Painting and Sculpture 2008 to 2012

12.2 - 5.3/2013

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On Tuesday 12th February 2013 at 7.30 p.m the opening of the solo painting and sculpture exhibition of Nektarios Kontovrakis will take place at Skoufa Gallery.  This exhibition presents artworks from Kontovrakis which were created from 2008 to 2012.

The artworks examine the qualities of Greek and more specifically Agina’s nature. As the art critic Iris Kritikou notes:

“...The landscape of Aegina, markedly similar to that of Athens, yet, at the same time, paradoxically far distinct; haunted for centuries by myths and heroes; settled for decades by revered giants of Modern Greek painting and sculpture, preserves a translucent lambent face, a tender starkness of volumes, formed from immaterial primordial components, which continue to render it unique. Nektarios Kontovrakis, painting at his most mature prime, investigates this landscape and records it assiduously, dissolving it once more into its component parts, with expressionist momentum and lambent and fluid exaltations of colour; calling on poetic abbreviations of greys and pinks; inventing waves of pale blues and greens; decrypting small explosions in the afternoon and wet drops of night-time silence...
...As for the sculptural works, the artist explains that he began working on his sculpture in 2006, seeking a radical distinction and contrast with the process of painting and choosing on occasion to dedicate periods of time solely to the quest to explore this different plasticity.”

Opening: Tuesday 12 February, 7.30 p.m.
Duration: 12 February 2013 – 5 March 2013

SKOUFA GALLERY Skoufa 4 Str., Kolonaki 10673
Tel. 210-3643025, 210-3603541
Opening Hours: Mon – Wed – Sat 10:00-15:30, Tue – Thu – Fri: 10:00-15:30 & 17:30-21:00