Charcoal Paintings

May 11, 2017 - Jun 10, 2017

Exhibition of paintings by Leon Michail curated by art historian, Louisa Karapidaki…

face (b), 2016, Work by Leon Michail presented at the Hellenic American Union

Leon Michail presents, for his second solo exhibition, charcoal, chalk, and soft pastel diptychs and triptychs on paper. Their composition follows the rationale of an intense script characterized by rich tonal gradations between white and black. At the same time, in direct juxtaposition, straight or curved lines are defined cutting and dividing the pictorial forms, resulting in the seclusion of certain fields.

According to the curator, Louisa Karapidaki: “…Two antagonistic thematic axes traverse the exhibition’s works: faces disperse while conversing / divided sites recalling their primordial components”.

On Wednesday, May 31, at 19:30 the exhibition's currator, Louisa Karapidaki offers a guided tour to the public. The artist, Leon Michail will also be present.

Leon Michail was born in Athens, in 1979.  From 1998 to 2004 he studied painting at the Athens School of Fine Arts, under the instruction of Professor Tr. Patraskidis. He obtained his Master’s Degree in “Theory and Practice of Language and Arts” from the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales in Paris, where he studied from 2005 to 2007. In 2010 he presented a solo exhibition at "Ekfrasi-Yianna Grammatopoulou Gallery" and he has participated in many group exhibitions.


Artist Leon Michail
Organizer Hellenic American Union, Hellenic American College (HAEC)
Venue Hadjikyriakos-Ghikas Gallery, Hellenic American Union
Start Date 11/05/2017
End Date 10/06/2017
Opening Thursday, May 11, 2017, 20:00
Gallery Hours/Duration Monday-Friday: 12:00-21:00, Saturday: 10:30-14:30, closed on Sunday
Type Exhibition
Participants Louisa Karapidaki (curator)
Interpretation Provided: No
Registration Required: No
Reservation Required: No
Admission Fee Admission is free
Last Update At: 2017/06/12 - 10:23:23



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