artwork, Dörte Meichsner

The Καφενείο series

Dörte Meichsner

The Greek Καφενείο (Kafenion) is the place to go to strike up conversations with the locals as well as with other expats or travelers. It’s not only a place to go for a coffee, a drink or some good food, it’s a place to experience the Greek way of living and culture.

Some people are coming there daily at the same time, sitting together at the same place, while having a good time in familiar company. It’s quite reliable. Young people come with their children, travelers stop for a break. It is a very socializing and lively place with a unique atmosphere – changing but very constant at the same time.

The series is created in a variation of small format depictions on paper (11 x 17 cm) which are based on a hand made print and further painted and refined with acrylics.