Taxiarchis Mermiris studied Visual Communication, painting and drawing. Since 2008 he has participated in group and solo exhibitions both in Athens and London.
Mermiris’ work provides caustic social criticism striking humorous chords, while simultaneously creating sinister and ominous undertones.
Fears and vices, derived from the perplex irrationality of human nature are exploited and exposed. Most of the messages are implicit, though the work itself is quite audacious and provocative. Intricate linear technique meets bold brushstrokes.
Ιn most of his work, he benefits from the absolute freedom and stability offered by ink, in order to act freely, to communicate his thoughts directly and to create complex compositions seamlessly. He follows the same philosophy in color, which allows him to experiment more, maintaining his characteristic identity.
One therefore distinguishes between two techniques (ink and color), which might be different in terms of the creative process, but are otherwise interrelated and which help the artist to develop and bring out his work.
2013: “Not Another Art Show”, The Blender Gallery, Athens
2013: “Moments of Becoming”, The Blender Gallery, Athens
2013: “Desmos” - Art of Giving - Silent Auction , Athens
2012: “Tio Ilar 5”, Athens
2009: “Urban Art II”, Technopolis Gazi, Athens
2009: “Common Grounds” Yakovidis Gizis, Athens Municipality Building, Athens
2009: “Wish you were here”, Arts & Business, London
2008: “Solo Exhibition”, Franco-Hellenic league, Athens