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Greece today (2014)

Greece today | 50 x 100 cm. | oil on canvas.
This paint was exhibited at the ART en CAPITAL - PARIS :Salon of Independent Artists : in Grand Palais year 2014
The scene is composed by different components that span chronologically across the ancient and modern history of Greece. At the very left Pericles, (495-429 B.C) the most prominent & influential Greek statesman, holds the 1975 AD Greek Constitution while the building of the parliament stands in the background. In front of the parliament the faceless contemporary politicians who irresponsibly led the country into economic chaos, are hiding in a row behind the statue of Plato, one of the most influential philosophers and founder of the Academy in Athens, while pages of laws are sitting crumbled in their feet. The statue of Plato is standing in front of the modern Academy building in which a homeless man, a pensioner and an old beggar are standing in despair. While a young man standing right next to Plato holds his passport towards Pericles. This is a scientist leaving to find better prospects in another country. This is a "national bleeding".

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  • Greece today (2014) Greece today (2014)

    Greece today | 50 x 100 cm. | oil on canvas.
    This paint was exhibited at the ART en CAPITAL - PARIS :Salon of Independent Artists : in Grand Palais year 2014
    The scene is composed by different components that span chronologically across the ancient and modern history of Greece. At the very left Pericles, (495-429 B.C) the most prominent & influential Greek statesman, holds the 1975 AD Greek Constitution while the building of the parliament stands in the background. In front of the parliament the faceless contemporary politicians who irresponsibly led the country into economic chaos, are hiding in a row behind the statue of Plato, one of the most influential philosophers and founder of the Academy in Athens, while pages of laws are sitting crumbled in their feet. The statue of Plato is standing in front of the modern Academy building in which a homeless man, a pensioner and an old beggar are standing in despair. While a young man standing right next to Plato holds his passport towards Pericles. This is a scientist leaving to find better prospects in another country. This is a "national bleeding".

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  • Greeks today (2015) Greeks today (2015)

    Greeks today (2015) :| 60 x 80 cm.: oil on canvas
    I began this work sitting in front of a blank canvas and allowing it to emerge from my subconscious. Once I finished it, I tried to understand what it was that led me to express myself in this way, using only white black and intermediate colors. Was it an artistic expression? Was it the illustration of a scene? Or something else?
    These past years we have been blamed by all of Europe and we are constantly the center of international negotiations. We are a small country with big problems: economic, geopolitical, and social. Hardest hit by our country’s problems are Greece’s average citizens and what I feel for them transferred onto this painting, depicting “the Greek citizen” trapped behind a corroded metal surface.
    I won’t explain it any further. Friends have already given their own interpretation. I leave to the viewer to interpret it in his or her own way.

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  • Refugees displacement Refugees displacement

    Refugees displacement : | 60 x 80 cm.: oil on canvas

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  • National Bleeding National Bleeding

    National Bleeding :| 60x80 cm | oil on wood board
    This art work, with two basic colors and a snake enjoying the blood, is an expression of my subconscious for the “national bleeding” of my country Greece, or even for many other countries nowadays. National bleeding is the large number of educated young people and many professionals, who leave their homeland to offer their services to other countries.
    In addition to that the sell-off of public and private property, and the closure of many production units, as well as the unemployment rate which is the higher in the European Union, the salaries that have been reduced to Third World levels, and pensions that are exterminating the aging population. Social welfare has now become National bleeding. There are so much more that I cannot describe hereby. For this reason, anyone who sees this art work, can make his personal connotation, and fully interpret it, according to his feelings.

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  • Cristi crux est mea lux Cristi crux est mea lux

    Cristi crux est mea lux | 50 x 100 cm. | Oil on Canvas
    This paint was exhibited at the ART en CAPITAL - PARIS : Salon of Independent Artists in Grand Palais year 2014

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  • Mea lux scientiae Mea lux scientiae

    Mea lux scientiae: | 50x100 cm.: | Oil on Canvas
    This paint was exhibited at the ART en CAPITAL - PARIS : Salon of Independent Artists in Grand Palais year 2014

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  • Reaction Reaction

    Reaction : | 60 x 80 cm. : | Oil on canvas

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    History of youth ( loneliness vs amity ) : 60 x 80 cm. : Oil on canvas

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  • Glory vs Greed Glory vs Greed

    Glory vs Greed : 70 x 100 cm. : oil on canvas
    Economic growth might be necessary for the creation of material wealth, but it does not guarantee human happiness. We live in the same finite planet which imposes natural ecological limits to the animal instincts of business and the relentless pursuit of profits for consumption and unequal wasteful development. The Wall Street greed and related financial and economic centers are damaging the life of Main Street, as well as the global climate.
    It is time to reconsider our course.
    The world needs to be rebaptized in the ethical values of the ancient Olympic Games and the humanistic ideals of the Hellenic Civilization.
    In the face of a return to the barbarism of the Middle Ages, we opt for another renaissance via the wisdom of classical Greece (Hellas), to stop human beings, being sheep, on arid land.
    text by : (Christos Alexopoulos : Harvard economist and author of the symbolic book Goodby Greece Hello Hellas)

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  • Thermopylae-1 Thermopylae-1

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    Thermopylae-2 : 100 x 50 cm. : Oil on canvas

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