Beauty lies behind what you feel, not behind what you see
Αλέκος Φασιανός

Fassianos himself relates: “For five years I applied myself to drawing ancient heads and nude models. I can’t say I didn’t learn anything from this – quite the opposite.

Our teacher Moralis had an influence on us both as an artist and as a human being. We learned to observe the effects of darkness on light and vice versa as well as how objects changed shape as the light changed. We also learned to compare things. But I was always thinking of saints with their haloes, their staffs, their swords, their varied attire, and the red or white horses that jumped over flame-blowing dragons.

I was thinking less of the Cycladic figurines at the time.

I also liked Japanese art and Indian tantric painting. But I never felt the mysticism. I started painting people again in uniforms and ornaments in gardens. They were unmoving, they were expressionless and held flowers.

Later these small figures of people that I painted in uniforms began to dissolve, to become colored beings with flowers all around, sometimes pleasant looking, sometimes terrifying

And now the ones I paint hold flaming swords like the Byzantine saints. But they are untainted creatures from my imagination, just as they first issued from dark churches. I like red and blue volumes, but not abstraction.

Color should always have meaning!

-Alekos Fassianos, Athens 1964

Colour has its meaning

A FASIANOS

BORN
1935
National Conservatory of Athens
He studied violin for 12 years.

ATHENS SCHOOL OF FINE ARTS 
Yiannis Moralis atelier 

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COMMANDEUR DE L’ORDRE DES ARTS ET DES LETTRES – 2021
Awarder by the Minister of Culture in France Madame Roselyne Bachelot – Narquin

ORDER OF THE ARTS AND LETTER
Awarded Officer by the then French Minister of Culture Frédéric Mitterrand

ORDER OF THE LEGION OF HONOR (Officier des Lettres et des Arts)
Decorated with the Legion of Honor by the President of the French Republic

HONORARY MEMBER
Russian Academy of Arts

 

 

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B&M Theocharakis Foundation for the Fine Arts and Music
Galleria Grafika Tokio
Historical Archives Museum of Hydra
Municipal Art Gallery of Athens
Galerie Sophie Scheidecker
Kapopoulos Fine Arts
Kapopoulos Fine Arts
Gallerie Pierre Allain - Challier
The State Museum of the History of Religion
Galleria Grafika Tokio
Galleria Sonia Zannettacci
Espace Paul et André Vera
Villa Tamaris
Abbaye Ecole de Sorèze
Grosvenor Gallery
Galerie Di Meo
Galerie Estades