The exhibition of artworks by Dimitris Mytaras (1934-2017) and Alekos Fassianos (1935) titled, Versions of <> in their Anthropocentric Painting is on view at Roma Gallery from 21.03-04.05.2019. The exhibition was curated by Athena Schina, Historian of Art & Theory of Culture and it includes an impressive selection of six paintings by Mytaras and six by Fassianos. These two painters are exhibited together in order to portray the connections between their anthropocentric styles. They both use figuration in an expressive and poetic manner and they convey a theatrical, meaningful vision of the spirit of their culture.
Dimitris Mytaras (1934-2017) had a successful and vibrant career and produced a body of artworks which are among the most recognized in Greece. He studied under Yiannis Moralis and Spyros Papaloukas and then continued his studies in Paris in stage design and interior decoration at the Ecole Nationale des Arts Decoratifs and the Ecole des Arts et Metiers. His work features expressionistic elements and vivid colors and centers around anthropocentric portraits. He worked extensively as a stage and costume designer for many theatrical performances as well as illustrations for books or paintings for public and private buildings. He was a Professor of art for many years and eventually he founded the Chalkida Art Workshop in 1978 which organizes many cultural events. Mytaras participated in several Biennales, (the Panelladiki Exhibition for Young artists 1961,Biennale of Alexandria 1958 and 1966,the Biennale for young artists 1960,the Biennale of Sao Paulo and the Venice Biennale 1972).His work has been in numerous solo and group exhibitions both in Greece and abroad and belongs to many museums and private collections internationally.
Alekos Fassianos (1935) is one of the most recognized artists in Greece as well as someone who continues to exhibit worldwide. Fassianos studied under Yiannis Moralis and then attended the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris. He eventually settled in Paris where he lived for many years while always keeping a close relationship to Greece. His works remain faithful to a type of figurative painting that often pays tribute to Greek heritage and Greek ancient, Byzantine and folk art. He centers his work around the human figure in a poetic manner with delicate simplicity. Fassianos has presented his art in more than 70 solo exhibitions worldwide, many group exhibitions, international art events, and Biennale participations( Sao Paulo Biennale 1971, Venice Biennale 1972, Europalia, Brussels 1982, Biennale of European Graphic Art, Baden-Baden 1985 etc.) and his work belongs to numerous museums and private collections internationally.