12 December 2018 until 04 February 2019
The retrospective exhibition at the Byzantine and Christian Museum presents a selective overview of the painter career (1966-2017).
The twenty one works on display reflect the artist’s lesson of byzantine and post-byzantine art and reveal his personal interest for the Macedonian School which Balogiannis translated with bright and intensive colours. Gregoris Balogiannis introduced new iconographic themes as the Christ Creator of the World and the Virgin of Tenderness.
In addition to this representative choice of paintings a biographical documentary film by Christos Contantopoulos is screened.
Gregoris Balogiannis born in 1938 in Trikokkia near Grevena, was educated at Grevena orphanage and later at Papafeion Orphanage in Thessaloniki. In the years 1963-1965 he studied hagiography at the School of Fine Arts in Athens and graduated with distinction on frescoes and icons.
He worked on icon and fresco, painting several Greek churches as for example the Church of Saint Nikolaos Patission (Athens) with the artist Fotis Kontoglou in the years 1963-1965 and the Church of the Dormition of the Virgin in Voula (Athens) with the artist Kostas Georgakopouolos.
Photos: Nikos Mylonas