From 1979 to 2007, Omiros captured the stories of the divine in a sublime and pure manner onto wood, silk, cardboard resembling small portable wooden panels, and canvas that can only speak in the color of spirit. Omiros painted the iconic holy stories of the Byzantine as an artist living in the 20th and 21st Centuries, 500+ hundred years after the end of the Byzantine Empire. He developed stylistic expressions such as elongated figures that rise beyond the natural to the transcendental.Explosions of color transforming figures, movements and expressions with multi-figured compositions in vibrant celestial scapes. His figures although abstracted, dramatic and yet expressionistic, are imbued with the sensation of the holy.
For the Byzantine worshiper, their contemplation allowed for direct communication with the holy figures represented, and through the icons, an individual’s prayers were addressed directly to the petitioned saint or holy figure. Healing, good fortune, valor, strength, assistance and hope were among the requests.
For us today, Omiros with unequaled roles patristics, scholar, theologian, storyteller and spiritual pater, is able to deftly guide us on our own internal spiritual pilgrimage, where an innermost personal connection can be felt of some of the Byzantine's most worshipped icons and narrative...
11-15 Court Road
Bedford, NY 10506
DEC 15TH, 2018-
DEC 15TH, 2019
27 Westchester Av.
Pound Ridge, 10576
SEPT 15TH, 2019
In the late 50s, Omiros became fascinated by the infinite expanses of space in the universe. At this time, he called his paintings “Mon Espace Libre”: “My Free Space”.
He wondered: “what happens to perspective at the end of space?” He began to minimize and reduce the pigment in the paint in order to see. He realizes that perspective needs a concept to be perceived and when you add pigment back, the perception of perspective becomes real. But where does perspective go when you can no longer perceive it? It’s still there in space?
Thus began his quest between abstraction and figuration to see perspective in and out of space like no one has done before. At the juncture and conjuncture of space in abstraction and in figuration, he began to create his espace libre, a new scale, a new definition of surface, a new syntax of relationships among the space, pigment, edge, and figure; displacing the hierarchies of figuration with an unprecedented and powerful and fabulously intricate self-generating structure, forever extending the syntax of his pictorial language, in his “free space”.
633 Old Post Rd, Bedford, NY 10506
OCT 20TH, 2019
This exhibition, titled "Pure Abstraction" presents the artist Omiros at the final juncture and conjuncture of his "Free Space" exploration between abstraction and figuration that he began in the 50s, when he wanted to see what happens to perspective at the end of space.
In his quest, Omiros created a new scale, a new definition of surface, a new syntax of relationships among particles in space, pigment and edge, forever extending the syntax of his pictorial language in art, Figural Abstraction.
Omiros’ pure abstractions in this exhibition, are the culmination of his masterpiece. The abstractions are the very active tiny particles that exist and collide in space, which have finally become visible to him, through his exploration to see if perspective really still exists beyond the end of space.
His grasp is so strong that he can grab them from space and they allow themselves to be placed onto his canvas in their colors, and in their shapes they coalesce. From the chaos of space, they acquire virtues such as perspective, harmony, purity, simplicity and beautiful figural form.
11-15 Court Road
Bedford, NY 10506
DEC 14TH, 2019
In the mid 90s, Omiros began to travel to New York City where he settled by the end of the 90s. His ability to express became unleashed and all that inspired him, became. He continued the Byzantines, yet he painted engrossed and he started painting different periods, themes and series simultaneously, like ten artists going through time at warp speed. He painted Mythology, The Massacres, Sports, Fashion, The Four Seasons, The Masks, and The Dances to name a few, where he explored storytelling, he reveled in the folklore, in the rituals, the personification of nature and natural phenomena, the hyperbole, and the body; where he dared to portray death and suffering.
The exhibition title comes from one of the abstract images selected for the exhibit, a vast composition measuring nearly eighteen feet wide. This centerpiece of the new exhibition will hang amid an array of other stunning works depicting everything from mythology, fashion, the four seasons, to equestrians and Formula 1.