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Vassilis Solidakis /Βασίλης Σολιδάκης, 1948 | Figurative Expressionist painter





Βασίλης Σολιδάκης was born in Sitia of the Island of Crete, Greece. He boasts to be an 'Eteocris', who is considered to be the indigenous people of Crete with roots in the Minoan period. Solidakis received training in painting since 1968 and continued his studies in the period 1973-1985 with Dimitris Perdikidis in Madrid, Spain. He had his first solo exhibition in 1978 in Athens. More one-man and group shows followed in Greece and abroad.









Solidakis’ art could be defined as figurative expressionism. Solidakis is an epic artist with a developed sensitivity and philosophical trends. He faces painting not only as a field of research, but also as a field of recording and development of life and its various vantage points. His work shows us the path of the artist from Matter in Idea, inviting us to travel to the vast unknown worlds of Being and delivering our own theory. Vassilis Solidakis lives and works in Athens.












Solidakis has presented the following personal exhibitions:
  • Sylloges Art Gallery, Athens (1978);
  • Stavrakakis Art Gallery, Heraklio, Crete (1979);
  • Contemporary Art Group, Athens (1981);
  • Stavrakakis Art Gallery, Heraklio, Crete (1981);
  • Contemporary Art Group, Athens (1982);
  • Antinor Gallery, Athens (1985);
  • Anemos Gallery, Kifissia, Athens (1986);
  • Stavrakis Art Gallery, Heraklio, Crete (1988);
  • Titanium Art Gallery, Athens (1990);
  • Adyto Art Space, Halandri, Athens (1991);
  • Koules Castle, Heraklio, Crete (1993);
  • Municipal Multicenter of Sitia, Crete (1995);
  • Titanium Art Gallery, Athens (1996).
He has also taken part in the following group exhibitions:
  • Municipal Gallery of Piraeus, Piraeus (1976);
  • Panhellenic Visual Arts Exhibition, Piraeus Port Authority, Piraeus (1987);
  • 1st Pancretan Exhibition of New Artists, Heraklio, Crete (1987);
  • Polymorphy #1, Engonopoulos Gallery, Athens (1988);
  • Ode to the Summer, F Gallery, Athens (1988);
  • Polymorphy #4, Freedom Park Cultural Center, Athens (1988); International Symposium, Aeolos Gallery, Kifissia, Athens (1989);
  • Titanium Art Gallery, Athens (1989);
  • Trito Mati Gallery, Athens (1989);
  • A Valentine for Martha, Sotheby's, New York (1990);
  • Adyto Art Space, Athens (1990);
  • Antinor Gallery, Athens (1991);
  • Ecotopia III, Municipal Gallery of Neo Psychiko, Athens (1991); 
  • Ecotopia IV, Municipal Gallery of Old Phalero, Athens (1991);
  • Ersi's Gallery, Athens (1992);
  • Ecotopia V, Municipal Gallery of Kalamata, Athens (1992);
  • Karna Diary, Titanium Art Gallery, Athens (1994);
  • Maria Papadopoulou Gallery, Athens (1994);
  • Painting U-Topia, Amargi Art Center, Athens (1996);
  • Titanium Art Gallery, Athens (1996).









































Il pittore Greco Vassilis Solidakis è nato nella isola della Creta. Nel 1973 si recò in Spagna dove seguì degli studi liberi con il pittore Dimitris Perdikidis. Crea delle opere con la tecnica mista e costruzioni che rappresentano le sue ricerche filosofiche. Il suo lavoro è considerato espressionismo descrittivo.
Ha presentato le sue opere nelle esposizioni individuali -Collezione 1978; -Stavrakakis Iraklio 1979, 1981, 1988; -Gruppo di Arte Contemporanea 1981, 1982; -Antinor 1985; -Vento 1986; -Titanium 1990, 1996; -Adito 1991; -Koules Iraklio 1993; -Multicentro del Comune di Sitia 1995 ed in quelle collettive.
Si è occupato occasionalmente del fumetto, della scenografia ed ha illustrato le copertine per delle raccolte poetiche.
È membro dell’EETE. Vive e lavora ad Atene.