We usually end up seeing the final work of an artist on display, be it a painting, a movie or a sculpture but is there more? Although it might not be directly visible or even, in many cases appreciated, through that final work we are also given the opportunity to glimpse into the personal creative process of each artist. With that in mind and an aim to further allow the audience a better understanding of the artist, the Yannis Moralis’ family together with the Benaki Museum curated a detailed exhibition of the painter’s private studio and settings. Available until the first few days of the new year, visitors to Yannis Moralis: In Private can examine the painter's sketches, colour tests, equipment, and personal effects.
The main focus however is on Moralis himself, the man behind the art and on his studio, the private space he occupied and in which he was inspired to create. Most of the art works on display and the archival material belong to the Moralis family and are shared with the public for the first time, while digital applications and photographs from the painter’s family archive enhance the visitor’s experience.