (mixed media on canvas)