Mihalis Papakalodoukas Paints Expressive Human Figures with an Aura of the Unexpected

Nov 5 03:50 2016 Maria Stella Print This Article

NEW YORK, NY – Chelsea’s Agora Gallery will feature the original work of Greek painter Mihalis Papakalodoukas in Sensorial Perspectives. The exhibition will open on December 3, 2016 and run through December 23, 2016 with an opening reception on Thursday, December 8 from 6-8 PM. Any art lover who enjoys thought-provoking artworks and meeting talented and interesting artists is encouraged to attend.

The self-taught,Guest Posting Greek painter Mihalis Papakalodoukas has gone through many evolutions as an artist – early black and white sketches turned to experimentation with oils and now, an exclusive use of acrylics. His preferred process of painting on paper over flat, unexpected surfaces, such as tables, allows him to deploy a more natural composition. Papakalodoukas’ favorite theme is the human body, but being an active citizen and a critical mind, he often portrays scenes of violence brought upon the weak by the strong and mighty, in a manner which suggests protest against all irrational applications of crude force. Because of the themes in his work, Papakalodoukas has embraced an expressionistic painterly style, having been captivated by its directness, daring subject matter, and the intrinsic view of the human psyche it entails.

Papakalodoukas has participated in several group exhibitions and has works exhibited in prominent places such as the Greek Parliament, the Presidential Residence and The Museum of Modern Art of the Municipality of Rhodes. Born and raised in Rhodes, Papakalodoukas continues to live and work there today.

 

Exhibition Dates: December 3, 2016 – December 23, 2016

Reception: Thursday December 8, 2016, 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Gallery Hours: Tues-Sat 11-6

Gallery Location: 530 West 25th St, Chelsea, New York

Event URL: http://www.agora-gallery.com/artistpage/Mihalis_Papakalodoukas.aspx

 

Featured Artists:

Sensorial Perspectives

Volkmar Jesiek  |  Graciela Fortunata  |  Juan Salazar  |  Cesar Alvarez  |  Anna Des  |  Adam Craemer  |  Pierre Boisseau  |  Manoushak Azad  |  Mihalis Papakalodouka

 

About the Exhibition

Sensorial Perspectives: Experience of the Body

This December Agora Gallery presents Sensorial Perspectives, an exciting new collective exhibition that works to immerse the viewer, one physical sensation at a time. Five painters, two mixed-media artists, and one photographer offer work that challenge the traditional understanding of art as a purely visual medium. No fewer than four abstract artists are featured; they share a skillful use of bold colors and large-scale shapes but each differs in the emotional appeal to viewers. These painters show us the different ways color can shoot straight past the eyes to raise hairs on the skin and cause tingles beneath it. The exhibition's representational works also aim to make the viewer experience rather than look. One artist puts realistic figures against backgrounds of bubbling, exquisite clouds of reds and blues that communicate speed and movement. Another offers sharply contrasted, multicolor portraits that convey the presence of another person. The exhibition's photography show us the world from a human's eye point of view, with no more context and no more clarity than a person walking through would possess.

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About Agora Gallery

Agora Gallery is a contemporary fine art gallery located in the heart of Chelsea’s fine art district in New York. Established in 1984, Agora Gallery specializes in connecting art dealers and collectors with national and international artists. The art gallery’s expert consultants are available to assist corporate and private clients in procuring original artwork to meet their organization’s specific needs and budget requirements. With a strong online presence and popular online gallery, ARTmine, coupled with the spacious and elegant physical gallery space, the work of our talented artists, who work in diverse media and styles, can receive the attention it deserves. 

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