Taxiarchis Mermiris

Selected Works

BIO

Taxiarchis Mermiris studied Visual Communication, painting and drawing. Since 2008 he has participated in group and solo exhibitions both in Athens and London. Mermiris’ work provides caustic social criticism striking humorous chords, while simultaneously creating sinister and ominous undertones. Fears and vices, derived from the perplex irrationality of human nature are exploited and exposed. Most of the messages are implicit, though the work itself is quite audacious and provocative. Intricate linear technique meets bold brushstrokes. Ιn most of his work, he benefits from the absolute freedom and stability offered by ink, in order to act freely, to communicate his thoughts directly and to create complex compositions seamlessly. He follows the same philosophy in color, which allows him to experiment more, maintaining his characteristic identity. One therefore distinguishes between two techniques (ink and color), which might be different in terms of the creative process, but are otherwise interrelated and which help the artist to develop and bring out his work.

Solo exhibition

2016 Vicious Circle, The Blender Gallery, Athens Greece
2014 Homo Stultus, The Blender Gallery, Athens Greece

Group Exhibitions

2018 Printed, The Blender Gallery, Athens Greece
45 x 45, The Blender Gallery, Athens Greece