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I was born in Cyprus and I have studied Architecture, graduating in 1995 with a thesis entitled "Myth-historical topography", a land-art project, being my first step towards a new discipline, the one of Art. In the following three years I worked in the office of the stage designer Apostolos Vettas producing mainly stage-design projects and [...]
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I was born in Cyprus and I have studied Architecture, graduating in 1995 with a thesis entitled “Myth-historical topography”, a land-art project, being my first step towards a new discipline, the one of Art.

In the following three years I worked in the office of the stage designer Apostolos Vettas producing mainly stage-design projects and design of cultural events for the organization “Thessaloniki, cultural capital of Europe 1997”.

In 1999 I was awarded with the scholarship in sculpture from the National Institute of Scholarships of Greece and continued my studies in sculpture in K.I.A.D in Canterbury, England. I received a Master’s degree in Fine Art in 2000 and since then I ‘ve been working as a sculptor.

My Artwork is dealing with matters of form and space, which means that it includes Installations, Land- art projects, Design of monuments and Drawing.

Especially the Drawing process is the most important axes of my work as a tool of understanding reality, expressing emotions and ideas, as well as a preliminary stage for sculpture projects.

I am concerned on the human figure, as the basis of sculpture and how it is placed in space. My work has a morphology that reflects my relation with the history of art from the ancient to the contemporary. The element of local history in relation with the antiquity and the Mediterranean civilisations, especially the Greco-Roman and Egyptian, is particularly important to the development of my artistic style.

In addition, the influence of the sculpture work of Rodin, Degas, Giacometti and the Greek sculptor G.Halepas is fundamental for the development of my work ;also the Arte-Povera movement with the use of fragile materials to express  contemporary concepts related with the ephemeral and the fragmental.


Education:

– MA in Fine Arts from the Kent Institute of Art and Design in 2000
– Awarded from the National Institute of Scholarships of Greece with the Scholarship for a Master’s Degree in Sculpture in 1999
– Graduated from the Architectural school of Thessaloniki 1995