Thursday May 10th, Guy Hepner and the Tax Collection are pleased to present the first US solo exhibition of Belgium-born artist Dimitri Likissas, entitled ‘Pointillism Revisited’, running in New York City from May 10th to June 22nd.
Dimitri’s work stems from a long tradition of using distinct dots of color in art, which the viewer’s mind blends together to create the final image. Playing with chromatic tonality and the dissection of visual planes, Dimitri creates works that seem to move and undulate within the canvas as if attempting to escape their two dimensional confines.
While the dots work together in harmony to create the image, their circular nature acts in opposition to his square or rectangular canvases, reminding us of the basic elements of life and how atoms are in a constant movement – propelling against each other – creating matter itself.
Having studied the works of the original Pointillist masters, such as Georges Seurat and Henri Edmond-Cross, as well as pop artists like Roy Lichtenstein and Keith Haring, Likissas gives us a fresh interpretation on the usage of dots in painting.
While having been painting and experimenting with dots and color for over 20 years, his body of work has maintained the same technical and stylistic approach over all these years while the content has developed as he has moved through different countries and life events.
The TAX Collection is New York based, multi-modal creative platform acting as a catalyst for emerging and established artists. Guy Hepner first collaborated with The TAX Collection in 2016 with their group exhibition ‘Ephemeral’. Since then, they have presented six successful exhibitions and are pleased to work together in 2018 with a curatorial residency consisting of seven total exhibitions.
Please join us for the opening reception on May 10th. There will be a press and collectors preview from 6pm in the presence of the artist; followed by an general opening at 7pm. Guy Hepner is pleased to offer several new paintings available for sale. Inquire via phone or email to receive further details.