George Hadjimichalis | the artist

The artist George Hadjimichalis
Born 1954, Athens, Greece.
Lives and works in Athens and Sfedouri (Aegina), Greece, .

Style and technique of the artist: Installation art, Painting, Video,

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The work of George Hadjimichalis is characterized by diversity as much in technique as in the use of materials and methods. The artist explores the limits of painting by creating three-dimensional works that narrate or refer to stories, interpret texts or simply indicate situations and thoughts…

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Informed by the aesthetics and motifs of Minimalism, Hadjimichalis’ art also demonstrates a response to history, ritual, and archaeology that is particularly rooted in his Greek heritage…

Here, a picture is indeed worth a thousand words, but not because language fails. As art historian and curator Ulrich Loock aptly points out in the catalogue essay, the replacement of words with images “is not motivated by a mistrust in words but by a consciousness of their power to bring an issue to closure.” Perhaps it is this inner quest for uncertainty and open-endedness, and the attendant need for a plural approach to iconographic reading, that makes Sarris and Hadjimichalis’s periscopic vision so insightful…