Thanasis Lalas, Life Is Elsewhere
1-13 November 2018
Alpha C.K. Art Gallery is pleased to present the latest solo exhibition of the Greek artist Thanasis Lalas. The exhibition is a continuation of a series of shows the artist has programmed for 2018-2019. The previous solo exhibition presented in October Athens now moves on to Nicosia and Alpha C.K. Art Gallery. From Cyprus, the artist will show his latest work at the Scope Miami Art Fair in the United States in December.
In his latest show, the artist presents a series of new paintings and sculptures. The highlight of the show are his new “Suitcases”, a series of painted wall installations on plexi glass.
Thanasis Lalas has a “holistic” approach to life; and this is what characterises him because he is an artist that is not limited to a single art form. In addition, he is able to make art out of everything he engages with.
As he comments on his work, “Art transforms nothing into something, time into eternity, and man on earth into a bird with wings in heaven… Art has to do with skills and clumsiness that hide our deep desire to respond to the phenomenon of life and death… Art is a daily necessary walk, for no reason, in the plains of white, in the land of nothing. Art is the sense of survival, in any circumstances; of the defect of man that is creation.”