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Nikos Kessanlis was one of the pioneers in the renewal of the visual vocabulary of Greek post-war art by adopting a radical artistic approach which brought forth the renegotiation of the relationship between art and the real. His artistic practice -constantly moving away from the conventions of academic representational painting- was shaped within the European art scene of the 1960s and 1970s, initially in Rome, and then in Paris. As early as the 1950s, abstraction becomes central in Kessanlis' effort towards the emancipation of his plastic language. In Walls -created during the period 1960-1961- the painting's surface emerges as the major field for the realization of the artist's bodily inte...

Mixed media on canvas
173.5 x 238.0cm
Image and text © National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens (EMST), 2023

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