Alkis Boutlis

 ( 1978, Thessalonique)

Born in 1978 in Thessaloniki, Greece
Lives and works in Thessaloniki, Greece

Education

1997-2002
Fine Arts School of Saint-Etienne, France

2004
Master Fine Art, Norwich School of Art & Design, United-Kingdom
Boutlis studied old master paintings and turned them into a subtle mash-up. He took up the techniques of icon painting and of 15th-century painting, meticulously making oils on wood, using fine brushes, magnifying glasses, the formats of Vermeer, taking inspiration from Vélazquez. He also took up the old technique of the cliché verre (glass negative), drawing on a sheet of glass and then placing it on photosensitive paper in order to make a print. By using this very early reproduction technique, he has integrated within the very structure of his images something that haunts contemporary painting: a kind of cinematographic discomfort.

J. Emil Sennewald
Group shows at Ceysson Gallery
Animals : intimates works, Paris
December 15, 2016 - February 04, 2017

Guerre(s), Paris
December 18, 2019 - February 01, 2020


Solo Shows

2015
Lettres à Sibylla, Galerie Suzanne Tarasieve, Paris, France

2011
Drawing Now, salon du dessin contemporain, Galerie Suzanne Tarasieve, Paris, France

2008
Vortex, Galerie Suzanne Tarasieve, Paris, France

2007
Art Athina 2007, Galerie Suzanne Tarasieve, Athens, Greece

2002
Œuvres sur Papier, Château de Veaunes, Veaunes, France

2000
Galerie Zita-Mi, Thessaloniki, Greece

Group Shows

2016
Animaux : œuvres intimes, Galerie Bernard Ceysson, Paris, France
Bruxelles-Les rendez-vous de la Galerie Suzanne Tarasieve #01, Hangar H18, Brussels, Belgium
Art Cologne, Galerie SuzanneTarasieve, Cologne, Germany

2015
Ein Baum ist ein Baum ist ein Baum…, Beck & Eggeling, Düsseldorf, Germany

2014
Vanitas, Contemporary Reflections on Love and Death from the Collection of Stéphane Janssen, Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, USA
Art Brussels, Galerie Suzanne Tarasieve, Brussels, Belgium
Art Cologne, Galerie Suzanne Tarasieve, Cologne, Germany

2013
3 days in paris, Galerie Suzanne Tarasieve, Paris, France
Drawing Now Paris, Galerie Suzanne Tarasieve, Carrousel du Louvre, Paris, France
Art Cologne, Galerie Suzanne Tarasieve, Cologne, Germany

2012
La belle peinture est derrière nous, Le Lieu Unique, Nantes, France (curated by Eva Hober)
Beautiful painting is behind us, Maribor Art Gallery, Maribor, Slovenia
Ein Augenblick, Beck & Eggeling, Dusseldorf, Germany
Renaissance Reloaded, Beck & Eggeling, Dusseldorf, Germany

2011
Visions Extraodinaires, galerie Sollertis, Toulouse, France
La belle peinture est derrière nous, Ankara, Cankaya Art center, Turkey

2010
La belle peinture est derrière nous / Antrepo n° 5, Istanbul, exhibition organised by the French Institut of Turkey
Olbricht Collection / Lebenslust & Totentanz, Kunsthalle Krems, Austria
Swab 2010, Galerie Suzanne Tarasieve, Barcelona, Spain
Art Brussels 2010, Galerie Suzanne Tarasieve, Brussels, Belgium

2009
The Beautiful is the First Degree of the Terrible, State Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki, Greece

2007
Jetzt, Beck & Eggeling, Dusseldorf, Germany
Heterotopias, First contemporary Art biennale of Thessaloniki, Greece

2006
auf Papier, Galerie Michael haas, Berlin, Germany
Khaos, Gana Art Center, Seoul, South Korea
Métamorphoses, Galerie Suzanne Tarasieve, Paris, France

2005
Animalités, Maison des Arts Georges Pompidou, Cajarc, France

2004
MA04, Norwich School of Art & Design, United Kingdom

2003
Données personnelles sensibles, French Institute of Thessaloniki, Greece
Édition Spéciale, Galerie Suzanne Tarasieve, Paris, France

2002
Ecomusée des Bruneaux, Firminy, France
Sortie de secours, L'Usine (Comedie de Saint-Etienne), Saint-Etienne, France
La nuit de la vidéo, Le Magasin, Grenoble, France

2000
Concerves 2000, Athens, Greece

1999
Art Athina 7`99, Athens, Greece
Bibliography

2015
 Lettres à Sibylla  Galerie Suzanne Tarasieve, Paris, France (texts by Serge Legat and Jens Emil Sennewald)
 Alkis Boutlis - Lettre à Sibylla, Laurent Boudier, Télérama, n° 3429, 30 Sept. 2015

2012
 Ein Augenblick  Beck & Eggeling, Dusseldorf, Germany (text by Apostolos Palavrakis)
 Renaissance Reloaded  Beck & Eggeling, Dusseldorf, Germany

2010
 Olbricht Collection / Lebenslust & Totentanz  Kunsthalle Krems, Austria

2009 Fixstern, 100 Jahre Kunst auf Papier, Adolf Menzel bis Kiki Smith  Wien and, Cologne, Germany (texte de Caroline Flosdorff)
 The Beautiful is the First Degree of the Terrible  State Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessalonique, Greece

2008
 Alkis Boutlis - Vortex  text by Jens Emil Sennewald, Galerie Suzanne Tarasieve, Paris, France

2007
 Heterotopias  First contemporary art biennale of Thessaloniki, Greece
 Jetzt  Beck & Eggeling, Dusseldorf, Germany
Lamono Magasine, Barcelona, Spain
 El triunfo del lienzo Barcelona  El Paìs, Roberta Bosco, 13 May 2007, Spain

2006
 Je rêvais d'un autre monde  Art Press, Anne Malherbe, France
 Métamorphoses  Galerie Suzanne Tarasieve, Paris, France
 auf Papier  Galerie Michael Haas, Berlin, Germany
 Khaos  Gana Art Center, Seoul, South-Korea

2005
Particules, Dec 2005 - Jan 2006

2003
 spécial mécanique  Peau de lapin, Feb 2006, France
 Travaux sur papier  Le Monde, Philippe Dagen, 9 May 2003, Paris, France

Animaux : œuvres intimes

La Gazette Drouot - Lydia Harambourg

January 12, 2017


Animaux : oeuvres intimes

Animaux : oeuvres intimes

December 22, 2016