He has displayed his work in solo exhibitions in Greece, Cyprus, Spain, Italy, Indonesia, Ecuador, Turkey, Denmark and Germany. His thematic choices and his personal artistic style are influenced by his experience and observation of his 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.
She has participated in numerous exhibitions in Greece and abroad.
She has received the award "Young Balkan Artist 2017" by organisations "OSTEN" and "WAVA". She lives and works in Greece.
Selected solo exhibitions:
“Forgotten Whispers”, KH5 Gallery, Zurich, Switzerland, 2016
“Exteroceptive Sensitivity”, Archaelogical Museum of Igoumenitsa, Igoumenitsa, Greece, 2016
“Tender Wounds”, GalleryX, Dublin, Ireland, 2016
“Oneidos”, Thesis Exhibition, Old Municipal Slaughterhouse, Greece, 2015
Selected group shows:
"13th Hour", Last Rites Gallery, New York, 2016
“International Biennial Castra 2015″, LOKARJEVA GALERIJA, Slovenia, 2015
“FID PRIZE 7″ nominees distinction,Esä’s Grande Gallerie, Turkuan France, 2015
“7th Bienall of Students of Fine Arts Schools of Greece», Foundation Theocharakis, Athens Greece, 2014
His paintings do not stem from a specific idea or theme. He consciously avoids focusing on specific questions or particular answers but instead, creates new pictures which generate unknown questions. Thus without great thought, paints vague spaces, objects which appear to be misplaced, both through time and dimension, next to items disjoint, with figures lost in an intense painterly environment, but in the end coexist and interact, giving meaning to their existence, tell a story and express a sentiment.
After 25 years, Karakatsanis comes back with a topic he has been preoccupied with in the past, but with a different motive. His artistic approach today is nothing more than the “horizontal cross-section” of the majority of his approaches, all the years of his work, with fabric being its final “key”, a material which prevailed in his artistic endeavour, most prominently as an element of the surrounding space but also with an evident experiential relationship.
Based on this logic, and taking a romantic stance on the issue, we could deduce that each person's brain is creating endlessly. By using the tools one possesses, in other words, one's senses, it combines elements, energies and produces images. Images that one later calls "reality".
The interesting thing about it is that even if we know this in theory, we are not in a position to perceive them, and therefore neither in the position to control them.
What quantum physics supports gives human beings a new perspective. It proves to them that they may and are free to choose how they wish to see the things around them and that they may choose their own reality. We can in other words intervene in the nature of the object we are seeing but also with our own self, just by looking and measuring differently.
Due to our social but also cultural upbringing we have become accustomed to dealing with things with a specific mindset. We constantly use the same, monotonous method of observation, which limits and imprisons us. It forces us to run manically, sacrificing everything to conquer a reality that is nothing more than an image.
This way, in this moment man becomes isolated, gives power to his ego, looks like he's floating around...