In early September, The B. & M. Theocharakis Foundation inaugurates its new visual arts period with the retrospective exhibition of the renowned creator Costas Tsoclis, in view of the artist’s 90th birthday.
“Costas Tsoclis”, writes the exhibition’s curator, Takis Mavrotas, “is amongst the leading conceptual artists, and his profound insight leads him, approximately since 1955 until today, to the transformation of the real into the imaginary and of the invisible into the visible, for he relentlessly attempts to master a personal expression of plasticity imbued by poetical tension and philosophical power. Bold and brave, he struggles with the principles and the limits of painting in order to complete his multifaceted oeuvre that reflects his perceptive spirit. His work is characterised by constant evolution, high technical precision and semiotic density, probably because the simulacrum of its significance renders his work unique through the dissimilarity of its morphoplastic hypostasis; unique with regard to art, unique in terms of the emotions it triggers to the spectator. Hence, Tsoclis earned his place amongst the pioneers of contemporary art, with an immense set of semantic tension through paintings, installations, structures, performances, assemblages and video projections that corroborate his words: ‘Art is not meant to render the human being unhappier, but to redeem him.’”
EXHIBITION CURATOR – CATALOGUE EDITOR
ART TRANSPORT AND INSTALLATION
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