“My art is the confession of my soul. My works are nothing else but traces of my own personal truth."
Thalea Stefanidou, Greek Art historian/ Curator, noted about Aristotelis;
“His work is a painting of action. A painting action. A swiftly executed activity. A bodily achievement, but also a dispersion of maneuvers that bring forward an ethic and aesthetic attitude towards the permanent and the ephemeral, remembrance and oblivion, affirmation to life and the compelling need to find an instruction manual to go with it.”
The artist, on a daily basis, actively engages in many different actions-routines-exercises in order to physically, emotionally and mentally prepare himself to create his paintings. His work is his nonverbal reaction to everything that is happening around him. The energies that are being released are transformed into spontaneous movements on the canvas. Through his colors you hear the music in your eyes witness the soft whispering of the undertones and awe at the outcry of his bold gestures. The stories are rewritten this time on canvas and the moments are there forever – traces – of his own truth.
Born in 1984 in Kavala, Greece, where he lives and works, Aristotelis Deligiannidis studied Mathematics at the University of Ioannina, Greece (2001-2004). Deligiannidis has participated in biennales and large scale exhibitions in Greece and abroad. He creates works on paper with markers and felt-tip pens, painting installations, canvases, artists books and multiples. His work “LAYERS” is in permanent exhibition, since 2010, in the Blue Moon area of Lido island, Venice. In the Global Art Awards in Nov. 2017 held in Burj Khalifa, Dubai he was in among the four finalists in the painting category.
This review was published by Circle Foundation for the Arts © CFA Press ∙ Images are courtesy of the artist