054. GAITIS Yannis (1923-1984)

054. GAITIS Yannis (1923-1984)

‘The crowd’

Signed oil on canvas 63×100 cm

€ 7.000 – 9.000

A masterful narrative representation of the human through this idiosyncratic theatricality and strictly controlled composition delivered here with solidity and dynamism. The assemblage of the suggestive undifferentiated suffocating mass of standardized, blank-faced, massed ‘people’, the flattening and relentless uniformity and geometry is the ‘product’ of the control mechanism exercised by the modern age of uniformity and consumption. His design skill distorts and alters. The form loses its formal characteristics, it is simplified, by a need to renegotiate painting from the beginning and keep the essential. Through his composition, Gaitis keenly introduces us to the realm of a magical dystopian world where the subjugation of the individual and the loss of face due to an authoritarian mechanism refer to the masterpiece “Metropolis” by Fritz Lang.


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