Beyond the Surface VII, 2018


Panayiotis Doukanaris
  • oil on canvas
    31 x 23.5 cm
    Series of 9 unique variations; 7/9

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About the Artwork

Panayiotis Doukanari's works are a result of a continuous research in painting and the possibilities of the medium. In his work, canvas is the conditional carrier of the image and it works as the main mean of expression with an emphasis on investigating the materiality. The canvas is transformed, manipulated and re-weaved, omitted and altered by overturning the usual relationship of the supported image and by giving another dimension. In other words the image loses its superiority. Hence the strict boundaries between what is considered to be painting, sculpture and installation are redistribute in order to broaden the field. 

Doukanaris’ threaded formalities confirm the conviction that painting has been and continues to be a prominent practice of expression and representation: a practice that makes the creative task of reasoning as well as critical wording.

About the Artist

Doukanaris studied Fine and Applied Arts at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and in 2016 he received his M.A in Fine Arts from Birmingham City University, UK. This year he will start his - PhD at the School of Fine Arts, Cyprus Technological University (Tepak). In 2016-19, he worked as an assistant professor at the Department of Visual and Applied Arts in Fine Arts in Thessaloniki.

First solo exhibition ‘Painting Beyond the Image’, Art Seen, Nicosia, Cyprus (2019). Selected group exhibitions include: 'Painting Beyond the Image' solo exhibition at Art Seen, Nicosia (2019); 'UK Young Artist', Biennial of Young Artist from Europe and the Mediteranean (Bjcem), Nottingham, UK (2019); 'Join the Dots', Salone degli Incanti, Trieste , Italy; 'Painting Notes', Art Seen, Nicosia (2018); 'I Like Us', Institut Francais de Thes, Thessaloniki; Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki; Teloglion Foundation of Art, Thessaloniki, Greece (2017). 7th Biennale of Fine Art Schools Athens, Theoharaki Foundation, Athens, Greece; Cypriot Young Creators, Teloglion Foundation of Art, Greece (2014).