to Pieces", 1992
Oil on canvas, 116Χ89 cm.
Inv. No.: P-76
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
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
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.
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.
Reflections upon Greek Contemporary Painting, The Cangelaris