The Artists

Blakstad Ingerid

1941 - 2009

Blakstad Ingerid Blakstad Ingerid

She was born in Fetsund, Norway, in 1941 and died in Oslo, in 2009. She studied at the State Pedagogical Academy and the Fine Arts School of Oslo. Ingerid Blakstadad's work takes its point of departure from fragments of textiles, found and collected through the years. These fragments are the residue of people's lives, pride, sorrow and joy. Mostly, they tell of the life and work of women; the work of thousands of hours of busy hands. The shadow that falls heavily upon them, is not the shadow of myth, but the white shadow of time, slowly erasing the contours of the past. Her palette consists of stitches. Stitch by stitch, she creates landscapes and rooms- distance and proximity- stories that weave fragments of the past with the present moment. Moreover, she created lithographs, in direct dialogue with her textile works.

Media

  • Painting,
  • Printmaking,
  • Textile art

Chalmers Hart

1980

Chalmers Hart Chalmers Hart

Hart Chalmers is a New Zealand artist born in 1980. He completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts at Auckland University, majoring in sculpture. He has worked as a personal tutor for children in New Zealand, Great Britain and Greece. Apart from visual arts, he has also written and illustrated children's books. In his work, no matter how innocent it may appear at first, one can discover latent elements of irony and social comment, as well as restlessness regarding environmental issues and human relations in general. He has participated in group exhibitions in New Zealand, while his first solo presentation in Europe, was held by the ArtShop during ART ATHINA 2011.

Media

  • Painting,
  • Drawing,
  • Sculpture

Neuberg Emma

1969

Neuberg Emma Neuberg Emma

Emma Neuberg was born in 1969, in London, where she also studied Art Foundation at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design (1990). She graduated with a BA (Hons) in Three-Dimensional Design from the University of Brighton (1993) and later aquired a PhD in Printed Textiles at the Royal College of Art in London (2000). Emma currently runs her own company, named "My First Work of Art". While she has an active presence in the field of funky kids wear, Emma is also involved in an educational practice, as she holds workshops instructing children, aged 3 to 14, in making and embellishing their own clothes. All the clothes, in the kids wear range, are limited editions and are printed and embellished by Emma, by hand, in her London studio. Each piece is an individual work of art and is marketed as such.

Media

  • Painting,
  • Textile art,
  • Drawing

Pandolfini Pino

1947

Pandolfini Pino Pandolfini Pino

He was born in 1947 and studied painting at the Accademia di Belle Arti di Bologna, from where he graduated in 1973. In 1967 he met Mario and Carlo Leoni and spent two years in their studios practicing engraving and sculpture. In 1977, together with Dimitra Siaterli,he co-founded the Athens Engraving Art Centre, a workshop which collaborates with artists on printing and publication of engravings and albums. The Athens Engraving Art Centre also organizes exhibitions and seminars. Since 1995, he has been working on large scale sculptures and installations, for interior as well as exterior spaces. Since 1974 he has had several exhibitions of his work in art galleries and museums.

Media

  • Printmaking,
  • Sculpture,
  • Installations

Athanassiadou Elena

1963

Athanassiadou Elena Athanassiadou Elena

She was born in Arta, in 1963, and studied at the Athens School of Fine Arts (1987-1992). Her subjects are taken from everyday experiences, while in parallel, she brings back childhood memories. Her compositions involve paper pulp, fabric collages, photographs and embroidered elements. Writing is also a characteristic feature of her works.

Media

  • Painting,
  • Constructions

Aidinis Diamantis

1954

Aidinis Diamantis Aidinis Diamantis

He was born in Athens in 1954 and studied graphic design at the Vakalo School of Art & Design in Athens (1974-77) and the Byam Show School of Fine Arts in London (1977-79). His artistic idiom draws the world using the language of comic strips. He usually paints large canvases with oversize figures taken from the realm of comics. He is also well known for his small sculptures made of painted zinc.

Media

  • Painting,
  • Constructions

Voussouras Andreas

1957

Voussouras Andreas Voussouras Andreas

He studied sociology at the Universite de Paris X (1979-82). His mounted - and sometimes lighted - compositions combine color with the elaboration of surfaces, objets trouves, mirrors or photos. He deals with subjects related to memory, time, the spirit, decay, and how these interact in relation to man. He is also preoccupied with matters of identity and subjectivity, articulated in his work through his personal idealistic idiom.

Media

  • Painting,
  • Installations,
  • Constructions

Georganta Eugenia

1959

Georganta Eugenia Georganta Eugenia

Eugenia Georganda was born in Athens in 1959. She completed her Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology in 1986 in Boston. Since 1987, she lives and works in Greece as a psychotherapist. She is distinguished for her work in the fields of councelling and clinical phycology, as well as in areas concerning people with special needs. She is a founding member of "gignesthae", the Hellenic Association for Existential Psychology, where she is a trainer and a supervisor. A number of her articles and speeches have been published in magazines, both in Greece and abroad. In 2003 she published her first book, titled, "What is psychotherapy?", followed in 2007 by her second book, titled "Capturing the moment" and a third in 2009, titled "Journey into emotions: Existentialism in my life”.

She started experimenting with photography at the age of 14, when she was given her first camera as a birthday gift from her father. She studied photography at "Photohoros" with Plato Rivellis (1987-1988) and the Southeastern College with Pamela Brown (1988-1990). She has a particular interest in portraits and moments in nature, trying to capture each moment as is, without the use of filters, processing or other technical means. In October 2003, she had her first solo exhibition at the Nafplion Art Gallery, which was later followed by a second one, at Zygos Gallery in Athens, in October 2005. Since then, she has also participated in other solo and group exhibitions.

Media

  • Photography

Gonou Irini

1955

Gonou Irini Gonou Irini

Irini Gonou was born in Athens, in 1955. She studied sculpture at the Ecole Nationale Superieure des Beaux-Arts, and at the Ecole Nationale Superieure des Arts Decoratifs. In 1980, she became a member of the "Centre national des arts plastiques" (Chamber of FIne Arts of France). From 1982 and until 1984 she worked as an assistant in the ceramic sculpture department of EnsAD art school. She lived in Paris for eleven consecutive years, studying the multicultural dimension of art.

Since 1980, she has shown her work, in thirty two personal exhibitions, in Greece (Athens, Alexandroupoli, Thessaloniki) and abroad (Nicosia, Paris, Heidelberg, London and Brussels). She has participated in numerous group exhibitions in Greece, in collaboration with prominent curators of the Greek art scene, as well as participating in exhibitions in France, the UK and Belgium.

In her work, mostly comprised of mixed media constructions, a sense of ritual is dominant. Earthy colours and bright tones manage to transfer the inner power of her pieces, frequently emerging from memory, the past, and history, whereas the gentleness of her feminine perspective, is articulated through he work, in a strong personal language, which is very much influenced by the spirituality found in oriental and Asian art.

Her artwork is included in the collections of the French Ministry of Culture, the Musee Ernest Renan in France, the Museum of Islamic Arts in Athens, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Florina and the Anthropological Museum of Ptolemais in northern Greece, as well as the Historical Archive of The National Bank of Greece. Her artwork can also be found in the collections of Municipal Galleries, private Museums and Foundations, as well as in a variety of important private collections in Greece and abroad. She lives and works in Athens, Greece.

Media

  • Painting,
  • Constructions

Gouzia Valia

1962

Gouzia Valia Gouzia Valia

She was born in 1962. She studied at the School of Fine Arts in Thessaloniki (1985-90) and the Complutense University in Madrid (1993-94). Her work is dominated by the elliptical renderings of the human figure, of city dwellings and of trees in nature {their natural habitat}. Painted with pencil and graphite and coated with ink, on materials such as paper, cork, mirror or magnets, the representational elements appear embossed or enclosed in canvas, Plexiglass or plastic.

Media

  • Painting

Darras Christina

1968

Darras Christina Darras Christina

She studied painting at the Ecole Des Beaux Arts in Paris and engraving at St Martin's College of Art & Design in London. The simplicity of the composition and a childish interpretation of the world, are the main characteristics of her work. She also creates jewellery and beaded bags. Her jewellery collection "Plastic is Fantastic" was available through Harvey Nichols in London, Talbot Runhof in Germany, Anna Cortina in Spain, etc.

Media

  • Painting,
  • Constructions,
  • Jewellery

Melania

Melania Melania

She was born in Athens, where she also lives and works. She has studied painting, photography and stage design at the Athens School of Fine Arts. She has presented her work in both personal and group exhibitions. Apart from painting and photography, she also creates unique objects and children's games, stamped by her personal technique.

Media

  • Painting,
  • Constructions,
  • Photography

Zampoura Marilena

1954

Zampoura Marilena Zampoura Marilena

She was born in Athens in 1954 and studied at the Athens School of Fine Arts (1972-1977) and the Εcole Superieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris (1977-78). She has exhibited her work in 17 solo exhibitions and participated in several group shows in Greece and abroad. For this artist, art is a language - a way of speaking and communicating- and for more than twenty years she continues to use oil paints, light materials and mixed techniques in two-dimensional works or three-dimensional constructions. In her works, she narrates "stories" of personal mythology and experience, in a two-way journey of memory through time and in an equivocal illustrative state between the representational and the abstract. Her work involves forms, symbols and narrative elements taken from both reality and imagination.

Media

  • Painting,
  • Constructions

Ziaka Maria

1948

Ziaka Maria Ziaka Maria

She was born in Preveza in 1948 and studied painting at the Academy of Fine Arts in Florence, followed by further studies in painting and engraving at Byam Shaw School of Fine Arts and the City and Guilds of London Art School in England. In her works, regardless of the stage of the creative process, the materials and the expressive style, one can always fully capture the stimulus. A stimulus that complies with the eternal polarity: nature - metaphysics of the ambient.

Media

  • Painting,
  • Printmaking

Iliakopoulou Irini

Iliakopoulou Irini Iliakopoulou Irini

From 1980 till 1983, she studied at the German College of Graphic and Fine Arts and, after that, until 1988, she studied painting at the Athens School of Fine Arts, under professors Dimitris Mytaras and Elias Dekoulakos. Her work, dominated by forms of animals and humans, deals with the ideas of recognition and management of primitive emotions and characteristics of the human nature. It addresses these ideas through similar color range, strange animals, folktale space and dreamy atmosphere. She has, also, been involved with teaching art to children and adults, and has illustrated children's books for several Greek publications.

Media

  • Painting,
  • Illustration

Ioannides Katerina

Ioannides Katerina Ioannides Katerina

Katerina Ioannidis studied painting at the School of Fine Arts in Thessaloniki and at the University of Barcelona. She has also completed her postgraduate studies in printmaking at the Camberwell College of Arts in London (M.A. Printmaking). She has presented her work in exhibitions in Greece, Spain, Great Britain and the USA. In 1998, she participated in the Biennale of Young Artists in Lancaster, England. In the same year, she was honoured with the Sir Jonathan Clarke Award. Her works are included in the collections of the Corcoran Gallery (USA) and the London Institute, as well as in many private collections in Greece, Spain, Great Britain and the USA. Since 1992, she has been designing and creating jewellery.

Media

  • Painting,
  • Printmaking,
  • Jewellery

Kassi Marigo

1953

Kassi Marigo Kassi Marigo

She was born in Athens in 1953 and studied painting and pottery at the Athens School of Fine Arts (1972-1877). In 1978, she went to Paris for a year in order to attend open workshops. Since 1988, she has been teaching painting at Vakalo School in Athens. Her style verges upon abstraction, as she handles her representational beginnings with an expressionistic immediacy. Regardless of whether her themes are inspired by still lifes, human figures,or other - painting serves as a dynamic plateau of artistic effort for the emergence of the objects' meaning. The variety of materials and controlled color scale are characteristic of her pieces. In her work, one encounters elements that work as symbols, while her main focus is on women's issues, with an emphasis on femininity.

Media

  • Painting,
  • Constructions

Kastrinakis Antonis

1958

Kastrinakis Antonis Kastrinakis Antonis

He studied graphic design and stage design at Vakalo School of Art and Design (1979-81) He paints on wood or canvas and the decorative and graphic elements are very characteristic in his work. In his latest works, the boat [ship] motif prevails, used repetitively, via lots of different materials and techniques.

Media

  • Painting,
  • Stage design

Kokkinos Spyros

1971

Kokkinos Spyros Kokkinos Spyros

He studied painting at the School of Fine Arts in Thessaloniki under Vangelis Dimitreas (1989-1992). In 1992-93 he studied on a scholarship at the Art Academy of Duesseldorf, Germany under pr. Franz Eggenschwiler. He has been teaching Applied Arts since 1995. His work underlines the classical structure, regarding the conception and the development of painterly ideas, the progress from drawing to color and from color to matter. The artist is attracted to the notion of alternatives, i.e. the different versions of an initial idea which, as the drawing gives way to spatial layout, is led to the next shift, towards the organization of color. The distribution of color in space is not subject to an obligatory recognition and reconstruction of a total picture on the part of the viewer; on the contrary, it restricts total recognition, as it interacts with its specific setting. The artist strives to demonstrate that the gaze is never whole and all-encompassing: it is distracted by the various interactions between the object and space, and these relations are the main object of the artist's work.

Media

  • Painting,
  • Constructions

Kontovrakis Nektarios

1951

Kontovrakis Nektarios Kontovrakis Nektarios

He was born in Aegina in 1951, where he also lives and works. He has studied painting under Nikos Nikolaou. From 1979 to 1981, he studied at independent workshops in England. His works are inspired by everyday life and tradition of the islands. Simple form and simplicity in general, characterize his work. Many of his works are part of several private and public collections.

Media

  • Painting,
  • Sculpture

Kourouniotis Nikos

Kourouniotis Nikos Kourouniotis Nikos

He has studied at independent workshops in Athens from 1968 to 1969. From 1970 to 1971, he studied at the Accademia di Belle Arti di Bologna, and from 1972 to 1973 at the Academie des Beaux Arts in Paris. His work balances between expressionistic types, abstract trends and a traditional folklore idiom. He has presented his work in many solo exhibitions at Zygos Gallery and The Nafplion Art Gallery and has participated in numerous group exhibitions. Apart from painting, he also works on jewellery.

Media

  • Painting,
  • Jewellery

Kyriazi Pelagia

Kyriazi Pelagia Kyriazi Pelagia

I see the "Bridge" which like a prow plunges into the blue and the picture seems to carry the symbolism that we find in Pelagia's painting: an effort to bridge the concrete with the abstract. A dramatic effort , where the picture, like a dream, like a memory, becomes a portraying element that invades the abstract, independent blue mass, that is also the sea.

Makis Theofylaktopoulos

Pelagia Kyriazi was born in Athens, Greece. In 1993 she got a Fulbright grant to collaborate with Vassilis Lambrinos in his studio in New York City. There, along with painting and drawing, she became involved with digital imaging and printmaking. Kyriazi has had numerous solo exhibitions in Athens and New York City. Her works have also been featured at the Fryssiras museum, the Kunsthalle Berlin in Germany and the 6th International Biennial of Drawing and Graphic Arts at the Museum of Györ in Hungary.

Media

  • Painting

Kyriacopoulos Florica

1954

Kyriacopoulos Florika Kyriacopoulos Florica

Florica Kyriacopoulos was born in New York in 1954. She lives and works in Athens. She has studied Political Science and Economics at the University of Geneva and Mount Holyoke College in the U.S. and Political Philosophy at Brandeis University in the U.S.

A conceptual artist, who has also worked as a journalist for Lambrakis Press SA, and as a foreign correspondent for “Τhe Guardian” in Greece, she is furthermore a CEO and a businesswoman. In the past decade, she has founded the ArtShop and has been working on the establishment and operation of the Fougaro, a Space of Art and Culture in the city of Nafplion , Greece, which began to operate in 2012.

She started painting in 1986. Her work includes collage, photography (digital and polaroid), and installation art. Different angles, repetition, varying the scaling, colours and combinations of the same images, are characteristics of her work. She has held many solo exhibitions in Greece and abroad and has taken part in several group exhibitions.

Media

  • Painting,
  • Installations,
  • Constructions

Lilikakis Kosmas

1961

Lilikakis Kosmas Lilikakis Kosmas

He studied painting at the Academy of Fine Arts in Florence (1981-1986). His installations and constructions stand out due to their theatrical and evocative atmosphere. Through his work, he explores the primary vital structures, using unprocessed ingredients in combination with light, water and movement. His work is dominated by an ostensibly lighthearted tone, with loans from pop art, but in a deeper level, one can discover irony and incubating criticism that highlight its existential dimension.

Media

  • Painting,
  • Printmaking,
  • Installations,
  • Constructions

Lyrinzti Mania

Lyrinzti Mania Lyrinzti Mania

She was born in Aegio and studied stage design at Stavrakos School and painting by Theodore Pantos and Spyros Koukoulomatis. In her work, beginning from the dynamics of color, she is commenting on fundamental situations and primary emotions with her personal abstract expressionist idiom. Her work has been exhibited in solo and group shows in Greece and abroad.

Media

  • Painting

Maravas Lazaros

1964

Maravas Lazaros Maravas Lazaros

He was born in 1964 in Larissa, where he still lives and works. He studied at the Athens School of Fine Arts painting under Nikos Kessanlis and stage design by Vassilis Vassiliadis (1985-1990). In 1998, he worked at the studios of Santa Cruz University in USA and in 1990 he completed his thesis in Los Angeles. At first, his works catch our interest due to their simple forms, a simple graphic figure indicated by a toy car. This figure, always alone, duplicated and slightly different, seems like a single world that keeps composing phrases. Art and reality, reality and invention are consolidated, each holding its own characteristics.

Media

  • Constructions

Mertzani Katerina

Mertzani Katerina Mertzani Katerina

Katerina Mertzani studied painting, stage design and typography at the Ecole Nationale Superieure des Beaux Arts in Paris and the Athens School of Fine Arts under N. Nikolaou, G. Moralis, V. Vassiliadis and G. Papadakis. She has taught drawing and painting in middle and higher education schools and has participated in public and private seminars on art. Since 1990, she teaches at Vakalo School. She has worked on design and applied arts, particularly fashion, jewellery and artistic publications. She has participated in many group exhibitions in Paris, Madrid, Cleveland (UK) and Malmoe (Sweden). Her works can be found in public and private collections in Greece and abroad.

Media

  • Painting

Mortarakos Kyriakos

1948

Mortarakos Kyriakos Mortarakos Kyriakos

He was born in Athens in 1948 and studied painting at the Athens School of Fine Arts (1970-1976). He is considered one of the important Greek artists, whose work combines traditional values with experimental quests. He teaches painting at Thessaloniki School of Fine Arts. His subjects in both his paintings and his free-standing or wall-mounted constructions with various embedded objects are always subtle in character and suggest questions to the viewer. In his more recent work of the 90's, he presents series of charcoal drawings and wrapping paper, painted images and collages in metal paint and oil. The dates he inserts turn these works into a kind of personal diary, in which he connects various personal events with his related experiences. He has presented his work in several solo and group shows in Greece and abroad.

Media

  • Painting,
  • Constructions

Muka Lefteris

Muka Lefteris Muka Lefteris

Lefteris Muka is a self-taught artist who creates paintings with his personal style. His distinctive work balances between abstraction and figuration, obviously referring to the impressionistic iconography. Color, that overwhelms his paintings, emerges as key component, as is what creates the dreamlike space in his compositions.

Media

  • Painting

Moursela Kleopatra

1967

Moursela Kleopatra Moursela Kleopatra

She was born in Athens in 1967 and studied painting at the Athens School of Fine Arts (1989-1993). In her early works, her painting with traditional materials (oil) was anthropocentric and aimed at depicting the psychological make-up and the complexity of human nature, as they are expressed through the human body, its movements and its postures. In her later works the human presence is absent and the space it used to occupy has given way to a fully geometrical painted canvas. She also works on printmaking. She has illustrated book covers and has had individual and group exhibitions in Greece.

Media

  • Painting,
  • Printmaking

Mytaras Dimitris

1934

Mytaras Dimitris Mytaras Dimitris

He was born in Chalkida in 1934 and is considered one of the most important and influential Greek painters of the 20th century. From 1953 till 1957, Mytaras studied at the Athens School of Fine Arts under Yiannis Moralis. Later on, he studied stage design at the Εcole Nationale Superieure des Arts Decoratifs in Paris. From 1964 till 1972, he directed the Interior Decoration Workshop of the Athens Technological Institute. Since 1975 he has been teaching painting at the Athens School of Fine Arts. His work is mainly inspired by the human figure and a combination of naturalism and expressionism. From the 1960s onward, Mytaras moved in the direction of Critical Realism, while from 1975 an expressionistic approach became more and more marked in his output. He has participated in more than 30 international group shows, including the 1972 Venice Biennale.

Media

  • Painting,
  • Printmaking

Nikolareizi Ioanna

Nikolareizi Ioanna Nikolareizi Ioanna

She has studied Sociology and Politics at Bedford and Bierkberg Colleges, London University, but, drawn by her passion for photography, she soon built a career working with top Athenian magazines and advertising companies in Greece. She is well known for her work as an interiors and architecture photographer, yet also does fashion, catalogues, portrait and travel. She has an eye for detail and loves moody lighting and pictures that convey feeling. Her pictures have decorated light and art objects. She has lived in Belgrade, Brussels and London, but currently she lives and works in Greece. She has presented and exhibited her work in several solo and group shows, as well as at international exhibitions, such as Photosalon and theTurin Biennale of Photography.

Media

  • Photography

Xirou Kleo

Xirou Kleo Xirou Kleo

Kleo Xirou was born in Brooklyn, NY in 1970. She studied philosophy at Syracuse University. Founder of the Athens based KleoDrums workshop since 1999, she has gained international acclaim for her work both as drum artisan and jewelry designer.

Her handcrafted ceramic and wooden percussion instruments use traditional techniques, contemporary means and cutting edge materials to achieve a distinctive acoustic and aesthetic style. KleoDrums doumbeks, udus, davuls and framedrums are preferred by world-class composers and musicians, as well as theatres, dance companies and museums.

Her collections of unique metal and textile jewelry incorporate antique and other found objects in minimalistic frameworks of presentation. Pieces from her on-going series View Carre (cinematic film encased in hand-cut PVC bracelets) and Beginner’s Luck (vintage poker chips and game pieces set in silver and gold) have been featured in European design shows and galleries.

Media

  • Jewellery,
  • Musical instruments

Olympios Lefteris

1953

Olympios Lefteris Olympios Lefteris

He was born in Limassol, Cyprus, in 1953 and studied at the Athens School of Fine Arts and the Academy of Fine Arts in the Hague, Netherlands. Through a series of paintings, such as Deposition, Hospitality and Katharsis, he examines his subject in a novel style of painting. His investigation moves around aspects of the Cypriot and the Greek civilizations and how they evolved through the Byzantine tradition and the Mediterranean landscape. His series The Promise is inspired by the [Turkish] invasion of 1974, but breaks away from local dimensions and ends up depicting the universal agony of mankind.

Media

  • Painting

Papaconstantinou Leda

1945

Papaconstantinou Leda Papaconstantinou Leda

She was born in Ambelonas, Larissa in 1945 and studied graphic design at the ATI (1962-1965) and painting at the Athens School of Fine Arts (1965-1966) and the Maidstone College of Arts,A Kent University in England (1966-1971). As stated by Nikos Xydakis, Leda Papakonstantinou is the most eminent Greek artist in performance and body art and she flourished at the time when her art had a political meaning and artistic nuance: in the '70s - mainly in London, and later in Athens. Her art is sensual, aggressive, erotic, radically physical and political: instrument for her convictions is her own body. She now lives and works in Athens and Spetses, and has presented her work in numerous solo shows. In 1989 she represented Greece in the International Biennale de Sao Paolo. She has also participated in many group exhibitions. Apart from her important performance art aspect, she also works on video art, installations, sculpture and painting, often combining techniques and materials, in order to articulate her personal statement. Despite the fact that it is not widely known, Leda Papakonstantinou also creates jewellery. At the ArtShop, she is presenting a jewellery collection called My Garden, that comprises dried flowers from her garden in Spetses, coated with plastic and combined in necklaces and earrings. She has also presented the jewellery collection Alliance Greco-Chinoise. For these pieces she used cheap Chinese jewels and rings which she appropriated and invested with her own artistic style. She also used plastic-coated gold and silver foil, flowers and knots.

Media

  • Painting,
  • Installations,
  • New media

Perka Vassiliki

Perka Vassiliki Perka Vassiliki

She studied sculpture at the Athens School of Fine Arts (1991-1996) under Th. Papagiannis and E. Panourgias. She has also attended the workshop for iconography and frescoes. In 1994 she attended as a scholarship program at the Academie des Beaux Arts in Brussels on sculpture and engraving. Having experimented with various materials (marble, wood), she evaluated the plastic and expressive qualities of clay and, so far, she is working with this material, adding also color. In 1995, she received a scholarship from the State Scholarship Foundation and in 1996 she graduated with honors. From 1996 to 1998 she lived and worked in Rome. From 1999 to 2003 she taught at the Ceramics Department of Volos Vocational Training Institute. Since 2001, she is working in secondary education and since 2004 in Volos Special Education Technological High School.

Media

  • Sculpture

Petsali Amalia

Petsali Amalia Petsali Amalia

She studied painting at the Athens School of Fine Arts (1978-1983) and the Ecole des Arts Decoratifs in Paris (1983-1984). She also studied stage design at the workshop of the Athens School of Fine Arts under V. Vassiliadis, as well as pottery (1994-1996). Changes and the variety of natural forms are the main sources of her inspiration. She creates environments with materials, such as iron and wire, embedded in painted plaster surfaces. She also uses painted plaster, to create small scale sculpture.

Media

  • Painting,
  • Constructions

Politi Spyridoula

1957

Politi Spyridoula Politi Spyridoula

She was born in 1957 and studied painting at the Athens School of Fine Arts (1983-1988). She works on constructions, while her painting borrows from art informel and generally makes use of elements from avant-garde trends. She appropriates the shapes of everyday objects and reworks them in a gestural style with conceptual overtones. She has presented her work in individual and group exhibitions in Athens, Greece.

Media

  • Painting,
  • Constructions

Sarrigeorgiou Alexandros

1958

Sarrigeorgiou Alexandros Sarrigeorgiou Alexandros

Alexandros Sarrigeorgiou has been a photographer for 28 years. Born in Athens in 1958, he earned graduate degrees in Civil Engineering from Columbia University and in Finance from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. In recent years, he has been CEO of leading companies in the insurance and financial industry in Greece. Despite the demands of business life, being profoundly in love with the Arts, he has always made time to study and express himself through them. He studied photography in Athens and was inspired by the orthodox photography of Plato Rivellis. He has also studied photography at Maine Media Workshops. Among other influences, he is drawn to the portraits of Irving Penn, the moods of Craigie Horshfield and the fantasy world of Vanessa Woodman. His work spans from landscapes to portraiture, seeking to expose the mood behind the surface.

Media

  • Photography

Siaterli Dimitra

1952

Siaterli Dimitra Siaterli Dimitra

She was born in Argos in 1952 and studied painting and decoration at the Accademia di Belle Arti di Bologna (1972-77).A She developed considerable activity in the area of engraving: in 1977, she and Pino Pandolfini established the Athens Etching Centre, an open workshop. In 1989, with a first exhibition in Venice, they formed the Etching Centre Team. She uses different art forms and experiments with various materials, techniques and new technologies.

Media

  • Painting,
  • Printmaking

Solomou Alexandra

Solomou Alexandra Solomou Alexandra

Alexandra Solomou studied decoration and painting on various surfaces (walls, wood, glass, etc.) in England. Returning to Greece, at first she worked on frescoes and decorative constructions. But soon her interest turned to painting decorative and utilitarian ceramics. Her pieces can be found in selected stores throughout Greece. In Athens, she is collaborating with Benaki Museum and Skoufa Gallery. She lives and works in Aegina for several years, where she recently opened her own showroom.

Media

  • Painting,
  • Ceramics

Sperantzas Vassilis

1938

Sperantzas Vassilis Sperantzas Vassilis

He was born in Athens in 1938 and studied painting at the Εcole des Beaux Arts in Paris and, in 1960, he continued his studies at its lithography workshop. Later, from 1975 to 1988, he taught at the same school. Since 1957, he has participated in numerous solo and group shows. Sperantzas is an artist who creates, in a personal way and with an impressionistic mood, images that always moved him, using bold colors. Source of inspiration are his childhood experiences, the Greek islands, churches and folk neighborhoods of Athens.

Media

  • Painting,
  • Printmaking,
  • Constructions

Stavroulaki Amalia

1968

Stavroulaki Amalia Stavroulaki Amalia

Amalia Stavroulaki was born in Athens in 1968 and has studied painting and stage design at the Athens School of Fine Arts (1988-1995). Her work evokes memories, through the scents of spices and herbs she uses as material, as well as the simple, childlike forms she creates.

Media

  • Painting

Stoidis Aris

1971

Stoidis Aris Stoidis Aris

He was born in Thessaloniki in 1971 and has studied Music, Conservation of Antiquities & Works of Art in Thessaloniki, as well as Wood and Glass Restoration and Decorative Painting in Barcelona, Spain. As a composer, he has taken part in three Youth Biennials and in various festivals. He composes mainly for theatre. He lives and works in Thessaloniki, Athens and Mount Athos. As a visual artist, he begins with the empty, blank two-dimensional plane of a sheet of paper; a minimal movement like a violent creasing or folding creates a three- dimensional space or landscape. In these spaces, he visualises stories about people and animals and generates interplay of forms, time and the blank/temporary landscape. His forms seem to emerge from within the vague and tenuous boundaries of a sheet of paper.

Media

  • Painting,
  • Constructions

Stypsianou Anna

Stypsianou Anna Stypsianou Anna

Anna Stypsianou was born in Athens and studied jewellery design and manufacture at MOKUME School. Since 2000, when she completed her studies, she holds her own workshop in Athens. Her jewellery suggests an abstract and at the same time, a sensitive approach towards art. The materials' quality and her impeccable technique, highlights her unique design. Her old and new collections can be found at selected stores in Greece and abroad

Media

  • Jewellery

Tziva Aggeliki

1947

Tziva Aggeliki Tziva Aggeliki

She was born in Athens in 1947 and she has elaborated a very personal idiom. She works entirely with textile[fabrics], and by combining different textures, like linen and silk, she composes humanlike figures, as well as more abstract constructions. Her work entails hours of crafting, as she embroiders and sews the textiles[fabrics] so as to create utilitarian, decorative objects and representational forms.

Media

  • Textile art

Tranos Nikos

1957

Tranos Nikos Tranos Nikos

A major figure in contemporary Greek art, he has studied sculpture at the Athens School of Fine Arts (1983-1988) and the Εcole des Beaux Arts (1990-1991) in Paris. He has been teaching sculpture at the Athens School of Fine Arts since 1995. He creates spatial works. He is interested in the concept of time and its endless flow, as well as in the existence and function of the human memory. He employs many different materials, going from paper and clay to pencil and wax, or to building materials. The discreet white candy-house with the musical mechanism was presented in 1997 in the Kelyfos group show, as the first of a series of works which addressed the viewer's hearing. The idea evolved into an environment of several musical candy-houses suspended in the air, inviting visitors to pull their strings and activate their mechanisms to fill the space with melodies (Inside; Kassel, 1997). His next solo exhibition was a tapestry of some 1,500 identical white mechanisms which played over one hundred different melodies. Alongside these work,s he also photographs compositions "staged" by himself. This led to his more recent projects, in which he takes pictures of microcosms. He also uses photography in his visual work for bus-stop shelters. His works are predominantly comments on the multiplicity of the artwork and the visual artist's need to communicate with a broader public. He has presented his work in many individual and group exhibitions in Greece and abroad.

Media

  • Sculpture,
  • Constructions

Tsekoura Emilia

1958

Tsekoura Emilia Tsekoura Emilia

Emilia Tsekoura was born in Athens in 1958 and graduated from the Italian High School of Athens in 1976. Then, she studied at the Museum School of Fine Arts, Boston, U.S.A., from where she got her Diploma in painting and from 1980 to 1984 she also attained a Bachelor in Arts and Sciences from Tufts University, Boston, U.S.A. Since 1988, Emilia is an art instructor at the Primary School, Psychico College, Athens College in Greece. In 2002, she participated in the Wide World online course «Teaching for Understanding», Project Zero and project: 3rd grade: «The spiral» (art) at the Graduate School of Education, Harvard University. Her work consists of natural elements, such as water, light and stones, and more representational features. Earthy tones and a tranquil palette, as well as a latent power are predominant in her work. Emilia Tsekoura has exhibited in many solo and group shows and her works can be found in several private collections in Greece and abroad.

Media

  • Painting

Fassianos Alekos

1935

Fassianos Alekos Fassianos Alekos

Considered a major figure for the contemporary Greek art, Alekos Fassianos was born in Athens in 1935. He studied violin at the Athens Conservatory and painting at the Athens School of Fine Arts, where he was taught from Yannis Moralis. He then went to Paris on a French State scholarship (1962-1964) where he attended lessons on lithography along with Clairin and Caroline Chariot-Dayez. In 1966, he lives and works solely in Paris, while from 1974 he divides his time between Paris and Athens. Since his first Athens exhibition in 1959, he has had many personal exhibitions in Paris, Athens, Thessaloniki, Milan, New York, London, Tokyo, Beirut, Hamburg, Munich and elsewhere. Apart from painting, he has worked on scribing, poster creation, illustration of books and various publications in Greece and abroad. He has also collaborated in many theatrical projects with the National Theatre of Greece. He has also written many poems and essays. He draws his subjects from Greek myths, Fayum portraits, Byzantine icons and shadow theatre. His paintings are also characterised by motion, which is emphasised by the hair or cloth waving in the breeze. In his artistic maturity, his figures are known for their voluptuousness and the luminosity of the color he uses to highlight the sensuality and the pleasure of everyday life. His works from the 1960's were made in an expressionist idiom and his figures are more grotesque. His works are today exhibited in museums and private collections in Greece and abroad.

Media

  • Painting,
  • Printmaking

Charalambides Sotiris

1951

Charalambides Sotiris Charalambides Sotiris

He has studied architecture at the National Technical University of Athens and for the past ten years has kept studying forms of ceramics. His inspiration occurs from the demurity of greek and japanese folk tradition and the great potentials of contemporary pottery. He mostly appreciates the sense of handywork with "the soil".

Media

  • Pottery

Charos Manolis

1960

Charos Manolis Charos Manolis

One of the major figures in contemporary Greek art, he studied painting and printmaking at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris (1978-1982) and continued with postgraduate studies at the Εcole des Arts Decoratifs (1982-1983). From the outset, he focused on a representational painting which relates small narratives. The artist himself describes painting as "walking" and his works as "strolls". Ships that come or go, strange medieval castles, oversize poppies and other flowers, calm and stormy seas, vast horizons, stars and moons and sea bottoms are often combined in irrational ways to form the artist's personal, fairytale-like[mythical] microcosm. He has presented his work in many individual and group exhibitions in Greece and abroad. In 1984 he received the Prix des Fondations for lithography, and in 1998 the award of the Athens Academy for painters under 40 years old.

Media

  • Painting,
  • Printmaking,
  • Constructions