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Life and Work

Nikos Aslanidis © Beck & Eggeling

In his oil paintings, Nikos Aslanidis works almost exclusively with the motif of the human figure. He transforms the classical genre of the portrait in all of its possible facets and formats. His situations are rarely clearly defined by a description of space or the suggestion of objects. Rather, the figures remain in a certain state of vagueness, giving the viewer a feeling of unease.

Born in 1980 in Giannitsa, Greece, the artist follows an intuitive process in the production of his work. His portraits show figures composed of fragments of images and memories. Characterizations, actions, and attributes are constantly rethought, discarded and revised. One can recognize this process within the images themselves. The figures appear in an ambiguous state. Time, movement, and space flow into each other. Whether this is a state of dissolution or becoming remains unclear. And this is precisely the secret Aslanidis’ paintings use to captivate their viewers.
Nikos Aslanidis studied from 1999 to 2004 at the Institute of Fine and Applied Arts, Aristotle University Thessaloniki, and was a guest lecturer at the same from 2010 to 2011. He lives and works in Thessaloniki, Greece.

Biography

1980 born in Giannitsa, GR
1999 – 1904 Studies at the Institute of Fine and Applied Arts, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, GR
2010/11 Guest Lecturer at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, GR
lives and works in Thessaloniki, GR

Prizes and Awards

2004 2. Preis im Boutari Wettbewerb, GR
2003 Fresco and Salty Residence, Amfilochia, GR
2002 Preisträger von »Art is Up« der DESTE Foundation for Contemporary Art, Athens, GR

Works (Selection)

Nikos Aslanidis, From the Sea, 2017-18
Nikos Aslanidis, From the Sea, 2017-18
Nikos Aslanidis, Portrait of a Man, 2017, © Beck & Eggeling
Nikos Aslanidis, Portrait of a Man, 2017, © Beck & Eggeling
Nikos Aslanidis, The Fingers, 2016-17
Nikos Aslanidis, The Fingers, 2016-17
Nikos Aslanidis, The Chair, 2016-17
Nikos Aslanidis, The Chair, 2016-17
Nikos Aslanidis, The Bite, 2016-17
Nikos Aslanidis, Bearing the Arm, 2016-17
Nikos Aslanidis, The Equestrian (Alchemist), 2016
Nikos Aslanidis, The Dancer, 2015-2016, © Nikos Aslanidis
Nikos Aslanidis, The Wave, 2015-16
Nikos Aslanidis, The Gardener, 2014-2016
Nikos Aslanidis, Portrait with flower, 2013-15
Nikos Aslanidis, Figure and table, 2013-14

Solo exhibitions (selection)

2016 Nikos Aslanidis mit Gehard Demetz, Beck & Eggeling International Fine Art – COFA Contemporary, Cologne, DE
Deep Breath, Aki Gallery, Taipei, TW
The Alchemist, Beck & Eggeling International Fine Art, Dusseldorf, DE
Painting, Aki Gallery, Taipei, TW
2014 Painting, Beck & Eggeling International Fine Art, Dusseldorf, DE
2013 Recent Works, Donopoulos International Fine Art Gallery, Thessaloniki, GR
Nikos Aslanidis, Kunstverein Schwetzingen, Schwetzingen, DE
2009 a hypercritical incident, Donopoulos International Fine Art Gallery, Thessaloniki, GR

Group exhibitions (selection)

2017 Re:Imagining Europe, BOX Freiraum, Berlin, DE
2015 Ein Baum ist ein Baum ist ein Baum..., Beck & Eggeling International Fine Art, Dusseldorf, DE
2014 Painting Today, Vogiatzoglou Museum, Athens, GR
2013 Figuration, Donopoulos International Fine Art, Thessaloniki, GR
2012 Ein Augenblick. Vier junge griechische Künstler, Beck & Eggeling, Dusseldorf, DE
2011 aNiMaL, Donopoulos International Fine Art Gallery, Thessaloniki, GR
Works on paper, Donopoulos International Fine Art Gallery, Thessaloniki, GR
2010 Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, Elika Gallery, Athens, GR
2008 ArtMart 2, Künstlerhaus Wien, Vienna, AT
The Aris Stoidis Collection, Artforum Vilka Gallery, Thessaloniki, GR
2007 Co-existence, Zina Athanassiadou Gallery, Thessaloniki, GR
Artmart, Künstlerhaus Wien, Vienna, AT
2006 Action field. Kodra festival of visual arts 2006, ehemalige Militärkaserne KODRA, Thessaloniki, GR
2005 Graduates exhibition, Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki, GR
Action field. Kodra festival of visual arts 2005, ehemalige Militärkaserne KODRA, Thessaloniki, GR
2004 3rd Young Artists' Biennale, Heraklion, Kreta, GR
Action field. Kodra festival of visual arts 2004, ehemalige Militärkaserne KODRA, Thessaloniki, GR
Young Artists explore the cinema, Museum of Cinematography, Thessaloniki, GR
2003 Fresco and Salty, State Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki, GR

EXHIBITIONS AT BECK & EGGELING (SELECTION)

Publications

Nikos Aslanidis. Painting

Nikos Aslanidis. Painting

  • Artist: Nikos Aslanidis
    Editor: Ute Eggeling, Michael Beck
    Text: Apostolos Palavrakis
    Design: Antonia Eggeling
  • German, English
    25 x 23 cm
    52 pages, 22 illustrations
  • Beck & Eggeling Kunstverlag, 2014
    ISBN 978-3-93091991-8
  • 18,00 €
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EIN BAUM IST EIN BAUM IST EIN BAUM...

  • Artists: Aljoscha, Magdalena Abakanowicz, Nikos Aslanidis, Georg Baselitz, Herbert Beck, Stefania Beretta, Tony Bevan, Nicole Bianchet, Karl Bohrmann, Alkis Boutlis, Joachim Brohm, Jonas Burgert, Marc Chagall, Sonia Mehra Chawla, Joachim Elzmann, Mitch Epstein, Max Ernst, Elger Esser, Ori Gersht, Wolf Hamm, Andrea C. Hoffer, Katie Holten, Leiko Ikemura, Hugó Johann, Akane Kimbara, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Paul Klee, Karin Kneffel, Oskar Kokoschka, Victor Kraus, Susanne Kühn, Desmond Lazaro, Robert Longo, Sophia Loth, Britta Lumer, Heinz Mack, August Macke, René Magritte, Hedwig Marquardt, Richard Mosse, Hartmut Neumann, Heribert C. Ottersbach, Apostolos Palavrakis, Sigmar Polke, Christian Rohlfs, Robert Schad, Ursula Schulz-Dornburg, Valentina Seidel, Emma Stibbon, Pascale Marthine Tayou, Geoff Uglow, Manolo Valdés, Christian Weihrauch, Stefan à Wengen, René Wirths, Thomas Wrede, Kailiang Yang
    Editor: Ute Eggeling, Michael Beck
    Text: Ute Eggeling, Herwig Guratzsch, Kirsten Nordahl
    Design: Beck & Eggeling (Antonia Eggeling, Martina Löhle)
  • German, English
    Softcover, 28 x 22 cm
    88 pages, 128 illustrations
  • Beck & Eggeling Kunstverlag, 2015
    ISBN 978-3-94606300-1
  • 30,00 €
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