20th of JANUARY – 20th of FEBRUARY, 2020 SOLO EXHIBITION “NEW ORIGINALS” BY THEO CHRONIS
The MaLou Art Consulting & Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition “New Originals” by Theo Chronis.
Duration: From 20th of January till 20th of February, 2020.
Press Release: New originals are a series of mixed media paintings exploring the boundaries of representation and abstraction. They aspire to engage in dialogue with modernist artistic thought and their creative process could be considered as a rewinding of the abstraction of the image (and especially the image of the human form) that took place in western modernism, following a path of eclectic affinity starting with Cezanne and ending with the abstract expressionists. Seeing the process of the development of one of his works is usually like a walk back in time starting from the abstract and going towards the figurative.
Born in Athens, Greece, in 1981 Theo Chronis belongs to a new generation of Greek artists who are steadily shaping a new force in the contemporary visual arts scene. The artist’s mixed media paintings using drawing and painting materials that he makes himself are a contemporary answer to what can figurative painting be today. Organically fusing contrasting references of western academic, contemporary figurative and traditional far-eastern painting practices, Chronis’ work is sculpturally libidinal, intensely personal and painfully self- analytical. The bodies in his works are expressions of the concept of body as world and of the world as body. Known as a chameleon of style, Chronis’ interest in image creation does not stop in traditional painting