Maria Leivadiotaki, Peacock no.1 , 120 x 120 cm. Acrylic on Canvas


Hold on to the Summer

Denia Kazakou, a well known Art Wanderer has recently opened her first exhibition space – RedD Gallery – in Chania, Crete. After years of jet setting around the most important art events – she’s a regular VVIP of Art Basel, Frieze, etc – she took the leap of becoming a gallerist.

Hedley.  Natural
Forms no. 1, 90 x 65 x 9 cm, Oil
& gold leaf on Carob Tree

Her latest show for this summer in called: An Esoteric Voyage through Ecstasy’ and is an invitation to hold on to the last rays of light. She presents works from a selection of international artists, whose works are meditative and universal. It’s an invitation to the inner voyage.

The KNLs from Thelma & Louise. Art on left by John Hedley, art on right by Alexander Hamawi.

Artists: John Hedley, Alexander Hamawi, Fleur Helluin, Valentina Murabito, Maria Leivadiotaki, Gregory Robin, Rene Holm, Cecile Wesolowski, Max Michel Thillaye, Nina Backman, Markus Jaursch, Christina Fytili, Dijon Dajee, Justice Mukheli

‘Ecstasy. A word with an implied mystic element that has the ability of expansion, trance, oneness & unification. Ecstasy brings out an intense Meditative state in which the participant experiences the above along with a sense of belonging.

Ecstasy: a feeling and the emotion hidden behind it.

100 x 100 cm , Oil on Canvas

In ancient times, the experience of Ecstasy was considered sacred, mysterious and honored by the Unknown and the Divine Kingdom.

Philosopher Plotinus has described Ecstasy as the ‘’ culmination of human possibility’’. Dionysus, the ultimate personification of religion and ritual performance; he even brought the Ecstatic process into a broader and more ‘’humane’’ spectrum by using the medium of Wine.

Ecstasy is not a superficial experience. It is a journey towards finding the hidden sides of our esoteric self.

Dark lake,
quiet, 40 x 60cm, Oil on MDF

It is highly intertwined with the Divine element, the Agnostic world, and Mysticism. It is associated with pure Energy.

By Pure we mean Energy that is untouched by the social elements, Energy that has nothing to do with Rules, How’s Musts or Shoulds.

Through the activation of the Divine, Agnostic and Mystical; Ecstasy is offering a unique personalized voyage to its participants that could be reflected in various fields: Arts, Architecture, Meditation, Dance, Video Production, Sex, Speaking and Voice Volume, Decorating and overall CHOICE.

Valentina Murabito. Degenerato
, 50 x 50 cm , Analoge s/w

Choosing something different. Choosing something that could bring us closer to UnificationandOneness. Choosingsomethingthatisoutsideofthenormandnotimplied by society’s structure. Choosing to begin a journey towards our true and authentic self.

When people experience Ecstasy they don’t care about superficial qualities or third party perception.

Therefore no socialized elements are present.

Aino – Nature portreit series 60 x 80 .
Edition 1/ 7 + 2artist copies, year 2015

On the contrary, the Ecstatic person is fulfilled with Freedom of Expression and Unruled Creativity.
The above two qualities shape the index of this exhibition and invite you to join this personalized journey.

Ecstatic and Unruled Creativity join Freedom of Expression and form a unique energetic blend full of Colors, Shapes & Optic Indulgence.


Words by Angeliki Katsanevaki

RedD Gallery. Sculpture by John Hedley, work on wall by Rene Holm, Valentina Murabito, John Hedley


Part I:
Location: Chania Sailing Club (off-site event) Dates: 02. 09. 2019 – 06. 09. 2019 Opening Event: 2nd September 2019, 10 pm

Artists: Cecile Wesolowski Max Michel Thillaye

Part II:

Location: Redd Gallery , Daskalogianni 14A Chania 73100

Opening Hours: 11 am – 9 pm Every Day except Sunday

Private View: 16th September 2019, 8 pm – 11 pm

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