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Vangelis Tzermias’ seascapes set sail yesterday in Berlin. The Hellenic Foundation for Culture (HFC) and its director Eleftherios Economou, along with several Greek and German visitors welcomed his collection titled “No return”, which will be on display until the 29th of February at the Foundation’s premises.

The artist’s works give the traditional seascape genre a new jolt, which is characterized by expressionist tendencies. His ships sail on a quiet, yet more often hostile sea. Although some characters are visible on the sails, men are not the main focus of the artist’s work. The blue of the sea, the voltage of the ships, which tosses back and forth, and the struggle of the masts against the wind serve as allegories and poesy in the paintings of Vangelis Tzermias.

It is the artist’s first exhibition in Berlin, and his first visit to the German capital, even though his influences are drawn, among others, from the Munich school, and especially Costas Volanakis. Vangelis Tzermias says he is very impressed by the city, the Museums and the way in which art is being hosted and promoted.

Sources: ANA –MPA, HFC

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Hellenes Abroad / Greece

Voices & visions Melbourne, 09.02.2012