Sifis Likakis & Dionisis Kavallieratos

Born (1977) in Athens, where he lives and works. He studied at Athens School of Fine Arts (BA and MA on digital arts). Inspired primarily by the cinema, his work is based on the influence of visual perception and the imaginary experience of alternate realities that the medium often imparts. While easier to distinguish in older drawings, videos and installations, movie references are no longer as clear in his new body of work, now overshadowed by his aesthetic choices and the material function of the drawing medium. Solo exhibition: untitled, Loraini Alimantiri Gazonrouge gallerie (Athens, 2006). Selected group exhibitions: Fovos, Salon de Vortex, Lo and Behold (Athens, 2011); The Vitrina Project, openshowstudio (Athens, 2010); XII Call, Luis Adelantado gallery (Valencia, Spain, 2010); Cabinets of Miracles (Athens, 2010); Mixed &
Mastered: Greek video art from the 00s
, Centre for Visual Introspection (Bucharest, Romania, 2010); Battlefield, the Art Foundation [TAF] (Athens, 2010); Greek Contemporary Video Art [Vol.01], projectspace Ugdbar (Βερολίνο, 2010).

 

 

 

Sifis Lykakis –Looking back at the history of arts, the purpose of a sculpture-statue was to represent the spiritual message of an epoch, whether it was related to any theological-mythological concept, aesthetic meaning of life or practical need. It created partially situated identities out of actual or potential social reality, in terms of divine forms of human perception.

 

Dionisis Kavallieratos – We, Greeks, find the neighbors’ grass greener and his wife prettier than ours. My own best friend will turn his back and I will stab him.

Photos

Artistique, 2005, Video, 1’ 45’’, Courtesy of the artists
Artistique, 2005, Video, 1’ 45’’, Courtesy of the artists

Untitled (12th Istanbul Biennial), 2011 Biennale de Lyon