Somatographies: Contemporary Greek Painting from the Sotiris Felios Collection
The National Gallery – Alexander Soutsos Museum Nafplion Annex, is hosting the exhibition “Somatographies: Contemporary Greek Painting from the Sotiris Felios Collection”, featuring established Greek artists holding an eminent position in the visual arts field of our country. As the title suggests, the human body plays the leading role in the exhibition for it has always inspired the artists of all times and nations as its stylistic transformations bring to life, in an emblematic manner, the spirit of an era, its cosmotheory, ideology, aesthetics as well as, certainly, the artist’s concerns.
The exhibition presents the works by seven artists: Stefanos Daskalakis (1952), Michalis Manoussakis (1953), Tassos Mantzavinos (1958), Christos Bokoros (1956), Chronis Botsoglou (1941), Giorgos Rorris (1963) and Edouard Sacaillan (1957), the main characteristic of their art being its anthropocentric character and focus on the human body, which becomes the sensible vehicle and witness of existential problems.
Sotiris Felios belongs to a special category of collectors. He does not collect for the sake of making an investment, but rather because he falls for the works he buys to constantly and seamlessly relish in them. Showing part of his collection in the National Gallery Nafplion Annex confirms his desire to share the pleasure his collection gives him with the wider public.