Eleftheria Tseliou Gallery

Eng Ελ

May 12 − June 7, 2014

Chris Hawtin & Filippos Tsitsopoulos

Eleftheria Tseliou gallery is proud to announce the first show / dialogue between the artists Chris Hawtin and Filippos Tsitsopoulos. The show begins Monday, May 12th and will be on display until the 7th of June 2014.
Chris Hawtin’s work, painting, sculpture and drawing, is defined by a particularly distinct personal style, where Science Fiction meets the Dutch School of the 17th century and Surrealism meets Fauvism and Expressionism. Respectively past and future become one in his unique compositions, where technology and traditional painting techniques, imagined monsters, pieces of machinery and the sense of the human presence all coexist harmoniously. The still, firm compositions, where motion and the human element are implied become the space within which illusion and reality become intertwined.
Filippos Tsitsopoulos’ work is a unique constructing system of images and concepts that deal with the issues of truth, representation and the human soul. The misery of love, the awareness of the inevitable fate, nature and tragedy are all very present in the artist’s performances, video installations and photography. Theater becomes the vehicle for the study of the unseen in Tsitsopoulos’ work, where the masks, the lies and the rigidity and emptiness are replaced by the sense of self, the ultimate truth where the senses are liberated and the unseen becomes visible.