Christophoros Katsadiotis

Katsadiotis Christophoros

Born in Athens in 1971. Ηe worked as a journalist for the radio, the television and several magazines for 15 years. He studied Printmaking at the School of Visual and Applied Arts, at the Faculty of Fine Arts of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki under Xenis Sahinis and Manolis Yannadakis (2009-2014). During his studies, through the LLP-Erasmus Program, he attended in 2011 the Eugeniusz Geppert Academy of Art and Design in Wroclaw, Poland.  In 2012 he won the prize at the 1st Biennial of Greek Student Printmakers Ex-Libris, in Crete. His prints have been used by various Greek publishers: Diatton, Mandragoras, Politropon, Kedros, Bartzoulianos. In 2015 the Parisian theatres Eurydice, Zérο and Théâtre du Cristal used prints by him for the promotion of their performances (posters, flyers, programmes). In 2017 he won the prize at the 12th International Animation Festival in Athens (Athens Animfest). Since 2014 he has been writing in the Greek press about art exhibitions in Paris. He is a member of the Chamber of Fine Arts of Greece and the Greek Printmakers’ Association. Works by him can be found in private collections in Greece and abroad. He lives and works in Paris and Athens.

Works

Solo Exhibitions

2017

Poetic Incidents (Prints) Fougaro Nafplion

2017

Poetic Incidents (Prints) Zoumboulakis Galleries Athens

2016

Dîner romantique (Prints) Galerie de L'Angle Paris

2015

The Revenge of Little Red Riding Hood (Prints) Halle Saint Pierre Paris

2013

Trojan Horse (Prints) Art Space 24 Athens

2012

Prints Museum of Paper Duszniki-Zdrój

2011

Critisism – Overthrow – Deformation (Prints) Art Space 24 Athens

2010

Painting – Prints Printmaking Centre "Ilios", Municipality of Neapoli Thessaloniki

2009

Landscapes of Serifos (Painting – Prints) Serifos High School Serifos

2006

All Is Truth (Painting – Constructions) Peritechnon (Peritechnon Karteris) Athens (curated by Olga Danyilopoulou)

1999

Wire Sculptures Aigokeros Gallery Athens

Press

Looking at his work in an exhibition, I had the sense that I was following a strange rabbit in a waistcoat and, having fallen accidentally into his rabbit hole, that I was crossing over from the surface of the earth into its centre, to find myself in free fall. I felt like Alice in Wonderland. Because, in fact, the world of Christophoros Katsadiotis is a world of wonders and unbelievable situations, where anything is possible. His figures, his perspectives, his angles, his sense of humour and his inspired ideas lead you on a magical tour.

A world of childhood naivety and worry, that contains all the queries, the anxieties and the mysteries of our time and transports the observer of his work to the land of imagination, a land full of questions and curiosity. The name of the visual artist Christophoros Katsadiotis is almost synonymous to printmaking. It is his means of expressing his personal sensitivity and the plastic wholeness of his figures. As he admitted himself during our discussion, when he first came into contact with it and understood what it was about, he said to himself “this is masochism, I want nothing to do with it ever again”. But in the end… he was hooked by the huge expressive potential of the medium; he experimented with it, and gradually perfected its challenging technique. The lines in his technically and aesthetically impeccable works are clearly separated from one another and become incredibly fine, elegant and flowing, with rich chiaroscuro. […]

Ephemeral moments that stay imprinted into your mind forever, images of mythical creatures and lost dreams, which he reconstructs, composes, stitches, sticks and spreads in an expressionistic mode on the metal plate.

 

Eirini Aivaliotou
* Preface to an interview with Christophoros Katsadiotis in “cattisart.gr”, 3 March 2018
https://www.catisart.gr/christoforos-katsadiotis-charaktiki/