"I believe a solo exhibition should be held when a new artistic condition has matured" says Panagiotis Beldekos. "I consider that painting is alive and self-sufficient, something with which the artist communes, expecting all possible outcomes and potential reversals. Passage to new perspectives and artistic concepts is always welcome".

"Make the workmanship surpass the materials".


This new group of works by Panayiotis Beldekos comprises 10 large-scale oil paintings. They are full length portraits of female figures, which the painter has worked on over the past few years, placed in an interior that, on the surface, appears to be identified as his studio. In their final painted configuration, however, the realistically depicted forms, which there is a manifest absence of any desire to imbue with precise identity or the ready instantaneous potential psychology of each individual model, are combined with abstract painted fields in a departure from the functional structure of the painter's familiar environment; abolishing from the very start of their re-composition, the concept of a peremptorily designated course in the direction of a faithful portrait.

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