Sunday, December 22, 2013

mother's mother 40x30cm

This is the 3rd derivative of "Demeter - mother earth 35x35cm", although closer to "mother 35x35cm". It depicts my mother's mother Eleni Kiamili in front of her elevated house at the seafront gazing at the sky; seeking the signs that she finds that tell her what the weather is going to be like in the seasons to come... [A.R.]

Thursday, December 19, 2013

mother 35x35cm

This is the 2nd derivative of "Demeter - mother earth 35x35cm", the idea is to create further derivatives until I feel satisfied that every aspect is covered. I tried this approach also with the "old lady night 30x60cm", with a series of four. Lets see how this turns out... [A.R.]

EXHIBITION gallery apothiki

In this exhibition from the 14th till the 27th Dec 2013 in Athens, I'm participating with the paintings "lighthouse door 50x50cm", "bathed in light 40x30cm" and "Norse 60x60cm".

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Demeter - mother earth 35x35cm

Η Δήμητρα (Δημήτηρ στα αρχαία), στην ελληνική μυθολογία, ήταν η θεά της καλλιέργειας (δηλαδή της γεωργίας), αλλά και της ελεύθερης βλάστησης, του εδάφους και της γονιμότητας αυτού. Κατά συνέπεια θεωρείτο και προστάτιδα του γάμου και της μητρότητας των ανθρώπων. Ήταν Ολύμπια (κύρια) θεότητα.

Το όνομά της προέρχεται από το Δη (δωρικό τύπο του Γη) και το μήτηρ και σημαίνει μητέρα γη. [Α.Ρ.]

Demeter (Δήμητρα or Δημήτηρ in Greek) was in ancient Greek mythology, the goddess of cultivation i.e. agriculture, but also of the free vegetation, of the soil and of the fertility. As a consequence she was also considered the protector of marriage and of the motherhood of people. She was an Olympian (main) deity.

The name comes from the De (Δη) (Dorian version of the word Earth) and the meter (μήτηρ = mother) and means mother earth. [A.R.]

Thursday, December 5, 2013



When:  December 14th at 06:00pm until December 24th at 08:00pm

Where: Via delle Botteghelle 42, Salerno

I'm participating with the paintings "the dead village behind the wall 50x70cm", "girl with coat (2) 60x60cm".


The title of the exhibition is inspired by the concept of empathy (empatia), German Einfühlung, a term coined by the philosopher R.Vischer as the ability to get in tune with each other, as sharers of each others moods, leaving aside sympathy and antipathy, trying to relate to others with empathy. So in the arts one can speak of aesthetic sympathy, or feeling, not otherwise defined, you feel in front of a work of art. The work is perceived as beyond meaning, beyond the technical, as pure visual spontaneous participation, which creates a sense of well being and inner vision.

Free admission
Opening Saturday, December 14th at 06:00pm

Via delle Botteghelle 42, Salerno

Gabi Domenig with expressionist paintings - Anastasia Rapantzikou-Saliari with her veiled 
paintings, of inner inspiration - Maria Irene Vairo with inspiration drawn from the natural geometry - Anna de Rosa with realistic figurative art made with the technique of recycling - the floral Antonia Calabrese Artworks - photography pop Leticia Maranhao de Sa, the 'informal Elena Ferro - the rugged landscape of Flora Malaspina.

The exhibition has mainly popular character.

Maria Irene Vairo - EMPATIA 

Monday, December 2, 2013

Nord-Ostsee-Kanal view from Gut Warleberg Obstcafé (Kiel) 70x50cm

It was summertime in northern Germany (yes summertime exists there too, although not many people know that, lol) we were together with a couple of very good friends in Kiel. They took us for coffee and cake to a Obstcafé over-viewing the Nord-Ostsee-Kanal (Gut Warleberg Obstcafé) not only was the range of the berry and cherry cakes divine but also there was room for the kids and the view was incredible. This view inspired this painting, which in the gloomy darkness of Hamburgs early winter I felt the urge to paint. [A.R.]