Haris Lambert (1955-2018) left his mark in the contemporary Greek Painting Scene. Going against the current and the seriousness that characterizes most of the artists of his generation, he adopted a pop painting style which put out in display, for everyone to see, the need for positive energy and passion for life. His individual exhibition in ROMA GALLERY titled “Original Voices” re-introduces the artist to the viewer with a brand new, original piece which emphasizes on waking them up, and calling them to participate more closely. Inspired solely by pop music and jazz, Lambert believes that “music bears images and images bear music” and that you “can’t part images and music”. When painting, the artist uses fluorescent colors which operate outside the visual spectrum and can be highlighted thanks to UV blacklight rays, giving his art this way, a metaphysical and intertemporal dimension. His painting compositions always included statement phrases, such as “Art is love, fun, philosophy” and “Happy Family” which truly convey the artist’s worldview. As the artist pointed out, his art isn’t about ideas, but a transmutation and blend of realities lived by every single one of us.


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Haris Lambert (1955 – 2018) studied painting at the London University and at the Ecole Nationale des Beaux Arts, in Paris. Parallel to painting and during his 11-year stay in Japan (1985-1996), he collaborated with Japanese companies, as well as with the Japanese television, where he worked as a film director. He was one of the main representatives of Pop Art in Greece. After returning to Greece in 1996, he divided his time between Athens and Tokyo.
In his purely artistic works, Lambert did not choose to follow fashion, either in France, where he studied, lived for eleven years, or in Japan, where he lived for as long. In 1981 he presented his own “New Pop Art” in Paris, with painted images drawn from the rapid interpenetration of cinema and television shots, combined with details from advertising, “fashion” photography, and computer graphics, “cine-romances”, and aspects of a diffuse eudemonism. In 1985 he felt that in single-dimension pop, in spite of its apparent multifariousness, saturation-point had been reached. After a period of reflection, of the study of philosophical theories and creative silence, he began to work on “Spiritual Pop Painting” and “New Renaissance” (his own terms) in order to graft spiritual quests, which he saw to be missing from the “image”, together with responses to the existential needs of the viewer on the way of thinking and acting of his own artistic experience.

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HARIS LAMBERT

 “Original Voices”

Duration: 10.11 – 10.12 2022

 

Haris Lambert
(1955-2018)
“More wisdom – more love”, 2005
Mixed media on canvas
568 x 214 cm

Haris Lambert (1955 - 2018) “More wisdom - more love”, 2005 Mixed media on canvas 568 x 214 cm

 

Haris Lambert
(1955-2018)
“Diana & Dodi”, 2003
Mixed media on canvas
70 x 100 cm
“Diana & Dodi”, 2003 Mixed media on canvas, 70 x 100 cm.

 

Haris Lambert
(1955-2018)
“Happy Family”, 2009
Mixed media on canvas
146 x 206 cm
“Happy Family”, 2009, Mixed media on canvas, 146 x 206 cm.

 

Haris Lambert
(1955-2018)
“Rock love me do”, 2015
Mixed media on canvas
140 x 160 cm
“Rock love me do” 2015, Mixed media on canvas, 140 x 160 cm.

 

Haris Lambert
(1955-2018)
“Free time”, ca. 2010
Mixed media on canvas
140 x 160 cm
“Free time”, ca. 2010, Mixed media on canvas, 140 x 160 cm.

 

Haris Lambert
(1955-2018)
“Free try”, ca. 2010
Mixed media on canvas
140 x 160 cm
“Free try”, ca. 2010, Mixed media on canvas, 140 x 160 cm.

 

Haris Lambert
(1955-2018)
“I want to rock you”, 2015
Mixed media on canvas
140 x 160 cm
“I want to rock you”, 2015, Mixed media on canvas, 140 x 160 cm

HARIS LAMBERT

“Original Voices”

Duration:
10.11 – 10.12  2022

 

 

Haris Lambert (1955 - 2018)
“More wisdom - more love”, 2005
Mixed media on canvas
568 x 214 cm

Haris Lambert
(1955-2018)
“More wisdom – more love”, 2005
Mixed media on canvas
568 x 214 cm

 

“Diana & Dodi”, 2003 Mixed media on canvas, 70 x 100 cm.
Haris Lambert
(1955-2018)

“Diana & Dodi”, 2003
Mixed media on canvas
70 x 100 cm

 

 

 

“Happy Family”, 2009, Mixed media on canvas, 146 x 206 cm.

Haris Lambert
(1955-2018)
“Happy Family”, 2009
Mixed media on canvas
146 x 206 cm

 

 

 

“Rock love me do” 2015, Mixed media on canvas, 140 x 160 cm.

Haris Lambert
(1955-2018)
“Rock love me do”, 2015
Mixed media on canvas
140 x 160 cm

 

 

 

 

 

“Free time”, ca. 2010, Mixed media on canvas, 140 x 160 cm.

Haris Lambert
(1955-2018)
“Free time”, ca. 2010
Mixed media on canvas
140 x 160 cm

 

 

 

“Free try”, ca. 2010, Mixed media on canvas, 140 x 160 cm.

Haris Lambert
(1955-2018)

“Free try”, ca. 2010
Mixed media on canvas
140 x 160 cm

 

 

 

 

“I want to rock you”, 2015, Mixed media on canvas, 140 x 160 cm

Haris Lambert
(1955-2018)

“I want to rock you”, 2015
Mixed media on canvas
140 x 160 cm