My art is the confession of my soul. I live my personal truth through the traces I leave. I live and work in Kavala, Greece. Every day is a continuous journey where I actively engage myself in different actions-routines-exercises in order to physically, emotionally and mentally prepare myself to create my paintings. Their creation is my nonverbal reaction to everything that is happening around me. The energies that are being released are transformed into spontaneous movements on the canvas and the stories are rewritten these time with colors that record the moments forever. These paintings are the traces of my own truth.
How would you react if you win a Global Art Award at the Armani Dubai Burj Khalifa surrounded by international Press and the Elite from the Art World?
There are spaces like this that possess a special kind of energy which together with their aesthetic and historical background act as catalysts to the art they are hosting. We can imagine Dubai as being originally a blank canvas that has been transformed to what it is today!!! I AM IN AWE just by being here. An art exhibition here in Dubai can be a milestone in an artist’s career since, even for a brief moment, there is a peak in the interaction of the artist’s work with the public. I really appreciate such an exposure because in the past I have had the experience of my work being shown at OPEN – Lido, Venice and still is being exhibited permanently there in the Blue Moon open air. The exhibition of art itself is the most important matter. A potential award here will be gratifying personally as it will give me the pleasure of imagining the broadening of my art’s exposure to a greater public in the years to come.
Where do you get your inspiration?
Totally abiding with Sartre’s own “un acte de liberte est un acte sans motivation”. I believe that ART is the result of an act of freedom so it is baring no motive.
How do you deal with artist's block?
With feelings of friendship. I do not feel at all competitive.
Can you tell us what your 'Before I Die' is?
The road to death is an unstoppable and continuous journey. My innermost wish before I die is to be able to complete whatever it is that is still occupying my thoughts. Nobody knows how long his life will last therefore I consider every piece of my work as the last one.
I know my artwork is finished when…? Answer – Creation is a procedure of utmost importance. The public exhibition of the work is most significant as well because this the point in time that the artwork starts interacting with the public. The introversion and autism of the artist act as the uterus that conceives. Creation is the act of giving birth. A new cycle in life begins as soon as the work is starting to be exhibited. I think that when the moment comes WHEN I DO NOT WANT TO TOUCH THE WORK I AM DOING ANYMORE THEN IT IS THE TIME THAT IT IS READY DO BE SHOWN.
Greatest achievements so far…?
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