Panayotis D. Cangelaris - Greek Diplomat and Collector



"Torn to Pieces" by Dimitrios Ratsikas 

"Torn to Pieces", 1992
By Dimitrios Ratsikas (1946)
Oil on canvas, 116Χ89 cm.
Inv. No.: P-76


Born at Krya of Ioannina (Epirus), Dimitrios Ratsikas studied painting at the School of Fine Arts, Athens (1964-1970) with Nicos Nicolaou and Yannis Moralis.  He continued his studies at the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris, where he specialized in fresco, textile, vitraux and lithography (1973-1979) with Gustave Singier and Riccardo Licata.  Followed studies on plastic arts at the Sorbonne University Paris I (1980-1986), where he got his PhD in Esthetics.  He had his first solo exhibition at Metsovo (Epirus) in 1978.  However, since 1975 he participated to group shows.  Other one-man and group exhibitions followed in Greece and abroad.  He was awarded with honour laudation at the "Salon International - Paris-Sud" (1975) and with a silver medal at the "Salon 78" (1978).  Also, he got 1st Prize at the poster contest "Epirotica 76" (1976), as well as for painting from the Hellenic Ministry of Culture (1979).  He taught design at the Vakalo School (1971-1973) and from 1982 to 1987 he worked at the Research Laboratory for Psychophysiology and Psychophysic of Vision of the Esthetics Institute of the Sorbonne University.  His work is characterized by an irrational and distorted expressionism, which enlists him in the wider area of neo-expressionism.  He lives and works in Paris.

P.D.Cangelaris, Reflections upon Greek Contemporary Painting, The Cangelaris Collection, vol.2, Athens 1999








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