Lives and works: Athens, Greece
Vassilis Karakatsanis lives and works in Athens. He has exhibited his work in numerous solo exhibitions in Greece, Cyprus, Spain, Italy, Indonesia, Ecuador, Turkey, Denmark and Germany.
His thematic choices and his personal artistic vocabulary are informed by his experience and observation of the surrounding world. He organizes his exhibitions by using a theatrical attitude, he transforms the mundane every day objects into structural elements of his work. He uses a clean and rich color palette and vivid contrasts. He creates installations by using elements from the existing three dimensional spaces and by transforming them into art forms. He researches with sensitivity the limits between reality and illusion.
Medium: Oil Paint, Gouache, Acrylic on Canvas
Selected Permanent Collections
Vassilis Karakatsanis's artworks are held in numerous museums, private and corporate collections throughout the world.
Vassilis Karakatsanis artworks have been showcased numerous times at international Art Fairs with the most recent being the Art Athina in 2016.
Athens Graduate School of Fine Arts,
Painting, Stage Design and Book Art with
Scholarship by the IKY,
Greek State Scholarship Foundation
San Jorge-Universidad de Barcelona,
Graduate School of Fine Arts,
Painting & Art Theory, with
Scholarship by the Spanish Government
Centro Europeo di Venezia,
Maintenance of Architectural Monuments, with
Scholarship by the European Council
Presented his work in more than 90 solo exhibitions.
Participated in more than 30 group exhibitions around the world.