Greek art showing in Paris, NY

Two exhibitions on Greek artists, one in Paris and the other in New York, opening next Tuesday will give an international public a flavor of Greek art. The Greek Cultural Center in Paris is holding a large exhibition – curated by Takis Mavrotas – on the underwater landscapes that painter Vassilis Theocharakis made in recent years. Theocharakis, who studied under the eminent painter Spyros Papaloukas back in the late 1950s, paints mostly landscapes in a semi-abstract style that is subtly reminiscent of post-impressionism. The blues and greens of his landscapes are used to put across the calm, fluid atmosphere of the underwater world. A catalogue with essays on the artist’s work written by Mavrotas, Sania Pappa and Gerrard Xurigeura has been published. In New York, the National Arts Club in Gramercy Park hosts «Reflections from Greece II,» a group exhibition on the works of contemporary artists Erietta Vordoni, Costis Georgiou, Giorgos Golfinos, Stefanos Daskalakis, Manolis Zaharioudakis, Giorgos Roris, Pavlos Samios, Maria Filopoulou and Manolis Charos. All are painters who work in a figurative style. The exhibition is organized on the initiative of Greek collector Giorgos Stathopoulos. The collector has organized exhibition tours by art historian Michele Kidwell to student groups from schools and universities.