Dimitri Likissas

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Artist's Statement 
To me, my art is very simple, yet very difficult in a sense. My work starts from a simple idea, but the key is that it must have struck me. My head is like a keyhole where only certain keys will fit in. Those certain keys are particular images that have those certain criterias to open those locks to energies.

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    Dimitri Likissas

    Artist's Statement 
To me, my art is very simple, yet very difficult in a sense. My work starts from a simple idea, but the key is that it must have struck me. My head is like a keyhole where only certain keys will fit in. Those certain keys are particular images that have those certain criterias to open those locks to energies. Noticeable is my dot pattern. I call them Power Dots. When you stand in front of them, I feel the power transcend out of them. They are not merely dots placed on a flat. They are always placed in the same fashion. There is a pattern. I am just imagining how different it would be to do squares, to me that is awfull. So closed up, 4 corners. no way out. Locked in. In contrast the dots or circles are a free movement, joyous. My images are simple and almost iconical, I hardly use light/shading techniques on paintings, I am not into 3d or close to realism stuff. I mentioned iconal. My works have to be instantly seen of as what they are. This is where my simplicity and difficulty challenge comes in. How to get this all together so it fits in the keyhole to unlock.

     

    Background 
My art career really started out from a very young age. My dad was a tinkerer (and still is) and was always his studio help holding a piece of bronze he was welding or soldering, making stuff in plaster, experimenting with molds etc. I have always been interested in graphic images that strike me. For instance my brother once made a huge wall covering for a nightclub, it was the very well known face of Marilyn Monroe a la Warhol style. Just being involved in it, it felt like a bold movement. That energy is always present when I am painting. In high school I was asked by many to paint on their jeans jackets and pants. Before I knew, I started making good money by painting with a brush, with textile paint, commissioned works. So, I have been artistically busy from a very young age.

     

    Exhibitions

    Arts In the Plaza, at Porto Cupecoy, St. Maarten, 2010

    Annother Art Galerie, Aartselaar, Antwerp, Belgium, 2006

    Maison d' Art Galerie, Amersfoort, The Netherlands, 2006

    Lombardia, Vegetarian Restaurant, Antwerp, Belgium, 2005

    Zwanikken & Snow Attorneys, permanent exhibition, St. Maarten, Netherlands Antilles, 2005

    The Omega Galerie, Antwerp, Belgium, (Solo), 2005

    Citrus Restaurant, Cupecoy St. Maarten, Netherlands Antilles, 2003

    Dimitrios Art Gallery, Grand Case, St. Martin, F.W.I., 2003

    Office du Tourisme, Marigot, St. Martin, F.W.I., 2002

    The Daily Herald Newspaper, permanent exhibition, St. Maarten, Netherlands Antilles, 2002

    Mimondo Kunstgalerie, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, 2002

    St. Maarten Academy, permanent mural installation, St. Maarten, Netherlands Antilles, 2001

    Artipico Galerie, Schiedam, The Netherlands, 2001

    ABN AMRO Bank, St. Maarten, Netherlands Antilles (Solo), 2000

    "Mois de la Peinture", Cultural Center Grand Case, St. Martin, F.W.I., 2000

     

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