Philip Tsiaras’ sensual mosaics of Alexander the Great at The Blender Gallery
What: The Blender Gallery in collaboration with Varvara Roza Galleries hosts an exhibition of new works by New York artist Philip Tsiaras. As a painter, photographer, ceramicist, bronze and glass sculptor, Tsiaras’s work touches on practically all art forms. In a conceptual sense Tsiaras believes that “each exhibition should contain an unexpected element of surprise”.
The new Tsiaras works that will be presented at The Blender Gallery till the 30th of June, in fact, explore the world of an obsessed Pointillist artist with a love of Portraiture – The Tsiaras DOT, tiny but with intense power -transforms the many Myths of Alexander the Great in constantly changings visions of the historic Legend. Alexander is infused with a myriad of painted, multicolored coordinates and activated dots, bordering on what Tsiaras calls “the scientific of sensualism”, or in archaic terms, a modern Greco-Roman mosaic.
Tsiaras comes full circle, as a classic black and white photographer experimenting with portraiture in his early career, to realize a new painterly language in realistic hand-dotted personas.
Tsiaras himself, of Macedonia origin, focused on Alexander the Great as the quintessential figure to represent the 200th anniversary of Greek Independence. “For me Alexander is the ultimate Hellenist, no other figure is history has the exotic power, romance, and legendary fantasy of Alexander the Great.
The Alexander portraits are an Impressionistic and Surreal foray in to the history of portraiture, and into the memory of this iconic giant.
When: Until June 30, 2021
Monday – Friday: 10:00-18:00
Where: The Blender Gallery, Zisimopoulou 4 Glyfada. www.theblendergallery.com