Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 11:00-20:00
Wednesday, Saturday: 11:00-16:00
Ikastikos Kiklos DL presents on Friday 15 March 2019 the solo exhibition «Dreamtigers» of Dimitris Mytas curated by Nina Kassianou.
Dimitris Mytas returns with a series of colour photographs, and Dreamtigers pledges to "try to re-approach what has been said already". One wonders — is this what has been said by the photographer himself?
The curator of the show, Nina Kassianou, notes: "Once again Dimitris chooses to set up a dialogue among figures and places that form part of his daily life. After his recent Hospital and its monochrome, silent, hermetic and often melancholic images, the compositions this time adopt a colour palette which is seemingly lighter, combined with a playful mood and an ambience full of narcissistic hues. But that's only seemingly, because once again Mytas is not in a state of serenity and relaxation. With his "disjointed", non-articulated images Dimitris Mytas creates a fluid, deceptively random world with unexpected changes; a world at once dreamlike and disquieting. Yet there is an invisible thread that links these images: running across the disjointed fantasy of his wanderings, among sober figures that stare boldly at the lens and the empty places around them, this thread forms and strengthens a stylistically and conceptually rigorous—medically rigorous, I would say—body of work. And while by mental association this work builds on his earlier ones, its new stylistic elements suggest that the photographer is moving on to new formal quests.
No matter what spatial context he opts for, what persons he decides to set in it and how he stages it, Mytas never abandons his autobiographic approach. Following step-by-step the photographic experience he has built over the years, he weaves, patiently and persistently, his relations with both his social and family circle and the environment in which he is called upon to live. And as all these keep changing, Dimitris builds and presents his new photographic worlds."
Dimitris Mytas was born in Greece in 1970. He lives and works as a doctor in Athens. He has been creatively engaged in photography since 1992, and continues to train himself through reading, attending photography seminars and lectures and actively participating in photographers' groups.
He has presented his work in five solo exhibitions in Athens and has participated in several group exhibitions in Greece and abroad.
He has published four photographic albums, and his works have featured in international photographic magazines.