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Jannis Varelas

Jannis Varelas (b. 1977) lives between Athens, Vienna and Los Angeles. Recent solo shows: The Breeder (forthcoming 2020); Anima I, Benaki Museum, Athens, (2019); Monster, Onassis Cultural Centre, Athens (2017).

Red Fields

Jannis Varelas
2020
Oil, acrylic, pastel, gesso on canvas
250 x 250 cm / 98 1/2 x 98 1/2 in
$ 32,500

The Maroons

Jannis Varelas,
2020
Oil, acrylic, pastel, gesso on canvas
250 x 280 cm / 98 1/2 x 110 in
$ 35,400

Sailor and Leopard

Jannis Varelas
2019
Oil, oil stick, acrylic ink, gesso on canvas
250 x 210 cm / 98 1/2 x 82 3/5 in
$ 28,000

Mao the Cat

Jannis Varelas
2017
Oil stick, oil, acrylic, acrylic ink, UV ink, pastel, gesso on canvas
200 x 200 cm / 78 7/10 x 78 7/10 in
$ 25,000

Jungle Walk

Jannis Varelas
2017
Oil, oil stick, acrylic, permanent marker, pastel, crayon, gesso on canvas
210 x 240 cm / 82 7/10 x 94 1/2 in
$ 28,000

The Breeder presents an eclectic selection of paintings by Jannis Varelas with each work epitomizing a different period of the artist’s ouvre.
In his work Varelas explores the concepts of identity and alterity, iconophilia and iconoclasm, sameness and difference, the normal and the abnormal, impulse and repulsion, melancholy and ecstasy, the binary and the multiple gender. His practice is best approached as a phychosexual and cultural anthropology of the contemporary.

Tutti Frutti

Jannis Varelas
2017
Oil, oilstick, acrylic, tempera, ink, pastel, guesso on canvas
250 x 250 cm / 98 1/2 x 98 1/2 in
$ 32,500

Red Truck Blue Lights / New Flag for a New Country

Jannis Varelas
2015
Guesso, oil, oistick, acrylic, permanent marker on canvas
300 x 370 cm / 118 x 145 1/2 in
$ 45,000

Untitled

Jannis Varelas
2016
Mixed media on canvas
210 x 240 cm / 82 7/10 x 94 1/2 in
$ 28,000

Little Bear

Jannis Varelas
2019
Oil, oil stick, acrylic ink, gesso on canvas
250 x 210 cm / 98 1/2 x 82 3/5 in
$ 28,000

Untitled

Jannis Varelas
2007
Mixed media on paper, framed
240 x 150 cm / 94 1/2 x 59 1/16 in
$ 30,000

The Breeder

The Breeder gallery was founded in 2002 by George Vamvakidis and Stathis Panagoulis. It developed organically from The Breeder magazine that started in 2000, out of the need to build an artistic dialogue between Athens and the world. Over the past eighteen years, The Breeder gallery has been a pioneer in the development of the contemporary art scene in Athens.

Contact The Breeder / Nadia Gerazouni +30 694 464 6800 (Whatsapp)