Yiannis Adamakis

YIANNIS ADAMAKIS was born in 1959 in Piraeus, Greece. He has presented his work in 31 private and many group exhibitions in Greece, Belgium, Cyprus, Germany, France, Poland, Turkey and Russia.

He also took part in the following international art fairs: ART ATHINA (Athens, Greece,1994, 1998), ART  JONCTION (Nice, France, 1997), LINEART (Gent, Belgium, 2000) and ART PARIS (Paris, France, 2004).

Yiannis Adamakis work

I travel, I expect, I wander.
The destination, a promise.
I arrive in the city.
Streets, smells, wishes.
Presence of people. Traces recent, past, hidden, forgotten.
Traces humble, majestic, imposing, glittering, shiny, trivial, ineffective.
I get lost, choose contradictory routes, hide in the crowd, stop at the red light. I claim my privacy. I feel invisible, light. I wash away my ideas.
I am dazzled by the lights of the stage. I change roles.
I get excited at the possibility of a chance meeting.
Then I get tired.
I regress to the loneliness of my daily life. I return to plans that didn’t work out, to illusory promises, to events, plans, aspirations. I wander again in familiar spaces, I don’t stumble over furniture, I record experiences, I record images, I relive my thoughts.

Yiannis Adamakis