Jan 17, 2023 - Feb 12, 2023

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Andreas Georgiadis

Istanbul Concept Gallery

Tomtom Mah. Nur-u Ziya Sk. No:27/1
34433 Beyoglu, Istanbul, TR

Andreas Georgiadis converses with Cavafy’s poems in a manner that signals the immediacy but also the significance that space, place, history and people have for artistic creation. The earth tones used in the landscapes and the close-ups that capture not only the expression but also the personality of the individuals to whom the poet refers, create an artistic universe that brings us closer to the memory and the very creative process of Cavafy. In Georgiadis’s oeuvre, Alexandria is a faraway land: a magical, misty, fairytale place; a place that inspires the artist to go a hundred years back to the places where Cavafy lived. Alexandria’s streets, cafés, shops and houses, bring to mind not only the great Alexandrian poet but also a cosmopolitan world that no longer exists. The hazy, vivid landscapes urge you to create mental images, to allow your imagination to wander and to experience the place and its history. Georgiadis’s portraits are more personal. Beautiful and enigmatic, rendered with clarity and yet distant, they attempt to bridge the distance between the poem and its visualization in the artist’s imagination. Impressions that appear intangible, the portraits do not allow you to touch the youthful faces, even if they gaze directly at you.

About artist
Andreas Georgiadis was born in 1972 in Thessaloniki. He lives and works in Athens. He studied painting under George Rorris, graphic design at the School of Graphic Arts and Artistic Studies in Athens and illustration in Orleans, France. He has had 13 solo art exhibitions in Greece and overseas and received major distinctions. His works have been acquired by museums, public and private collections, and have illustrated books and records. As a set designer he has helped design the B. and E. Goulandris Foundation as well as many exhibitions at the Gennadius Library, the Museum of Cycladic Art, the Benaki Museum and elsewhere. He also works in theatre as a set and costume designer. He heads the art team of Mikri Arktos publications.

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Andreas Georgiadis, “C.P. Cavafy”, Ink on paper, 61 x 46 cm.

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