The case of Parlavantzas and abstract art’s adventures
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The case of Parlavantzas and abstract art’s adventures

By Stella Sevastopoulos RECENTLY I came across the work of Takis Parlavantzas (1930-2014), who passed away in Athens, Glyfada, July 28, penniless and dismayed with the inability of the Greek public to appreciate abstract art. He was an artist who despite his copious studies, his attempts to develop further the oblique machinations of the non-figurative … 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

Hawtin’s haunting creative visions
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Hawtin’s haunting creative visions

BRITISH artist Chris Hawtin’s work at the FokiaNou art space in Athens these days, has an eerie, gothic feel to it. His atmospheric, chiaroscuro, and mostly miniature oil paintings (albeit with maximum detail), are heavily varnished to a glossy finish, exuding the character of an old master. Details such as the light filtering in through … 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

Dr Anfam on the Greek influences in Lynda Benglis’s art
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Dr Anfam on the Greek influences in Lynda Benglis’s art

Stella Sevastopoulos speaks to Dr David Anfam about the current exhibition of works by Lynda Benglis, on show in Athens at the Museum of Cycladic Art’s Stathatos Mansion: THE EXHIBITION ‘Lynda Benglis: In the Realm of the Senses’ at the Museum of Cycladic Art’s Stathatos Mansion in Athens (runs till March 15), heralds the first … Continue reading

A kaleidoscope of artistic tales: ‘Love and Disaster in Athens’
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A kaleidoscope of artistic tales: ‘Love and Disaster in Athens’

IN THE HEART of Athens, on the 7th floor of a typically grungy inner city block of flats, you will find a real gem of an alternative art space, where contemporaneity of all forms and mediums features in the show ‘Love and Disaster in Athens’ these days. The works of 32 artists were selected after … 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

Expats arts scene of Greece: Those who came, those who left, those in limbo
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Expats arts scene of Greece: Those who came, those who left, those in limbo

Many expats come to Greece to live and work, and some of them have offered so much to the arts scene. I think that especially after the Documenta14 art show, which drew arty people from around the world to Athens, that this city is becoming a kind of Greenwich village, attracting many artists who can … 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