History of art has already been written.We know its linear evolution through the different movements over the years.Each new movement was based on the previous one but always had something new.Thus,we have reached the age of contemporary art and post-modern art which is essentially the end of art.everything has been tryied.Everything has been invented.
The question is:could things have evolved in a different way?
If ,for example,Titian's technique in his last paintings,which were created by aplying paint dot by dot with his fingers,had been adopted by someone,could we have reached impressionism half a century ealrier?
Or,if El Greco's rebellious style had influenced the painters of his time ,could expressionism have started half a century earlier as well?
Wasn't an attempt of stopping the evolution of art ,the movement of prorafailits,who tryied to bring back the ideals of art that were before Raphael?
Something simiral is what i've been trying in the last 20 years,with NeoRenaissancian Abstract Art.
What would it be,if we kept the aisthetic background of the renaissant art along with the coloring analogies and the optical beauty, but remove the structured content according to the ways of abstract art?
I followed the recipe of the explorers.Each time we face an unknown path, we turn back untill we find a path we already know.
I used and continue to use paintings of the grand masters,from which i gradually remove the subject untill it disappears,but at the same time try to keep the coloring balance kai the vivid lines, aiming to distill the essence,that one thing that makes the pieces of art great.
I was born in 1959 in Drama and live in
Kavala, a city of northern Greece.
As far as I remember myself, I like painting. I have never watched
any artschool course about painting. For this reason, I consider myself
self taught. I assume that Caravaggio, Velasquez and Rembrand
are my teachers. I studied a lot about the theory and history of art.
During my childhood I used to copy the classic painters in order to
learn how to paint. I had been provided with books of art which I
studied continuously. That period I was influenced by Dali and Magritte.
I created my first compositions with surrealism and symbolism.
From 1985 I have started to make my first attempts on abstract compositions.
My works are exhibited rarely in several topical group exhibitions.
In 2000, felling lost, I decided to follow the basic instructions
of experienced wayfarers who consult that, as soon as you feel that
you have been lost, the wisest action is to follow your footsteps
backwards until you find yourself in known places.
Thus therefore, I started to travel back to the constant values of
the grandmasters. I studied deeply the work of Leonardo Da Vinci,
Michaelangelo, Caravaggio, Paulo Uccelo, Piero de la Francesca, attempting
to captivate the ineffable merit of the work of the big figures of
art. I was trying to arrest the quintessence of painting.
I tried to use sand and glue in order to create a surface on canvas
emphasising the colours and lines with this rough texture.
The station of this route is my painting Did Rembrand knows
Altamira? , an artwork which is belonged in a private collection.
Looking at this painting, someone could see the " "Night
patrol" of Rembrand painted on a rock surface of a cave, someone
else could see an abstract painting with many colors here and there
that luckily resulted in that classic piece of art (as, according
to the theory of chaos, a chimpanzee pressing randomly the keyboard
of a typewriter has the possibility to write Shakespeare ) some other
could see a detrited cave painting of Altamira, which when Rembrand
faced it with its mat colors, he painted his classical work.
Although my artwork is appeared abstract, nothing is random, except
the wet colour, the lines dances composing abstract figures reminding
the viewers familiar scenes moving at the edge between the remembrance
Therefore, the real meaning of the art is what cannot be said, the