Christos Athanassiadis
The occasion of the painting event is always the conception of an idea. It is not just the amblyopia that matters. Essentially, the attempt to capture the content of the painting is the main work of the artist. Personally, I try to integrate a literary form into the visual structure of my work. I try to balance the already existing literary text with the painting event by presenting them in contrast to modern reality. I am not interested in the illustration of the literary text but in its dynamic integration into my own history. In other words, I see the text as an already recorded image which I deconstruct and through it I create my own space, my own history. Other times I combine the text with paintings of historical significance, such as the works of Carpaccio, and by deconstructing them I create my own work. In essence, I intervene in the already recorded images of the collective consciousness from the fields of cinema painting literature and through them I create my own contemporary story. The whole project may seem complicated but only in this way the performance of the painted object becomes interesting. It is now a product of thought and not a simple manual work.
Christos Athanassiadis (b. 1967, Athens) studied at the Accademia di Belle Arti di Milano (Brera) where he graduated with honors and with a degree in painting, engraving and art history. He has made 8 solo exhibitions in Greece and Italy in collaboration with the galleries Pleiades, and Pianissimo contemporary art (Milano). He has participated in more than fifty group exhibitions in Greece and abroad such as Hiroshima 1995- International Exhibition of Art colleges, Nonstop art-Athens Hilton (Dracos collection), DESTE Prize, Arco Exhibition-Madrid, Bienalle Adriatica di Arti nuovi-San Benedetto del Tronto, Athina by Art-Video installation, Art star-Gallerie du Moulin d'Asselborn-Luxembourg, Altre voci alter stanze-Catania-Sicilia, Exhibition of L. Beltsios collection- Foundation , Kydonieos Foundation- Andros, Arts Center of the Municipality of Athens-Freedom Park, University of Peloponnese School of Fine Arts-Department of Theatrical Studies, Art Athina, Remap-Athens biennial, The Acropolis at the Bottom, N. Kessanlis Hall . His works are in public and private collections in Greece and abroad.