Bicyclist

By Alekos Fassianos
Handmade Multiple, Limited Edition
71 cm x 58.5 cm ( 28 in x 23 in)
“I believe that over the years a painter acquires a skill like a violinist who can play without looking at the strings or like an acrobat who, while walking on the stretched rope, looks like he is on a steady street. You make an effort to learn to walk, to balance, just like when you ride a bike, at first you fall and then you ride with no hands on the wheel. It’s craftsmanship. I, of course, prefer the effort that is being made and for the world to see the fight you put into it.”
One of Fassianos’ favorite subjects was the cyclists-smokers. Here, one man holds straw in his hands and makes a strict and imperative move and the other has a scarf wrapped in his hand that is blown by the wind. When straws are in the hands of the protagonist, Fassianos symbolizes the need of man to come in contact with nature. The protagonist moves in nature and when he leaves he wants to have something left of her. The straw is the symbol of growth, fertility, the sacred plant of Demetra. The bicycle signifies progress through movement, change and evolution. 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.
Everything that Fassianos’ figures hold in their hands are the symbols of those qualities that we all try to cultivate for our own good.
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5,000.00

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.