In focus: Sef Berkers and the freedom of pure painting
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In focus: Sef Berkers and the freedom of pure painting

DUTCH artist Sef Berkers escaped the Covid pandemic and the lockdown in New York just in time after his art exhibition took place in the Big Apple. His works however haven’t made it back yet. The experience of this city changed his life and his art in unexpected ways. Back in his studio in Venlo, … Continue reading

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

The return of the flaneur
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The return of the flaneur

‘FLANEUR: Walking unseen in the city’ is the title of the upcoming exhibition at the Arte Visione gallery in Athens. The exhibition is organised/curated by art historians Evangelia Kairaki and Maria-Moscha Karatzoglou. The French term ‘Flaneur’ (or ‘Flaneuse’) is hard to translate accurately, because it belongs to a certain place in history and literature. The … 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

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

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

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