Christo Daskaltsis 

The artist Christo Daskaltsis was born in Düsseldorf, Germany in 1969 after his parents had immigrated from Greece in the early 1960s. From a young age, Daskaltsis was fascinated by paint and colour and as a schoolboy discovered the potential in Fine Art to convey the unspeakable upon viewing a Mondrian Painting at the Museum Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen in Düsseldorf. 

 

Upon studying at the École nationale supérieure des beaux-arts in Paris, Daskaltsis learnt to translate his creative energy into works. Though this formal art education established a foundation to his artistic career, his practice soon evolved to become more experimental as he distanced himself from the limitations of the academic approach.

 

Setting up a studio in Berlin, Daskaltsis developed an elaborate methodology through which his works come into being. Removing himself from figurative and concept art, Daskaltsis chose to focus on the process of creation rather than the outcome. Through the application of paint on canvas or aluminium and the subsequent treatment with turpentine and the sweeping of a broom working always on the floor, Daskaltsis is able to produce works that are devoid of any formal composition and physical traces of the artist’s hand. This methodology eliminates the influence of preconceived ideas of composition or subject.

 

Having exhibited his works internationally and having established a network of private collectors that spans from Italy to New York, Daskaltsis’ works have been well received by a wide audience. When exhibiting his works which are named by the date of their creation, the artist encourages the viewer to explore the relationship between the work and their own memories and associations. The works provoke a dispute over the ability to see and identify, in the artist’s words, this experience forms an “imitation of perception.”

Christo Daskaltstsis

0520-01, 2020

Oil on aluminium

120 x 160 cm

Selected Works

Christo Daskaltstsis

0420-02, 2020

Oil on aluminium

90 x 130 cm

Christo Daskaltstsis

0620-01, 2020

Oil on aluminium

120 x 160 cm

Christo Daskaltstsis

0420-01, 2020

Oil on aluminium

100 x 150 cm

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