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Vailakis Zacharias (Charis)
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39 Χ 53 cm
Vailakis Zacharias (Charis)

ACADEMIC STUDIES: Architectural Engineering, National (Metsovian) Technical University of Athens

“I’ve been painting for as long as I can remember. Moreover, when I started working as an architect painting became an indispensable complementary element to my work. I wanted to rescue the old buildings of Heraklion, which were being demolished to make way for new apartment buildings. And since there were quite a lot of them, I had to step up my painting hoping that my efforts would help preserve the memories. This, however, made me love painting as much as I love my profession. Progressively, I became interested in more themes: landscapes, still lives, seascapes, and abandoned settlements that I had come across while travelling in Crete and the rest of Greece. My painting is figurative with abstract elements and I mainly use watercolours and acrylic paints”
He has held 6 solo exhibitions and taken part in 4 group exhibitions in Athens, Rethymnon and Heraklion.
A certain number of his works are found in the Heraklion Municipal Art Gallery, the Heraklion Museum of Visual Arts, the Art Gallery of the Municipality of Viannos, and in several private collections in Greece and abroad (Canada, Sweden, England).
Numbered copies of his works have been issued by Mikros Naftilos editions (series “Cretan Painters”)

1981 Basilica of St. Mark, Heraklion.
1983 “Heraklion Art Gallery”.
1986 “Heraklion Art Gallery”.
1990 “Ariadni art gallery”, Heraklion.
2000 ANDROGEO Municipal Hall.
2005 “Ariadni art gallery”, Heraklion.
2008 Basilica of St. Mark, Heraklion.

1986 Ora art gallery, Athens.
1988 Dimito art gallery, Rethymnon.
1998 Technical Chamber, Rethymnon.
2018 ActaρικART Exhibition organised by the Municipality of Heraklion.

Artist's artworks