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Alekos Fassianos

"An artist has no problems beyond those provoked by his excessive sensitivity."

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Notes of biography

Alekos Fassianos was born in Athens in 1935. He studies at the Fine Arts School from 1956 till 1960 with Yannis Moralis. He gets a scholarship from the French government and settles in Paris (1960-1963). He studies lithographic technics at the Fine Arts School in Paris. He then meets major artists and writers. Louis Aragon comments his works and later Jean-Marie Drot will write his monography («  La volupté mythologique  »). Back in Greece, he works for different Greek newspapers. His first personal exhibitions take place in Athens.
In 1966, the artist gains his first real success during one exhibition at the Facchetti Galery in New York. He moves for good to Paris when the dictatorship arises in Greece in 1967. He shows his works in Paris (Gallery Iolas) then little by little all over the world and beyond (Tokyo, New York, Stockholm, Malmô,  São Polo, and Venice, etc). 
France remains his second home. He comes back on a regular basis to show his new works. Today he is considered as one of the greatest Greek painter.
Alekos Fassianos'characters release one single vision of the world : Mediterranean. Fassianos' nudes are all but indecent. They are presented just as the most innocent and pure element nature can offer us. Fassianos likes to get his inspiration in living elements : sun, earth; sea and fire carefully organized, perfectly balanced. Alekos Fassianos measures out color with the patience and the wisdom of a craftsman.Ochers and blues alternate to define freedom spaces.
Fassianos is an accomplished artist who visited poetry and at the same time also colored the words of different poets such as Odysseas Elytis, Yannis Ritsos, Vassilis Vassilikos, Dimitris Analis, Kostas Tachtis and many others. He is also involved in theater sets, costumes «  Hélène d’Euripide  » in Athens. In Paris, in 1983 (Georges Pompidou Center) he creates a little shadow play after his own pictorial research.
 
Fassianos's graphic work is significant (etchings and lithographs). He is also responsible for many illustrated books that are now to looked after by collectors  (Ed. A. Biren and Fata Morgana). His art is characterized by a clever mix of ancient art and modernism. Pierre Cabanne writes "He lives in a mythic world

Artists on display

The art and the artists display: proclamations, galleries, museums, personal or collective exhibitions. On walls or in shop windows, wise or rebels, posters warn, argue, show. Some were specially conceived by an artist for such or such event, other, colder, have only the letter.

Some were created in lithographic technic, most are simple offset reproductions. They are many those who like collecting these rectangles of paper, monochrome or in games of colours, in matt paper or brilliant, with many words or almost dumb.

We are happy also to be able to greet, by this pages, mythical galleries as those of Denise René, Louis Carré, Claude Bernard, Berheim Jeune, Maeght, Pierre Loeb and others.

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Bibliographic track and more

To read about the artist :
  • « F., La volupté mythologique », J.-M. Drot, Ed. Gal. Beaubourg et Marval, 1985
  • « Le mythe à bicyclette », H. Kambouridis, Ed. Château de Chenonceau, 2001
  • « Fassianos », Dimitrit Analis & Pierre Cabanne, Ed. La Différence, 2004
  • « Pour Andromaque » P. Nahon, Fassianos illustr., Ed. De La Différence, 2008
  • « A. F., La mythologie au quotidien », Gal. R. Lemarié, Fondation Reinach, 2000
  • « F. ou la reconquête du bonheur », P. Amine, J.M Drot, Ed. Beaux Arts, Mai 2010
  • « Les vieilles femmes et la mer », Y. Ritsos, Fassianos illustr., Ed. Fata Morgana, 2012
  • « Le poète à New York », F. G. Lorca, Fassianos illustr., Ed. Fata Morgana, 2016
  • « Carnet de notes d'Electre », Marguerite Yourcenar, A. Halley, Ed. Fata Morgana, 2017
  • « Le soudeur de murmures », L. Mizon, Fassianos illustr., Ed. Folle Avoine, 2018
To read from the artist :
  • « Image en fuite », Alekos Fassianos, Ed. Fata Morgana, 1992
  • « Fassianos : Collection Bernardaud 150 ans », Interview, You Tube, 2013
Website :
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