De Nassaus van Breda – Kasteel stad en land
Collection Stedelijk Museum Breda

Contemporary Paradise, June 2023
Acrylics on oak wood panel, varnish and foam.
100 x 120 cm excluding frame.

“With this artwork, artist Kelly Christogiannis is responding to the life of city councillor Joachim Gillis. His portrait can be seen beside this work. He was one of the first in town to own a wardrobe and loved beautiful things and expensive flowers. Kelly wonders where the line is drawn that seperates desire from greed. Do people seek “heaven” on earth through money, possessions, and frame?

Photography by Joost van der Velden

© Kelly Christogiannis