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Interview with Sue Tilley:  Art antics, diverse life experiences and Freud
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Interview with Sue Tilley: Art antics, diverse life experiences and Freud

ARTIST, writer, and artist’s model Sue Tilley has had a colourful life to say the least: from dividing her time between her day job as benefits supervisor and her night job at Leigh Bowery’s ‘Taboo’ night club, Tilley has also performed in music videos, modelled for artist Lucian Freud, taught art, and has had her … Continue reading

Interview with Marina Syntelis: The power of the sea and the magic of the internet
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Interview with Marina Syntelis: The power of the sea and the magic of the internet

Stella Sevastopoulos caught up with artist Marina Syntelis, who found herself creating some interesting commissions during the lockdown, for customers abroad. MARINA SYNTELIS has been hailed as one of the world’s finest hyper realistic seascape painters of today. Her powerful wave images have become especially popular over the past two years, and her rising recognition … Continue reading

Interview with Kate Horti: “The whole concept of the bicycle is a work of art”
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Interview with Kate Horti: “The whole concept of the bicycle is a work of art”

  Stella Sevastopoulos catches up with Kate Horti, a sculptor with an ecological conscience who enjoys transforming the industrial form of the bicycle into animals and insects (among other subject-matter), giving it a new lease of life. THE BICYCLE was originally invented in 1839 by the Scottish blacksmith Kirkpatrick Macmillan. Since then it has become … Continue reading

Panagiotis Voulgaris: Oneness with nature vs the heterodoxy of Athens
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Panagiotis Voulgaris: Oneness with nature vs the heterodoxy of Athens

  Stella Sevastopoulos talks to Panagiotis Voulgaris, an artist-traveller, whose special relationship with nature and the urban environment have inspired his ephemeral artistic interventions. He is also the co-director of FokiaNou art space together with artist Mary Cox. PANAGIOTIS Voulgaris creates monuments to nature that revere the natural environment to such an extent, that they … Continue reading

Margarita Radeva: “A true artist is someone who sees the world differently”
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Margarita Radeva: “A true artist is someone who sees the world differently”

Stella Sevastopoulos talks to artist Margarita Radeva about the pros and cons of following an art career today, her experience as an art education professional, and more… THERE are many who teach art, but not many who do it properly. In many schools, art is considered of no importance, hence an excuse for the art … Continue reading

In Focus: Marina Syntelis and wave power
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In Focus: Marina Syntelis and wave power

  Marina Syntelis is an artist whose exploration of the power of the sea, has attracted the interest of many a collector over the past few years in particular. In the UK, she is represented by the Papillon Gallery. But the creative journey that got her there – to her awe-inspiring renditions of the structures … Continue reading

Interview with Mihalarias: Greek artists don’t play by the rules
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Interview with Mihalarias: Greek artists don’t play by the rules

  According to Stavros Mihalarias, a prominent restorer and art dealer of Greece, the Greek artists are the bad boys of art, because they don’t play by the rules. To find out more, read my interview with him, where we also discuss his relationship with the recently deceased artist Takis, who’s show is on at … Continue reading

Roboras: Exploring the human condition
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Roboras: Exploring the human condition

Stella Sevastopoulos of ‘Art Scene Athens’ talks to Greek-Australian artist Chrys Roboras who has managed to spread her wings and exhibit around the world, with great success. CHRYS ROBORAS loves to place the human figure in vast, colourful semi-abstract landscapes. In some works her figures are depicted as an outline which has been filled in … Continue reading

Rosalind Forster: Nature’s beauty translated into art
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Rosalind Forster: Nature’s beauty translated into art

  STELLA SEVASTOPOULOS interviews Rosalind Forster, an artist who has divided her time between England’s Derbyshire and Greece’s Spetses, creating unique watercolours and linocut prints in the process: EVERY now and then, you discover a new artist, and a whole new way of seeing the world through their work. I had such an experience recently, … Continue reading

Varotsos: ‘Art is life and the transformation of life into art’
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Varotsos: ‘Art is life and the transformation of life into art’

LIKE HIS beloved material of glass, which he has tirelessly transformed into monumental sculptural forms, Costas Varotsos is sharp, cool and transparent – in the sense that he is unafraid to speak his mind. There are not many contemporary Greek sculptors who are also international names, however Varotsos is one of them. With his public … Continue reading

Verghi:  The plight and pleasures of a pioneering  plein air painter
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Verghi:  The plight and pleasures of a pioneering  plein air painter

THERE are so many elements that converge in Chryssa Verghi’s  art. Among her painted odes to nature,   you will spot references to certain crucial crossroads in the history of art and landscape painting, such as her painted encomium to Monet ‘s  ‘ Water Lillies’, a touch of Romanticism’s passion for the sublime and mystical in … Continue reading

Between intuition and physicality
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Between intuition and physicality

AS AUTUMN in the city of Athens starts to unfold, some interesting art exhibitions set the scene: One of them is currently running at the FokiaNou Art Space, where the two-person show entitled ‘Unfolding’, joins the creative forces of Anastasia Denos and Grigoria Vryttia. The two artists present works that focus on bodies, spirits and … Continue reading

Hypatia’s cultural weekend in Voula
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Hypatia’s cultural weekend in Voula

The southern suburbs of Athens aren’t known that much for their cultural interests or activities, however things are changing in that department. The Hypatia Cultural Society of Voula, has been aiming to enhance the cultural awareness and knowledge of the citizens of this region, with its events, exhibitions and publications, and will now be hosting … Continue reading

Phoenix Athens’ Dive into the Green
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Phoenix Athens’ Dive into the Green

Stella Sevastopoulos reviews the exhibition at the alternative art space Phoenix Athens, entitled ‘Out of the Cube Into the Green’: IF YOU walk or drive up Asklipiou Street in central Athens, way up on the hill, you will eventually get to Phoenix Athens, an alternative art space which is providing artists both with a space … Continue reading

Art birds of a feather flock together for Aristophanes
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Art birds of a feather flock together for Aristophanes

THIS SUMMER, the National Theatre of Northern Greece is flying high and very far… Around the globe in fact. Expat Greek artists from around the world have ‘spread their wings’ in order to return to the motherland, via their art and photographic work, which will become part of a parallel event accompanying the staging of … Continue reading

‘New Symbols’ in today’s day and age
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‘New Symbols’ in today’s day and age

SYMBOLISM is a movement which has influenced the whole course of modern and contemporary art, while its roots go back to ancient times. The group of artists known as ARC (Art Revisited Collective), along with some guest artists, have gotten together to create the show ‘New Symbols’, at the Chili Art Gallery in Thissio. This … Continue reading

‘Tar and Feathers’ at the Hellenic-French Association
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‘Tar and Feathers’ at the Hellenic-French Association

  THE GROUP art exhibition ‘TAR & FEATHERS’ will be inaugurated on Monday, June 29, noon till 9pm at the Hellenic-French Association, and will run from June 29-July 11. Dimitris Lazarou is responsible for the concept, organization and communication of the exhibition and art historian Olga Latousaki for its curation. A total of 26 contemporary … Continue reading