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

Art’s environmental message: ‘S(tr)ay a little prayer for me’
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Art’s environmental message: ‘S(tr)ay a little prayer for me’

  FOUNDED by lawyer/collector Philippos Tsichritzis, the architectural beauty of the Tsichritzis Foundation for the Visual Arts has proven to be a haven for cultural creativity since 1999 when it first opened to the public. From June 25-July 25, it will also be overrun by cats, dogs, and all sorts of other animals, as depicted … 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

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

Personal Tales of ‘Painting Without End’
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Personal Tales of ‘Painting Without End’

To celebrate its 30 years of cultural activity in Glyfada, the Society of Arts and Letters has organised an ‘Arty Party’, plus a group show entitled ‘Painting Without End’ with works by Louiza Delfis, Tove Margaritis, Dora Tombrou, Efi Pardou, and journalist/art blogger Stella Sevastopoulos. Read on to meet the painters, in an article where … 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

Figurative to abstract: Tracing the entirety of Moralis’s oeuvre
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Figurative to abstract: Tracing the entirety of Moralis’s oeuvre

THE YANNIS MORALIS retrospective exhibition at the Benaki Pireos, pays hommage to this great Greek artist’s oeuvre by presenting the many sides of his creative magnificence. It traces Moralis’ mastery of many mediums, styles and forms of art: his early realistic works, his sombre portraits, still-lifes that hark back to De Chirico, works inspired by … 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