ANNA-MARIA TSAKALI

ANNA-MARIA TSAKALI

04-04-2024 > 18-05-2024

Le silence de fleurs

 

 

From April 4th to May 18th 2024, Galerie Minsky will be presenting a selection of paintings by the Greek painter Anna-Maria Tsakali. From July 2nd to July 27th 2024, several additional pieces will be on display alongside paintings by Édouard Sacaillan.
Anna-Maria Tsakali begins by applying tempera to her canvas, which spreads randomly on its surface. After looking at these abstract shapes, the artist chooses to take a specific plant as a model. This choice depends on a number of factors, including the materials available in the studio and the painter’s prevailing feelings as she creates a new painting. Choosing a plant, as she explained to us, is always choosing a texture.
The abstract step is often still evident in the finished painting, giving a truly contemporary, voluptuous aspect to it. This unique process gives rise to a wide variety of images, ranging from the darkest compositions to the most pop ones, as the pink flowers on blue backgrounds she realized several years before Damien Hirts turned them into very famous series of paintings.
Anna-Maria Tsakali was born in Piraeus in 1959. She studied painting at the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris from 1983 to 1987, where she was a student of Leonardo Cremonini.
She lives and works between Athens and Paris.
Renaissance, tempera and oil on Canvas, 170 x 135 cm / Fleurs jaunes la nuit, tempera and oil on canvas, 79 x 73 cm