Evening view, 2002

Manolis Charos (Greek, 1960-)
acrylic on canvas
50 x 50 cm.

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    Although fundamentally figurative, Manolis Charos’ work possesses an expressionistic, even surrealistic dimension. In this work, the unorthodox relativity of sizes, the peculiar perspective and the contrast between dark and bright colours create an atmosphere almost metaphysical, but nonetheless tender and humane. Besides, his entire work is characterized by simple, everyday themes, seen however with a distinct sensitivity and at times a latent irony. Born in Kythira, Charos will often return to his native island, his incessant source of inspiration and quest.