Despite their apparent structural anarchy, Nikos Moschos’ works are formulated by austerely designed compositions, which align themselves along the rules of traditional painting.
Although drawn - consciously or unconsciously - from his personal experiences with places and people, his vocabulary has its roots in the cultural activity as a whole, in poetry and literature, in mythology and religion, as well as art history from antiquity to the present day: elements drawn from the art of Byzantium, the Renaissance, modernism, socialistic realism, German expressionism are all clearly evident at Moschos’ work.
A dense style, a vibrant physicality, radical distortion and splintered reality constitute the fundamental elements of Moschos’ work.
Art historian Thanassis Moutsopoulos notes in the catalogue text: “In Nikos Moschos’ painting, human flesh, machinery, cars, brass wind musical instruments and ruins of newly-built buildings are compressed. The distortion of architectural space and visual breadth, which he has expressed over the past few years, attains a marginal deconstruction of forms and symbols in this exhibition. This vast slaughterhouse, where colours, shapes and information are quashed, could give rise to individual discussions for each one of the basic themes in Moschos’ painting.”
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|Date: 25/10/2012 – 26/01/2013 Place: Athens Venue: Xippas Gallery, 53, Patriarchou Ioakeim str., Kolonaki. Op. H.: Tuesday – Friday: 12:00 – 20:00 Saturday: 12:00 – 17:00|