The Jannis & Zoe Spyropoulos Foundation and the Vorres Museum present the major retrospective exhibition “Jannis Spyropoulos” A new century for the classic of Abstraction, February 2014.
The exhibition is an in-depth look at the rich work of the most systematic and consistent exponent of abstraction in Greece. Organised chronologically, it retraces all the stages of Jannis Spyropoulos’ unique career, tracing 50 years of artistic creation of an uninhibited master, a manual craftsman, who, with an absolutely personal style, boldness and dedication, sought to depict the invisible, the absolute. He himself said, “I spread the darkness to find the light” and he was indeed talking about the radiation he managed to see, capture and paint.
On the occasion of the 100th anniversary of his birth, and 54 years since his award (Premio Unesco) at the 30th Venice Biennale, this exhibition comes to recall the importance and timelessness of the work of the classic of abstraction.