Zoumboulakis Galleries present the solo show of Christos Kechagioglou titled “Future” with the most recent work of the artist.
This new work, more subtractive than before, is dominated by the element of water. It is a unity of volatile landscapes, nonrealistic, which vaguely shine, but yet seem familiar and which amplify a dreamy aspect -powerful in the artist’s work during the last few years. An aspect intensified by the increasingly less visible absence of colour.
Kechagioglou writes: “fortunately none of the residences of this world has a clear image of the future. The future is hopes, dreams, ideas, spirituality that characterize us and through which we give meaning to our present. It is a constant present, around and within us, our Other Reality, which determines us and ensure our cohesion. Science fiction writer Ursula Leguin said that ‘the future is a secure, sterile laboratory to try new ideas, a means of thinking reality, a method’ ”.
He continues and proposes: “let’s experiment and imagine the future simple, full of cool breeze and imagination, like the look of the rock, of a bird, of a tree –since we have both the intelligence and the ability of decision. This way, we can create something bright which could lead us in its turn to act as the winds and the seas and the power of waters and earth, the light and all the creatures do by birth: to be conscious that we are one with the world and to sustain its balance”.
Credits to: Sotiris Kakissis for his poetical presence and Dimitris Apostolakis (Chainis) for his cooperation in the creation of the exhibition video.
Christos Kechagioglou was born in Thessaloniki in 1960. He studied Engineering at the Faculty of Engineering of Thessaloniki, cinema in Athens and postgraduate studies in philosophy at Paris I-Sorbonne. He has shown his work in 33 solo exhibitions and in, at least, 70 group shows in Greece and abroad. Works of him can be found in different collections such as the ones of the Vorres Museum, the Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art and elsewhere. The exhibition “Future” is his fifth solo exhibition at Zoumboulakis Galleries.