4 – 14 May 2019
“Πρόσωπα” – “Faces”
Nikos Vavatsis’ portraits behave like a mirror. At first sight they look like distorting the human face, as its characteristics «are buried» under overlapping, persistent and broad brushstrokes, which deconstruct this magic function composing the singularity of each face.
Human is my source of inspiration.
Human face and the countless expressions that possesses as a recording of its emotions.Nikos Vavatsis
In many works, actually, it is almost difficult to decipher the subject at first look, that is the face. The approach is so subtractive, making it look like distortion, like warping of the figure, which is the original material used to recognize the painted face.