Known for his colorful palette and playful, though sometimes ironic themes, Alexis Akrithakis remains one of the most important figures of post war art in Greece.
Akrithakis kept company with intellectuals in Athens and later in Berlin, through his wife’s restaurant, Fofi’s, which became a meeting place for the artistic world of the German capital. From 1976 to 1997, it was something more than a rendezvous place, a place of interaction and a top restaurant in Berlin. It was a meeting point for endless discussions at a time and in a city where Europe’s history was being rewritten.
Mostly self-taught, Akrithakis embarked on an intellectual and artistic life that led him from Athens to Paris and then to Berlin in 1968, where he spent some of his most creative and productive years before returning to Athens in 1984. He was born in 1939 and passed away in 1994.