1999 • Epohes Gallery
22 years ago, I had my first solo painting exhibition.
The title of the show was “Characters”, as the paintings were faces / portraits / expressions...
An exhibition I owe to Pavlos Moschidis, my mentor & good friend, to whom my “Characters” were dedicated. He was the one who encouraged me [and his crystal pendulum!] to exhibit them. As if that wasn’t enough, he actually framed each and everyone at his studio. I am eternally grateful to him and his generosity of heart.
Moschidis was a great painter whose paintings I love and look forward to finishing a tribute I’ve been preparing on his work.
Here he is, at the gallery.
Pavlos Moschidis (1927 – 2004)
His work comprises painting, drawing and printmaking on a variety of subjects—landscapes, still lifes, portraits, etc. Yet his ‘trademark’ works depict female figures and nudes in languid postures, exuding a feeling of bliss and wellbeing. The nude female bodies are rendered with clean and simple lines, drenched in light and often without facial features so as to emphasize their archetypal aspect. The figures are noble and discreetly sensual, and the atmosphere is poetic, almost lyrical, with traces of melancholia.
After 1975 he trains in Tibetan art and turns to Buddhism, trying to introduce its teachings in his personal self-fulfillment and his art. His interest in the healing properties of colours leads him to a different attitude to painting, albeit without markedly affecting his thematic and stylistic choices.
He presented his work in over twenty solo exhibitions and participated in group shows in Greece and abroad—indicatively, Greek Art Now (Cna Gallery, Chicago 1974); Panorama of Greek painting 1950-1975 (Museum Ostwall, Dortmund 1976); Contemporary Greek Painters & Printmakers (Hellenic Cultural Centre, Nicosia 1978), etc. His works can be found in public and private collections in Greece and abroad.
source: contemporary greek art institute
Photos from the gallery
With the gallery owner: Aggeliki Chrysikou
The catalogue from the exhibition
[click on the photos to view the catalogue at anmar]