Where Art is a Family Matter

Meet Santorini’s foremost family of artists


Santorini’s foremost family of artists, whose reputation has traveled across Greek borders, show their creations  in Assimis – Kolaitou Art Foundation, an impressive space with Cycladic elegance on the road between Fira and Pyrgos, and in a gallery located beside the Orthodox Cathedral, while a third venue, on the main road in Oia, is now open.

The father of the family is Christophoros Asimis. His paintings reflect the unique natural light of the island, which is not just where his roots lie but also a constant source of inspiration. The sculptures and jewelry of his wife Eleni Kolaitou are impressive for the complexity of their conception and their esthetic allure. Their son, Katonas Asimis, who has shown his work at the Venice Biennale, among others, explores in his recent paintings the deeper morphological-synthetic elements of Santorini’s landscape, revealing its spiritual and metaphysical force.

INFO

Tel. (+30) 22860.21.506,
(+30) 22860.23.041  
Mob. (+30) 6983.096.771  
• Private tours are arranged by appointment  
 www.ak-galleries.com


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