Expo: Christos Kechagioglou “Travelling Moon” 2013

Χρήστος Κεχαγιόγλου
“Τravelling Μoon”

Η Γκαλερί THEOREMA έχει την τιμή να σας προσκαλέσει στα εγκαίνια της έκθεσης “travelling moon” του ζωγράφου Χρήστου Κεχαγιόγλου, παρουσία του ζωγράφου, την Πέμπτη 18 Απριλίου 2013, από 18:00 έως 21:00. Η έκθεση θα παραμείνει ανοιχτή για το κοινό μέχρι τις 25 Μαϊου 2013

Christos Kechagioglou
“Τravelling Μoon

La Galerie THEOREMA a l’honneur de vous inviter au vernissage de l’exposition “travelling moon” du peintre Christos Kechagioglou, en présence de l’artiste, le jeudi 18 Avril 2013, de 18h00 à 21h00. L’exposition sera accessible au public jusqu’au 25 Mai 2013

Theorema Art Gallery: 18.04.2013 – 25.05.2013

What if our dreams were closer to reality than reality is to itself? Living presupposes an inside and outside.

chinese lights
85 x 85cm acrylic on canvas

eyelid
70 x 50cm acrylic on canvas

atelier
70 x70cm acrylic on canvas

bruges
30 x 21cm acrylic on board

chamonix
30 x 21cm acrylic on board

chalkidiki
30 x 21cm acrylic on board

stone bridge
70 x 70cm acrylic on canvas

monastery window
70 x 70cm acrylic on canvas

in the forest
70 x 70cm acrylic on canvas

two chairs in the tavern
70 x 70cm acrylic on canvas

port
85 x 85cm acrylic on canvas

london
30 x 21cm acrylic on board

sounion
30 x 21cm acrylic on board

paris
30 x 21cm acrylic on board

new york
30 x 21cm acrylic on board

tokyo
30 x 21cm acrylic on board

krumau
30 x 21cm acrylic on board

eyrarbakki
30 x 21cm acrylic on board

light tree
70 x 70cm acrylic on canvas

Christos Kechagioglou
“travelling moon”

Christos Kechagioglou returns to Brussels by a travelling moon.

Yet again, his insightful painting explores the fabric of reality and the nature of its representation as mediated by memory – the legendary translation. Using dreamlike colours and games of perspective, he is an artist and a scientist fascinated by the timeless struggle for wholeness. He says, “in my work there is geometry and the love for numbers, together with an expressionist use of colour”. He draws on “observation as introduced by the Renaissance masters as well as on perspective techniques as taught by those of the 20th century”.

In his painting, Renaissance principles of the transcription of the world coexist with subsequent ideas about a conceived rather than perceived reality. However, by blending these traditions he transposes their principles into an artistic language which produces his own translation of the outer world. His colours, the distant chthonic blues of the unknown, the warm glowing yellows of the interiors, the golden halos of the enunciated spirit are intensified against a dark, framing background…

Victoria Koukouma
Museologis – Curator

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About the Artist

Christos Kechagioglou (KEX) was born in Thessaloniki in 1960. He studied Civil Engineering at the University of Thessaloniki, film directing in Athens, he did postgraduate studies in Philosophy of Art in Paris I Sorbonne and acquired his master’s degree in philosophy (DEA) by studying the relation between cinema and painting.

He created many experimental films and video art productions which were presented in art galleries and festivals. He paints systematically since 1978. His paintings were presented in 21 personal exhibitions, the first in 1981 in Thessaloniki and the last in 2013 in Brussels and in more than 60 group exhibitions in Greece and Europe. Some of his paintings are owned by institutions, museums and art collectors in Greece and abroad.

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