The largest mural in history of Greek art -Kiev, Ucraine
I recently came back home from Kiev, where I painted this mural for Mural Social Club, a project organized by Sky Art Foundation.I painted an ecoumenical theme, with colors inspired from the buildind and the neighborhood.With 46 meters height, “Earth and Sky” is the largest mural in history of Byzantine Painting and the highest artwork in history of Greek art since ancient years. I would like to give huge thanks to Oleg Sosnov and Mural Social Club team for being such a professionalism model and made this happent. Special thanks to Maksim Belousov for the action photos.
01 Jul 2016 in new projects, news, general
New mural in Bangok-Thailand
Few weeks ago I visited Bangok where I was invited to participate in Bukruk festival. My aim was to combine my art with Thai tradition, so first thing I did when I arrived there was to take a walk in the city in search of inspiration for my mural. One of the things that you immediately realize when you walk in the “City of Angels” is the adoration of the gold. So I decided to use that color and paint something from their culture, but with my own pesronal style. The theme I ended up was Sovann Macha, Hindu’s belief mermaid that also appears in Thai version of Ramayana. Her name translates as the “Golden Mermaid” and images of her could be found from tourist items to posters out of little shops for good luck. I would like to thank the whole team of Bukruk Urban Arts Festival for their invitation, their hospitality and for being amazing in what they did back there in Bangok!
11 Feb 2016 in new projects, news, general
New exhibition in Bangok-Thailand
Serindia Gallery is going to host our show with Aitch and Saddo in Bagkok-Thailand for Bukruk Festival! The opening will be on Wednesday 27th of January at 7:00 pm and the show will be up until February 21st. Cu there!
24 Jan 2016 in new projects, news, general
Photos of the participation to “Oenorama 2015”
Oenorama is the largest and most prestigious wine fair in Greece and hosts more than 130 wineries every year since 1994. The artwork was painted on an old barrel of a famous winery and illustrates wine’s process from the planting of the vinery to the results wine induces.
09 Jan 2016 in new projects, news, general
The first illustrated school in Greece
We all admire the brilliancy of ancient civilizations. We visit museums, watch documentaries, read books. What is it though that instigates this admiration? In my opinion, this “something” is Art. Art was a vital ingredient in the life of the ancient people, from the moment they were born, to the moment they died, and even beyond, to the art decorated grave. Art was not just the artist’s medium of self-expression. It was also an important factor in the molding of the ethos of the society, and had an historiographic and didactic character. When I was asked to paint the big wall of the 58th Primary School of Athens, I accepted less than one condition: that I will be allowed to redevelop artistically the entirety of the courtyard area. I saw in this proposal the opportunity to realize my vision, albeit in a small scale. This vision does not dictate the revival of ancient Art so much as it encompasses the philosophical principles that govern it. In this spirit I chose themes that have their roots in ancient Greek myths, and teach values such as honesty, solidarity, curiosity and willingness to learn. According to mythology, Hermes was the first teacher of […]
06 May 2015 in new projects, news, general
Fallen Angels-New solo exhibition in Turin, Italy
In Greek language, “Angel” is “the one that brings a good message”. Even so, we tend to love angels more for their wings. We believe that, if we had these wings, we wouldn’t fall, psychologically, emotionally, spiritually or somatically. However, even angels fall, eventhough they have wings. Angels, being free, just like we are free, “bend to their opinion” and “mortal by nature” according to st John of Damascus, are able to rise spiritually, to fall, even to die. The most well know example of an angel falling is that of Eosphoros, but many followed him. In the present exhibition fallen angels are presented, not attending their known histories, but evoked through my imagination. They are beings similar to us, created by soil and colour. Beings suffering from passions and weaknesses. This work reflects my inner world through a recent difficult personal period. Emotions that my mind’s angels, my imaginary friends, also experienced through me. Violence, pain, anger, sadness, exhaustion, desperation, darkness. All those things that we are afraid to confront and interpret. And we so spend the unique chance to knowledge and penance through experience. We detest mistakes because we do not understand their value. We have not learned […]
05 Jan 2015 in new projects, news, general
ETH Zürich Project-Switzerland
“ETH Zurich” is the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich (Switzerland). It was established in 1855 and it is one of the most important universities in the world. In its long history are 21 nobels which have been given to its professors or students, one of them was Albert Einstein) and the most recent was Richard F. Heck in 2010. The project concerns murals carried out in five floors of the “Building of the Institute of Computational Science” (CLT of Mechanical Engineering). As science, apparently, little (if any) is associated with Byzantine art, the choice of subjects proved a really complex issue. Eventually, after studying, monitoring the lessons of the department and a number of discussions with the teacher and manager of the building, the main sources of my inspiration (Byzantium and mythology-history of ancient Greece) subsumed physics, mathematics, the history of Switzerland and studies of this department concerning the behavior of fluids (air, water, etc.) Thus arose the following topics. At the ground floor, as a Greek “welcome”, there is a visual version of Greek poet Elytis’s quote that says: “If you decompose Greece, in the end you will be remained with an olive tree, a vine and […]
08 Nov 2014 in new projects, news, general
Second mural for the “Wasted Love” project
Next time you wanna whisper “I love you” in the dark, say it loud. Else, it may never be heard.
25 Mar 2014 in new projects, news
Solo exhibition “Contemporary Byzantine Painting” in London
The first solo icons exhibition of Fikos will take place in Sacred Space Gallery in London from the 4th to 28th of December 2013. Opening reception on Wednesday the 4th of December 2013 at 18:30
10 Nov 2013 in new projects, news, general
New mural at Sanatorium of mount Parnitha
The new mural was created in the abandoned Sanatorium of mount Parnitha in collaboration with the calligrapher Simon Silaidis.
06 Nov 2013 in new projects, news, general