Andreas Vlachopoulos: ”FRAGMENTA LACI” – The Lake Fragments of Chryssa Verghi

Many years have gone by since Chryssa, as a student of the School of Fine Arts, painted a Cycladic idol looking through a window at the Exarcheia of our youth. The statues returned to their natural place, went back to the muddy womb of the excavation site, and Chryssa rushed over to paint them (or to ‘write up their life’), just as in her work with the woman’s statue at Dion that I have in front of me right now. Continue reading

Marina Lambraki-Plaka: The throbbing heart of nature in Chryssa Verghi’s painting.

The stance Chryssa Verghi takes in regard to her painting has been obvious since her earliest exhibitions. In the company of other painters of her generation she has also remained faithful to the traditional values founded on the canvas, the paint-brush, and the chromatic material, oils in particular. She belongs to the last, and therefore privileged, lovers of turpentine, as they would have said in times past. Continue reading