About

As an artist I create a world of distortions, bringing up images from my memory and my imagination, then refining them by adding or subtracting colors and lines. I examine the condition of people, animals, places and events from my own or from common experiences. My pictures tend to disorient, even when they depict recognizable images such as landscapes or forms. Woodcut is a technique that provides me with the numerous tools of expression that allow me to speak in the most concise artistic manner, creating a situation that is beyond words and that fills the void between though and speech

Nikos Stavrakantonakis

Lives and works in Athens.

Education

1999-2006: Printmaking at the School of Fine Arts of Athens

1986 – 92: Painting at the School of Visual and Applied Arts of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

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Personal exhibition

2016: Life, Eikastikes Anazitiseis, Athens

2007: City, Technochoros art Gallery, Athens.

2003 Paintings and drawings Galeria Merum v Modra, Modra (Slovakia)

 

Selected group exhibitions

2016: Contemporary Print Art from AthensHerakleidon Museum, Athens

             Magical Horizons, Melina Cultural Center, Athens

            Illusions and Reality, metamatic:taf, Athens

2012: Plan B, 2nd  International Athens Print Fest

             Supernova, The Art Foundation, Athens

            «Incisione greca alle Terme di Dioclesiano», Μuseo Νazionale Romano Terme di Diocleziano, Rome, Italy.

            “The  printmaking  line connects Athens – Florence” School of Specialization in printmaking Il Bisonte, Italy

2011: Contemporary Greek Printmakers, Lessedra Art Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria

             Contemporary Printmaking Tem Art Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey

2010: Greek Printmaking, “Il Bisonte” Printmaking school, Florence,

             Greek Printmaking, Μuseo Νazionale Romano Terme di Diocleziano, Rome 

             «Us & Them», Tem Art Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey

2009: Difficult Nights, 1st International Athens Print Fest,

2008: Greek Printmaking Today, State Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki

              7th International Print exhibition, Lessedra Art Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria

             «Us & Them», Tem Art Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey

2007: Greek Printmaking Today, Averoff Gallery, Metsovo,

            “Greek Art 07”, Nuit Blanche, Toronto, Canada

2006: Urban Landscapes, Municipal Gallery, Athens

2005: Monoprints, Skironeio Centre, Kiphissia & Eirmos gallery, Thessaloniki

2004: Contemporary Greek Engraving (touring), Foundation for Thracian Art and Tradition, Xanthi – Municipal Gallery, Corfu – Vafopouleio Cultural Centre, Thessaloniki

2003: Oikade, Contemporary Art Centre, Rethymno

Galeria Merum v Modra, Modra (Slovakia)

2002: Group exhibition Mojmírovce (Slovakia)

2000 – 2002: PRINTEXPO (touring), Bologna – Berlin – Madrid – Barcelona – Bilbao – Birmingham – Bristol – Caen – Brussels – Cuenca – Porto – Strasburg – Athens

1989: Exhibition of drawing, Hirsch Palace, Swentzingen, Germany.

 

Activities

2016 Chairman of the 3rd International Athens Print Fest

2012 Chairman of the 2nd International Athens print Fest

2009 Chairman of the 1st International Athens Print Fest

2008-2016 President of the Greek Printmakers’ Association

2003-2009: Curator at “Technohoros Art Gallery” Athens

 

Links:

http://www.eikastikon.gr/xaraktiki/stavrakantonakis_en.html

http://www.attikipress.gr/28329/festival-xaraktikhs-plan-b

 

 

 

Portfolio


    • Landscape
    • 12/06/2016

    • Landscape
    • 05/03/2016

    • Landscape (2)
    • 02/04/2016

    • Cloud
    • 01/01/2016

    • Landscape (5)
    • 01/01/2016

    • Couple
    • 03/09/2015

    • Lion
    • 01/01/2015

    • Blue Bear
    • 2015
    • 01/01/2015

    • Antelope (Life serie)
    • 2015
    • 01/01/2015

    • Elephant (Life serie)
    • 2015
    • 01/01/2015

    • Mythical animal (Life serie)
    • 2015
    • 01/01/2015

    • Fellow travelers
    • 01/01/2012

    • Horse (Life serie)
    • 2012
    • 01/01/2012

    • Dog (Life serie)
    • 2012
    • 01/01/2012

    • Rhino (Life serie)
    • 2012
    • 01/01/2012

    • Horse (Life serie)
    • 2012
    • 01/01/2012

    • Supernova
    • 2012
    • 01/01/2012

    • Green grass
    • 2011
    • 01/01/2011

    • Dog walk
    • 12/06/2009

    • Night without Wisdom I (2009)
    • 01/01/2009

    • Night without Wisdom II
    • 2009
    • 01/01/2009

    • Gothic
    • 2009
    • 01/01/2009

    • Evening Thoughts
    • 2009
    • 01/01/2009

    • Oriental
    • 2008
    • 01/01/2008

    • Apple tree
    • 01/01/2008

    • Sun
    • 2008
    • 01/01/2008

    • Fingerprint
    • 01/01/2007

    • Sea waves
    • 01/01/2007

    • City
    • 01/01/2006

    • Seascape
    • 2006
    • 01/01/2006

    • City
    • 2006
    • 01/01/2006

    • City
    • 2006
    • 01/01/2006

    • Cloud over the city
    • 2006
    • 01/01/2006

    • Interactive
    • 2005
    • 01/01/2005


    • Labyrinth
    • 2003
    • 01/01/2003

    • Reflection
    • 2001
    • 01/01/2001

    • Green storm
    • 2001
    • 01/01/2001

    • Refuges
    • 2001
    • 01/01/2001

    • Moby Dick
    • 2001
    • 01/01/2001

    • Big Surreal
    • 2000
    • 01/01/2000

    • Tree (1999)
    • 1999
    • 01/01/1999

    • Wave I
    • 1999
    • 01/01/1999

    • Wave II (1999)
    • 1999
    • 01/01/1999

    • Wave III (1999)
    • 1999
    • 01/01/1999

    • Wave IV (1999)
    • 1999
    • 01/01/1999

Events

«City, unique impressions»

Solo exhibition 7 February – 3 March 2007 Technohoros, Athens ...
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