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
“Wasted Love” Print Release
“Wasted Love” print release just got started! Each print is 68×47 cm, printed on 300gsm Museo paper (100% cotton), limited edition of 30, signed and numbered by the artist. Price: 120€ (+shipping cost) For orders, please send an email to info@fikos.gr with the title “Wasted Love Prints”.
14 Oct 2014 in news, general
New mural in Querétaro-Μexico
This mural was painted for the Board Dripper festival in Querétaro, Mexico. The theme of this year’s festival is the Nomads (Nómada). The meaning of the word is interwoven with the concept of the wanderer because they do not have a permanent homeland. But does being wanderers make them “foreigners” as the natives perceive them to be? In my mural I illustrate a nomadic tribe in a symbolic way. I focus on the universal values and emotions that are common everywhere instead of the material goods they carry. For example, a young couple hugging symbolizes love, and birds symbolize freedom. The tribe’s direction from the moon to the sun illustrates faith for a brighter tomorrow. The dead body hauled in the carriage suggests the ancestral history that is deeply ingrained within a culture. Joy, sorrow, music, labor, knowledge, family, faith and hope are elements that inherent in the illustration and identify every society, in every corner of the planet.
03 Oct 2014 in news, general
New mural for Bloop festival-Ibiza, Spain
This mural was created for Bloop festival which takes place in Ibiza, Spain. “Bloop” is a unique international art proactive festival, presenting every year a different theme. This years theme was entitled “The Best”, aka “Arrogance”. My visual proposal is based on the well known ancient Greek myth of Ikarus. Ikarus wanted to fly higher than any man had ever been – ignoring his fathers advices not to fly near the sun – and as a consequence, his wings melted due to the heat of the sun and fell into the sea. In my mural, I present a personal version of the myth adjusted into the theme of the festival. Ikarus, unwilling to accept his mistake and wanting to take a revenge on the sun, drags it with him in his falling while meeting his death.
17 Aug 2014 in news, general
New mural for Bubbledays in Linz, Austria
The mural was created for Bubbledays festival in Linz of Austria and it is located at the industrial harbour area of Danube. Photos by: Philipp Greindl © flap.at
21 Jun 2014 in 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
Participation in the event “Church and Contemporary Art”
On Sunday, March 16th at 19.00, MYRTILLO invites you to an open discussion on “Church and Contemporary art”. Guest speakers: Mr. Stavros Giagkazoglou, Advisor to the Ministry of Education and Religions/ Institute of Educational policy, Doctor at the Greek Open University, Director of “Theology” magazine F. John Raffan, priest of the church of Saint Andrew Holy Archibishosy Plaka, Athens Mrs Martina Anagnostou, artist Mr Fikos, artist Mr Christos Kehagioglou, artist Mr Vasilis Barakos, musician
12 Mar 2014 in news
Participation in the group exhibition “Riders on the Storm”
Gallery Genesis presents the group exhibition “Riders on the Storm”, on the occasion of its 4 years anniversary. Curator: Iris Kritikou 20 February-29 March 2014 Gallery Genesis, 35 Charitos str. Kolonaki, Athens Opening Reception: Thursday 20 February 2014, 20:00
18 Feb 2014 in news, general