Opening Saturday, 4th June 2016, 20:00, Vlychada Santorini
Santorini Arts Factory (SAF) presents the Apostolis Zolotakis’ painting series “Action and Gesture”.
The energy emanating from the paintings refers to action painting, however this is an illusion. In these works the conception and execution is based on design , they have been created in more or less indirect way.
The representation stems from and returns to the painting. The form is absorbed by the substance, giving to the paintings the element of self-reference and of self-autonomy. The spectator is free to project himself on them.
The palette mainly comprises of the basic colours. The colour is transferred onto the pictorial space (added or subtracted) through another surface.
The works exhibited have been created during the last three years.
The exhibition will open on Saturday 4 June and will last until 30 September.
Apostolis Zolotakis was born in 1963 in Athens. He started studying in Minerva Art Academy in Groningen, Netherlands in 1983. In 1988 he graduated in graphic design and photography and in 1990 in computer graphics, screen printing and painting. During 1990-1991 he worked as an artist-in-residence in SCAN (used to be the Dutch National Institute for Computer Graphics, Animation and Multi-Media). He has participated in solo and group exhibitions throughout Europe, Asia and the US.
The entrance for all visitors is free for the duration of the exhibition.