Radeau CHRISTOS KALFAS

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  • Dimensions : 90 × 100 cm
  • Year : 2022
  • Medium : Collage Gouache
  • Support : Paper
  • Signature : Signed and dated by artist

3 800.00 inc. Vat

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Dimension of the frame: 100 x 112.5cm

“The colored backgrounds, framed in raw iron, cover the plasterboard. They know the beauty of terracotta and calcination, the red or yellow ocher palettes of aged Mediterranean facades, the black dresses of the South, or the dark ranges of blues and greens of the sea depths. They know the fine chords of color and shade and certain modulations of hardened leather, granulation and smooth areas of matte and waxed. Their shades make the flame of time vibrate, however tanned with entropy; their pigments of earth and light tan with the smoke of a patient candle. And their chromatic tonality gives the “la” to the music of the rebus stories that are inscribed there... »

Bruno Duborgel


ARTIST

Christos Kalfas arrived from Greece over 40 years ago. He currently lives and works in Paris. This is how his experience as an engraver - "this wonder when you pull out the sheet of paper and discover a drawing that is there by a miracle" - joins the emergence of a new painting where figuration is accompanied by a work on the support and the material, but also on the meaning. His scrapings, cuts, incisions on paper, plasterboard, join, through time, the ancient Greek term "graphein" which means both to draw, to engrave, to write. The works of Kalfas, where painting, dreams, symbols and myths play, not only from ancient Greece, but from our Western civilization, deceptively light, imprinted with the divine and the banal, induce us to meditation, to creation of our own myth.

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