Eleftheria Tseliou Gallery presents Antonakis's solo exhibition titled 'Release the Kraken'. The show opened on Thursday 16 November and will last until 17 December 2017.
"Release the Kraken" is a popular phrase originating from Zeus' line in the 1981 fantasy adventure film 'Clash of the Titans', but also from its 2010 remake. Although the line itself was rather dramatic, it was perceived in a comical tone and quickly became an online joke.
In his new work, Antonakis continues his research on material derived from television, and this time in particular from shows that aired in past decades. Series like 'She-Ra: Princess Of Power', Disney movies like ‘The Parent Trap’ or ‘The Ugly Dachshund’ as well as horror scenes from 'Twin Peaks' and sets from 'Dynasty'. The material is not read in retrospect, but rather emerges from memory and is based on personal experience.
Today, a painter's preoccupation with 1980's television aesthetics is a reference to Pop Art. Although Antonakis's work uses pop ideas, it constitutes a painting opus that to a great extent refers to Modernism. This enables us to see complex and multilayered images through their simplicity.
Duration: until 16 December 2017
Opening hours: Tuesday - Friday 12:00 - 20:00, Saturday 12:00 - 15:00