Chris Akordalitis (b.1989, Paphos, Cyprus) lives and works in Paphos. He received an MFA from Kunst academy in Düsseldorf, where he studied painting under Prof. Andreas Schulze and sculpture under the artist Tony Cragg. Selected solo exhibitions include: ‘Inside/Outside’ at Expo Chicago, Dio Horia Gallery, Chicago; ‘Fragile Gods’ at Dio Horia Gallery, Athens; ‘Between Worlds’ at Dio Horia Gallery, Mykonos. Selected group exhibitions include: Untitled Miami, Dio Horia Gallery, Miami; Untitled Miami at Dio Horia Gallery, Online Edition, Artland; Future Fair, Dio Horia Gallery, Online edition, Artsy; ‘Friends Non Show’ at Dio Horia Gallery, Athens. His work has been reviewed by Artsy, Juxtapoz, ArtObserver, Art Chosun and other cultural media. Akordalitis’ work has been part of prominent art collections, including Forecast Städtische at Galerie Kaarst, Kaarst; Gallery Pop68, Cologne; Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, Moscow; Planet 58 Kunstsammlung [K21], Düsseldorf; Water House of Art, Paphos; Xiao Museum, Rizhao; Zuzeum Art Centre, Riga.
The artist's practice consists of oil paintings and ceramics; Akordalitis is a scene-maker: his paintings and sculptures always show cartoon-like figures that are set in some predetermined topographical landscape and in a specific time of day. He builds his scenes carefully, so that they balance between the real, the comical and the nostalgic, using objects, food and pets, as props for action to take place and feelings to be revealed.