WITH THE ARTIST
thursday, august 18
from 6 to 8 pm
Word "Connectedness" is used in reference to the technological changes as they affect the human psychic – major theme of John Kokkinos’ application of his complex multilayer painting technique.
in Athens, Greece, he graduated from the Special Art Program of Central
Technical School in Toronto (1975). Since then, John Kokkinos experimented
with sculpture and painted using various media, though his style remained
As a seasoned artist, John Kokkinos has exhibited in Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, Vancouver, New York, etc.
His paintings are in the Canada Council Art Bank, art rental collection of the Art
Gallery of Ontario and private collections.
“…"My recent paintings reflect on the complexity of social and political issues. Human self-interest, needs, customs, traditions, and moral values are changing at an ever-increasing rate. This has brought stresses and pressures, at a cost to the psychological health and freedom of each individual. These changes as complex as they may be, are shaping our culture and each individual, in our changing environmental and technological world.
The painting is approached with many complex layers of paint to build texture, depth, and a subject, as it transcends through time. The many layers and images correlate to the environmental, technological, and social changes."
acrylic on canvas, 57" x 48"
acrylic on canvas, 53" x 54"
Seven to Three
acrylic on canvas, 70" x 54"
acrylic on canvas, 72" x 54"
The Studio 2010
acrylic on canvas, 46" x 67"
Patterns of Paradise
acrylic on canvas, 58" x 120"
$ 10 000
acrylic on canvas, 65" x 53"
acrylic on canvas, 66" x 30"
acrylic on canvas, 24" x 18"
oil on board, 47" x 31"