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Alexandros Megas
Figuratively Speaking
Agora Gallery
530 West 25th StreetNew York,NY
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Mixed Media on Watercolor Paper
40" x 26" 

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    Mixed Media on Watercolor Paper
    40" x 26"
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Mixed Media on Watercolor Paper
40" x 26" 

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    Mixed Media on Watercolor Paper
    40" x 26"
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40" x 26" 

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Alexandros Megas

ALEXANDROS MEGAS

Figuratively Speaking
July 8 – July 28, 2016
Reception: Thursday, July 14, 2016 6-8 PM

Alexandros Megas’s haunting mixed-media works are a heady combination of religious iconography, mysticism, and modern-day symbolism. Megas depicts people, often in bust-length or simply from the neck up, centered in the frame like countless paintings of worship. He surrounds and overlays these main figures with images that both enrich and obscure the work’s narrative. He makes great use out of some of the most fraught symbols in human history: the hand, the wing, the naked figure, and the tree, all of which span cultures and religions in their various readings.

Megas expresses the same kind of layered mystery in his actual technique. He uses transparency and transposition to show many images at once, with an order that defies easy logic. He applies pigments with scratchy unevenness in some places, and an intensity in others. The paintings are surreal, leading the viewer down a different path at every turn.

Megas was born in Athens, Greece and today lives in New York City. He has exhibited extensively in both cities and seen his work published in several magazines, including Harper’s Bazaar, Cosmopolitan, and Computer Arts.