DEMETRIUS MANOUSELIS

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Garnering Images

May 4 - June 2, 2019

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Artist Statement

My paintings are of a modernist minimalist aesthetic that explore the possibilities of linear composition with an expressionist affect. The subject matter is linear geometric spatial compositions that are self-referential. There is no thematic narrative, particular theme or subject. The lines, the texture, colors (or their absence) are the content and "meaning” of the painting.

My paintings have some formal characteristics: transitions of color, juxtapositions of curved forms next to straight lines, contrasts of hard/soft. The paintings are architectonic in appearance softened by painterly gestures and painterly mannerisms.
I do not search for anything in the work that I do.
I don’t believe in metaphysics. Nothing that comes from “above”.
The pleasure is in the act of making the artwork. I hope that my work gives aesthetic pleasure and inspiration.

I work alone. I do not exploit anyone’s labor. I do not create surplus value. The painter creates for his/her pleasure not for profit. If the artist profits materially from his/her work, so be it, it is not the primary motive. The artist may enter commodity relations, it’s part of the process of exchange with an audience.

The painter is not a genius. He/she is not adept at what he/she does. Painting is not a grand gesture. It is a process and a discovery. It’s play. The painter creates aesthetic joy. Joy in the beautiful or not so beautiful.

The painter is not / should not be a moralist. He/she may comment on various events. The artist is not better than others. He/she does not possess loftier ideas. The artwork is an end in itself. The artist does not have a world historical role. Events will take their course regardless of what he/she does.
Artists may not be of great character.
Artists are often capricious, peculiar, idiosyncratic, ill-tempered and ill-mannered.
The artist aspires to become a better more useful person to others and society at large.


The artist thanks Mr. John Kalafatis for the many years of appreciation, friendship and continued support, Mrs. Eva Hatzaki, Mr. Andreas Kokkodis, Mr. Jeffrey Leder, Frances Stamatiades.

Reception for the Artist: Saturday, May 4th, 5-7pm

 

Demetrius Manouselis

Education
1977 - Bachelor of Design. Queensborough Community College, N.Y.
1978-'79 - City College of New York. School of Architecture.
1981 - Bachelor of Architecture. Pratt Institute, N.Y.
Licensed Architect in New York State.
Exhibitions
2018 - The Other Art Fair, Brooklyn , N.Y.
2017 - “On Paper”. Group Show at Paris Koh Fine Arts, NYC
2016 - Jeffrey Leder Gallery, LIC NY
2015 - Gold Coast Art Center, Great Neck, N.Y. “Abstract Architecture”. 5 Artists Show
2014 - Jeffrey Leder Gallery, L.I.City – Group Show “International Painting NYC III”
2012 - Jeffrey Leder Gallery, L.I.City – Group Shows
Jeffrey Leder Gallery, L.I.City - Solo Show, April 2012.
Kouros Gallery – “The Other Greece” - Group Show
2011
 - Jeffrey Leder Gallery, L.I.City – “Made in Long Island City” Group Show
Jeffrey Leder Gallery, L.I.City – “Grid / Pattern” Group Show
2010 - Jeffrey Leder Gallery, L.I.City – Group Show
Kouros Gallery, NYC – “Pathways & Digressions”. Solo Show
Clover’s Fine Art – “Art Constructions”. Group Show
Tenri Cultural Center of New York: Group Show
Demetrius Manouselis / Martin Mullin / Barbara Thomas
Bayside Historical Society – Group Exhibition. Won 2nd Prize.
2009 - Kouros Gallery, NYC – Group Exhibition
Exhibitions
2007 - “Hell Gate Social” – Long Island City – Solo Show
2005 - “Propulsion” – Group Exhibition, Flushing Town Hall, N.Y.
Andre Zarre Gallery, NYC – Solo Show
2004 - Andre Zarre Gallery, NYC – Solo Show
2003 - Tenri Cultural Institute of New York, Group Exhibit
Andre Zarre Gallery, NYC – Solo Show
Long Island City Artists Open Studios Exhibit
2002 - Long Island City Artists Open Studios Exhibit
2000 - Studio B Gallery. Long Island City, N.Y.
Andre Zarre Gallery, NYC – Solo Show
Long Island City Artists Open Studios Exhibit
1998 - Guild Hall, East Hampton, N.Y. Group Exhibit.
1997 - Theater In The Park, Queens, N.Y. Group Exhibit.
Federal Building, Jamaica, N.Y. Group Exhibit
1996 - House Gallery. Long Island City, N.Y.
1990 - Hellenic Institute, Astoria, N.Y.
1989 - Doma Gallery, Soho, N.Y.
1988 - “Microcosmos” Exhibition Space, Long Island City, N.Y.
“Acroama”, Astoria, N.Y.
1986 - Storefront for Art & Architecture, Soho, N.Y.
South Korea DMZ Exhibition
1984 - Storefront for Art & Architecture, Soho, N.Y.
Garden Of Eden Exhibition
Teaching
1985 - 1987 LaGuardia Community College, Elmhurst, N.Y.
Private Collections
Takis & Eric Efstathiou, John Kalafatis, Manos Mathioudakis, Onjin Min, Laurie Myers, Monica Markovits, Amalia Bournias, Dimitris
Tringas, Emmanuel & Connie Vickers, Andreas Kokkodis, Jane Johnson, Anya Trojnar, Hilda Longinotti, Ernest / Dolores Vogliano,
Jeffrey Leder, Walter Radtke/Vanessa Scagliano, James Kennedy.
Publications
Architectural Interior Projects and Art Reviews featured in: Interior Design, Nightlife Magazine, Visual Merchandise & Store Design
Shop Magazine, The Greek-American, Proini Daily, The Greek National Herald, “Eseis” Monthly Magazine, newyorkarts magazine /
berlinkunst
 

About Mosaic Artspace

Mosaic ArtSpace (MAS) is a multi-discipline art venue that aspires to showcase and promote various artistic endeavors with outreach to painters, sculptors, musicians, video, performance, installation artists. 
MAS hosts the artwork of local artists and artists from the NY Metropolitan area and other cities.
MAS seeks to create a dialogue with issues of contemporary art practices to encourage, support and expand creativity and self-expression. To create an environment in which the arts flourish and enrich the quality of life.
 

Contact

 
Showing by appointment
49-28 31st Place, Long Island City, NY 11101
T: 888.MOSAIC2