On Thursday, September the 30th, 2021, ROMA GALLERY presents the solo exhibition of Giorgos Tsakiris titled “The Sound of Woodworm” curated by Denys Zacharopoulos. The exhibition includes the main project of G. Tsakiris which is entitled “SARAKI”(WOODWORM) (1990-2004) , as well as retrospective work from the period of 1973 until today.
Giorgos Tsakiris is an exceptional figure in the landscape of modern Greek art and especially in the boldest expressions which were being developed from the period of 1970 onwards. He has participated in more than sixteen solo exhibitions in Greece and Italy while he has also won the Santa Croce Special Painting Prize in Florence in 1987 and 1982, as well as the First Villamania Engraving Prize in 1981. His work is exhibited in the Vorre Museum, in public and private collections in Greece, Italy, Germany, France and America. The first years around 1980 mark the final transition of G. Tsakiris to three-dimensional constructions. Most of them have a totemic form and their placement in the space creates the feeling of an art that is closer to the ritual. While in the 1990s, living organisms are presented in front of viewers, in artificial ecosystems created by G. Tsakiris. At this time the art is not transferred to the countryside, but the natural functions are installed in the exhibition space.