Alkazar

By Alekos Fassianos
Handmade multiples, Limited Edition
37 cm x 60 cm (14 3/5 in x 23 3/5 in)
As usually, Fassianos illustrates a scene from everyday life. This painting combines many of the small symbols Fassianos uses to express his ideology. To begin with, he depicts a man with a bicycle who is waving people around him with a hand that holds hay, while the wind blows his hair and scarf. So many items, such a familiar scene. With the bicycle, he wants to say that our protagonist is moving forward, changing and evolving. Man must move forward and not stand still. To continue with his own forces and inner strength. Bicycle in his personal vehicle that gives him autonomy and independence. The straw symbolizes the need for man to come in contact with nature. The protagonist was somewhere in nature and as he was leaving, he grabbed a straw in order to have something left of her. The straw is the symbol of growth, fertility, the sacred plant of Demetra.
Everything that Fassianos’ figures hold in their hands are the symbols of those qualities that we all try to cultivate for our own good.
Last but not least, it is fascinating how the bright colors draw one into the scene, giving him the feeling of sitting across as the scene takes place.
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4,000.00

3 in stock (can be backordered)

3 in stock (can be backordered)

About Alekos Fassianos

Alekos Fassianos is a great Greek artist, who creates according to local reality. His interest in painting revolves around man, nature and the environment. His figures, sometimes paired and sometimes lonely, are symbols of life, bathed in light. With elements of Greekness, they acquire their own life.
Although he has been inspired by many painters, this does not appear in his work. He has established a creative code of his own, a prototype. His figures, whether male or female, have gradually transformed into archetypal forms and differ only in posture and clothing.
Fassianos tries to paint the soul of the depicted people, and that’s what gives depth in his art while it stays so familiar and every day. There is a deep melancholy but also carefreeness surrounding each work. He chooses to illustrate everyday scenes because he believes the simple repetitive scenes are life itself and therefore acquire sanctity.
In his paintings, he shares with us a little of his personal world.
Using his basic colors, red, blue, gold, he creates deeply poetic and full of truth images that highlight the simplicity of expression, the clarity of the lines, the dynamics of color, movement and the authenticity of the image.  Through his work, one will not only discover Fassianos’ soul but his own as well.
Interesting Facts:
  • His home is a museum in itself, as everything is created by him. From furniture to lighting, to linen.