Dimitri Likissas is a visual artist known for his neo pointillism style of paintings which have the optical effect depending on viewing distance.
Playing with chromatic tonality and the dissection of visual planes, Dimitri creates works that seem to move and undulate within the canvas as if attempting to escape their two dimensional confines. While the dots work together in harmony to create the image, their circular nature acts in opposition to his square or rectangular canvases, reminding us of the basic elements of life and how atoms are in a constant movement – propelling against each other – creating matter itself.
Having studied the works of the original Pointillist masters, such as Georges Seurat and Henry Edmond-Cross, as well as pop artists like Roy Lichtenstein and Keith Haring, Likissas gives us a fresh interpretation on the usage of dots in painting.
78cm x 78cm oil enamel paint on canvas
100cm x 120cm oil enamel paint on canvas