by George Pastakas
ink on paper
38 x 51 cm
The Hellenic Olympic Committee commissioned George Pastakas to create works for the Lighting Ceremony, in order of the beginning of the 1992 Olympic Games in Barcelona. For that reason a series of abstract forms in motion which were used to frame the main works.
The High Priestesses series arose after a systematic study of painting on ancient vessels. The figures, elongated and with a characteristic expressive breast, a source of femininity and life, are attributed to a ritual dance.
High Priestesses III
George Pastakas He was born in Florina in 1956 and studied painting at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in London, UK. He has participated in numerous exhibitions around the world and his work can be found in public and private collections.
Reference to his work can be found in the Dictionary of Greek Artists. He works and lives in Athens. He has collaborated with Hellenic Olympic Committee, Greek Ministry of Culture and Piraeus Bank Cultural Foundation among others, and his work has been presented globally.
Pastakas’ work is mainly anthropocentric and always interwoven with the web of history. In all his exhibitions that took place either abroad, such as in Paris, Brussels and Stuttgart, or in Greece, the main theme was always based on the historical element.