The Light Line | Zoumboulakis Galleries
Current exhibition
10/11/2022-03/12/2022

The light line

The light line

Zoumboulakis Galleries invite you to the new solo exhibition “The light line” by Christos Kechagioglou. Turning more and more to a more abstract form of painting, Kechagioglou, in his sixth solo exhibition at the gallery, depicts the ‘light’ itself. His works made in Athens and in his studio in Andros Island seek to render the Cyclades light “with its perpetual transformations upon the sea and the sky’ s vastness”.

Joseph Conrad in his book “The Shadow Line” writes: «I looked ahead, and in the still streak of very bright pale orange light I saw the land profiled flatly as if cut out of black paper and seeming to float on the water as light as cork. But the rising sun turned it into mere dark vapour, a doubtful, massive shadow trembling in the hot glare».

 

Kechagioglou, guided by the light, renders uniquely the atmosphere created in the sea and the sky during the day. His images enclose something almost metaphysical. They seem to lie at the borderline between the existing and the unreal, while reflecting intensely the observer’s state of mind.

 

Brief CV:

Born in Thessaloniki in 1960. He studied civil engineering in Thessaloniki, attending in the meantime painting classes with Nikos Sachinis, then studied film directing in Athens and finally did postgraduate studies in philosophy of art at the Sorbonne University in Paris, studying the relations between film and painting. He has directed dozens of films and video works that were played at the Thessaloniki Film Festival and other major festivals in Europe, as well as in museums and galleries. He has presented, in Greece and abroad, in 41 solo and in more than a hundred group exhibitions, his painting. In 2014, the Cyclades Art Gallery in collaboration with Zoumboulakis Gallery presented in Syros a major retrospective exhibition of his work. On the occasion of the exhibition, his book entitled “with eyes inwards looking” was published by Kritiki Publications. His work is presented in dozens of books, catalogues, music albums and covers of many important publishing houses. His work can be found in galleries, museums and large collections in Greece and abroad. He is a permanent collaborator of Zoumboulakis Gallery in Athens and Theorema Art Gallery in Brussels. “The light line” is his sixth solo exhibition presented at Zoumboulakis Galleries.

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Kechagioglou Christos

Born in Thessaloniki in 1960.
He studied civil engineering in Thessaloniki, attending in the meantime painting classes at Polytechnic of Nikos Sachinis. Then studied film directing in Athens and finally did postgraduate studies in philosophy of art at the Sorbonne University in Paris, studying the relations between film and painting.

He has directed dozens of films and video works that were played at the Thessaloniki Film Festival and other major festivals in Europe, as well as in museums and galleries.

He has presented h...

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