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Xchristakos

Born at Pincess Islands (Istanbul-Turkey). He is a self taught painter, except for lessons he
took on drawing.

The two cultures in which he lived (the western and the eastern) endowed him with rich
knowledge on the art of painting, but also their impact put an unbearable pressure on him.

The experience of such an impact will mark his then work, since his paintings betrothed to
sculpture compose “paintings-sculptures”, in which the artist stages sculptured humans, at
times encaged and at times on the run.

In 1974, in the middle of a whirl, leaves Turkey and travels to Europe (Paris-Brussels) where
he participates in some group exhibitions in Paris and in Brussels.

"With the first glance, the characters painted by Xchristakos allure you. With the second
glance, they upset you. Only or lost in the multitude, these characters whom one could
believe dumb, shout. And they shout extremely... We are you, you are us ! "

Robert LOMBAERTS

Honorary Director of the Media, International Organization of the Francophonie

Exhibitions

1968 Solo exhibitions at the Cultural Center of Istanbul
1974 and 1998 Some group exhibitions in Paris and in Brussels
1974 Group exhibition of painting in the University of Brussels
1974 Group exhibition of painting in the Gallery “Arcade” in Brussels, theme : “The couple of today”
1976 Group exhibition of painting in a “Seven Cities Tour” in Belgium and north of France, theme : "The Mediterranean Painting"
1980 Personal exhibition of painting at the Gallery “Le Roman” Paris France
1983 Personal exhibition of painting at the Gallery “Claire Dumas”, France
1994 Personal exhibition of painting at the Gallery “Galerie Du Lac”, Brussels
1995 Group exhibition of painting at the “Brussels'Salon d'été”
1992 and 1996 Group exhibitions at gallery “Titanium” (Yayanos) - Athens
1998 Group exhibition of painting in the Brussels' Salon d'été
2005 The Rising : Sculpture created on request of the Municipality of Aghia Barbara

Images