Philip Tsiaras: The Return of THE SUPERDOT, A Retrospective

Philip Tsiaras - The-Return of THE SUPERDOT

Philip Tsiaras: The Return of THE SUPERDOT, A Retrospective
November 30 to December 23, 2022
Varvara Roza Galleries and The Blender Gallery
Gallery 8
8 Duke Street
St. James’s

Varvara Roza Galleries and The Blender Gallery are proud to present the second major solo exhibition in London of Philip Tsiaras: “The Return of THE SUPERDOT: A Retrospective. The retrospective exhibition will feature a historic survey of paintings by prolific international artist Philip Tsiaras, known as ‘The Greek Warhol’, and will run from November 30th to December 23rd , 2022 at Gallery 8, 8 Duke Street St. James’s, London.

Accompanying this Retrospective exhibition is a full-length, hardback book titled “The SUPERDOT”, published by Key Books. The New York-based artist will attend the invite only opening event on Wednesday November 30th.

Philip Tsiaras ‘Princess Grace’
Philip Tsiaras ‘Princess Grace’

The SUPERDOT is a series of highly detailed, colourful Dot Portraits depicting celebrated and powerful personalities from the fields of art, art, music, cinema, politics, fashion, royalty and high society. The exhibition will include Tsiaras’s new portrait of the late Princess Grace of Monaco (née Grace Kelly), which will be auctioned, unveiled and signed, at a charity gala in Monaco, by Prince Albert of Monaco on November 12th at Fairmont Monte Carlo.

Philip Tsiaras ‘Elon Musk’, 2022
Philip Tsiaras ‘Elon Musk’, 2022

The Return of THE SUPERDOT” is also a retrospective of Tsiaras’s dot-related works covering three decades of the use of the Dot, focusing on the artist’s personal obsession with the Horse as the primary subject. Tsiaras’s idiosyncratic and heroic horses traverse time and stylistic trends resulting in a mosaic of articulated sensuality and personal eccentricity. Since 1974, the award-winning artist has had over 80 solo exhibitions at prestigious galleries and institutions worldwide including exhibiting three times at the Venice Biennale and produced a ten-foot bronze sculpture on the Grand Canal entitled “Social Climber”.

Renowned Art Critic Donald Kuspit said of the artist: “Tsiaras is, above all, ‘ancient blood in a modern organism’, raised and educated in an advanced American culture; assuming that “Mediterranean” is not only a geographic connotation but also way of understanding a complicated and mutable cultural dimension.”

Philip Tsiaras - Horses Of Janus
Philip Tsiaras – Horses Of Janus

In addition, Tsiaras has received many national and international prizes, including; The American Academy Award for Poetry; The Thomas Watson Fellowship; New York State C.A.P.S grant; Two N.E.A. National Endowment Grants for Arts; nomination for the Blickle Stiftung International Photography Prize, Germany; and The Generali Assicurazioni Gold Metal Award for “Civilita” Venice.

Philip Tsiaras’s works are widely collected in corporate, private, and important museum collections including the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Fifteen books and catalogues are attributed to his work, most notably monographs published by Electa and Mondadori books, and a book of photographs entitled, “Family Album” published by Contrasto, Rome. A recent 30-year retrospective of photography entitled Philip Tsiaras SUPEREAL was published by the Museum of Photography Thessaloniki.

Philip Tsiaras ‘Binary Horse’, 2022
Philip Tsiaras ‘Binary Horse’, 2022

Tsiarias’s oeuvre covers a variety of art forms including painting, photography, ceramics, bronze, and glass sculpting. Tsiaras’s Dot technique is a unique marriage of Pop Art influences from 60s New York with art historical influences drawn from his Greek heritage Tsiaras now resides and works in New York City.

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