Edouard Sacaillan “The Viewed”: Paintings from The Sotiris Felios Collection

Edouard Sacaillan “The Viewed”: Paintings from The Sotiris Felios Collection

The Municipal Gallery of Corfu opens this year’s season of periodical exhibitions at the Peristyle Department with one of the most important representatives of contemporary Greek figurative painting.

The painter Edouard Sacaillan, who studied at the Athens School of Fine Arts under Moralis and Mytaras, was awarded a scholarship to attend the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts in France, and has received a number of prestigious awards, divides his time, living and creating, between two favourite cities: Paris and Athens.

Having been presented in solo exhibitions in New York, Paris, Athens and Thessaloniki, as well as in numerous group shows, the work of Edouard Sacaillan is introduced to the Corfiot audience for the first time, in his exhibition hosted at the Peristyle Department of Periodical Exhibitions between June 8th and July 23, 2021.

The works exhibited belong to the Sotiris Felios Collection. One of the most important Greek collectors, with a collection numbering more than 1,000 works by Greek artists, Sotiris Felios collaborates with the Municipal Gallery for the second time, following an exhibition of Tassos Mantzavinos’ work in 2018.

On the painter Edouard Sacaillan, the exhibition curator and Art Historian Rozalia Adamopoulou writes: “(…) The art of Sacaillan entails a distinctive and personal realistic viewpoint, combined with elements of the imagination, the subconscious or the dreamworld, evoking surrealist influences that are conveyed in vivid expressionist colour.”

On the exhibition staged at the Municipal Gallery, she says: “Sacaillan’s popular viewers often represent his art. The painter has painstakingly captured a large and varied cross-section of human iconographic types, which face the viewer, giving the impression that they are watching a spectacle taking place where he stands. Viewers and viewed, in roles that alternate masterfully, are the subject of Sacaillan’s painting, in the exhibition “The viewed” (…)”.

The private view of the exhibition will be held on Tuesday, June 8, at 20:00, in compliance with all protection measures in force for the prevention of the spread of COVID-19.

In accordance with the latest official guidelines, the following health protection measures apply to all visitors to the Gallery:

• The use of protective face masks is compulsory.
• Visitors are required to follow personal hygiene protocols (hand sanitizer is available on site).
• Visitors are required to maintain safety distances of two metres.
• Group visits will be limited to a maximum of eight persons at a time.