IDEAL STATES My intention is to create ideograms in order to submit a symbolic code and define a personal psychogeography. The forms result from the deconstruction and redesign of city plans. The compositions are characterized by the contradictions of the cities: dilation - contraction, magnification - reduction, light-shadow, silence-noise, bas relief - high relief , solidity-fluidity, full-empty, etc. The combination of maps, architectural drawings, monumental recall, dynamic gesture, and the dialogue of traditional methods of engraving with modern digital media make up the engraving matrix of traces of new Ideal states.
He was born in Athens in 1965. He met the engraving in Oldenburg, Germany. He is a member of the Chamber of Fine Arts of Greece. He has presented his work in three solo exhibitions in Greece with works of mainly engraving. He has participated in a number of group exhibitions in Greece and abroad. His works are in collections of the GI Museum. Katsigra in Larissa, the Philoptochos Brotherhood of Men of Thessaloniki and many private collections.
Born in Thessaloniki and is a graduate of Fine Arts Painting Athens 2001.She pursued her studies in Printmaking at École Nationale des Arts Visuels de la Cambre in Brussels, where she studied with the Onassis Foundation Scholarship. Lives and works in Brussels.
From the original design on the etching plate to the final print, the process of etching follows a journey where intricate lines, marks and tonal contrast tell the mysterious story of creation. Judy Attwood came to Greece from England in the 1980's, is a member of the Greek Printmakers' Association and is involved with IB Visual Arts education at HAEF, Psychico College.
Drawing was a way to tell myself stories that I was not able to say with words. The process of etching and printmaking enforces a magic distance between my initial motive and the result. I like also to play with the repetitive character of printing to make non-repetitive images. I would like my images to provoke something like poetic emotion.
I was born in Athens in 1979. I started my studies in 2000 at the French Institute of Thessaloniki,where I met my mentor,Stanislav Marijanovic,who was my main influence in my decision of following printmaking a few years later. From 2001 until 2006 I studied painting at the School of Fine Arts of Athens under the supervision of Anastasios Christakis. From 2006 until 2010,I gained my second diploma in printmaking,at the School of Fine Arts of Athens under the supervision of Vicky Tsalamata,and Michail Arfaras. I also work as a stage maker at theatre and I teach art and painting at primary public schools and adults.
Graduated from the Pharmaceutical Division of the Physico-Mathematical School of Ethicon Kapodistriakon Panepistimion Athens Deals with painting and engraving since 1980
Anastasia Konstantakou was born in Thessaloniki. She grew up, studied and lives in Athens. She is a graduate of the School of Fine Arts in Athens, οf the studio of G. Moralis and 0f the studio of stage design of V. Vassiliadis.
Dimitra Koumantaki, derives from Crete but lives and works in Athens. She studied decoration at the Vacalo School. Painting and Print making at the Athens School of Fine Arts(A.S.F.A.) As a scholar of the National Scholarship Institute, she undertook a postgraduate artistic creative research on print making.
My personal work is placed in the virtual textures of various materi als. Mostly I focus on anthropocentric depictions and utopian / dream environments . As painter and printmaker the subordinates diverge in a different direction analogous to them. I find freedom in the watercolour and the firmness of the line in print, but in both cases ink is what drives me. The rigidity and strictness of patterns in absolute alternation with the fluidity of ink and watercolour is the balance I seek.
Γεννημένη στο Βόλο το 1980. Αποφοίτησε από το τμήμα Χημείας του Α.Π.Θ. το 2004 και από το τμήμα Εικαστικών και Εφαρμοσμένων Τεχνών του Α.Π.Θ. το 2011 με κατεύθυνση ζωγραφική και με καθηγητές τον Κ.Μορταράκο και τον Γ.Τσακίρη. Στον τομέα των πολυμέσων είχε την επικουρική συμβολή του Μπάμπη Βενετόπουλου. Παρακολούθησε μαθήματα χαρακτικής με καθηγητές τον Ξ.Σαχίνη και Μ.Γιανναδάκη. Έχει παρακολουθήσει μαθήματα σκηνογραφίας, σκηνοθεσίας και ενδυματολογίας στο τμήμα θεατρικών σπουδών Α.Π.Θ. και το διατμηματικό μεταπτυχιακό της αρχιτεκτονικής Α.Π.Θ. “προστασία συντήρηση και αποκατάσταση μνημείων και έργων τέχνης”. Από το 2011 ασχολείται με την εκπαίδευση
2016: Member of the Greek Printmaker's Association and elected Member of the Board 2014-2016: "Contemporary Art and New Media", Paris 8, two-year master's program in Paris 2007-2017: Graduated with First Class Honors from Fine Arts School of the University of West Macedonia 2006: Graduated from Avavryta High School She has participated in many group exhibitions, Greece and abroad.
Born in Corfu 15/08/1988. Entered the department of Visual and Applied arts of the University of Western Macedonia in 2007 and graduated in 2012 with teachers in the painting John Kastritsi and in the engraving art Dimitra Siaterli. She has participated in group exhibitions and competitions, actions as member of the team EN-FLO, cooperation with the art workshop of interactive clay activities “HE HE” in Tessaloniki, Greece.
Mary Shina was born in Serres, Greece. She studied Printmaking at the Athens School of Fine Arts (1966-1973), at the Εcole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux Arts, Paris (1976-1981), at New York University, N.Y (1996-1997). She is Associate Professor of the Printmaking Dept. of the Athens School of Fine Arts. Her work has been shown in 30 solo exhibitions and in over 100 group shows and international Biennale and Triennial in Greece and abroad. She was awarded two prizes, 2003 in Kyoto and 2009 in Krakow. She has been participated in the exhibition of the Hellenic Presidency of the Council of the European Union in Brussels 2014, with the Installation ‘‘Aegean Odes’’ and a special stamp (40,5 x 40 mm) issued, featuring a detail of her woodcut ‘‘Aegean Odes’’ (2006). M.Schina’s works are in Museums, Galleries and Private Collections in Greece and abroad. She lives and works in Athens.
She was born in Trikala, Greece. She educated in the School of Fine and Applied Arts at the University of West Macedonia (Greece), with main tutors Y. Ziogas in Painting and D. Siaterli in Engraving (BFA 2014). She spent as an Erasmus student one semester in a NHL Hogeschool (The Netherlands 2014). She continued her studies at the Athens School of Fine Arts, where she had tutors such as B. Tsalamata and M. Arfaras in Engraving(BFA 2018). In 2017 she graduated from her MFA Fine Arts of Slade School of Fine Arts, University College of London,UCL ( with distinction) with main tutors Ad Allington and Jo Volley.
Visual artist. Studied painting and design at the Academy of Fine Arts in Bologne (1971-1977). In 1977, she founded with Pino Pandolfini the Athens Engraving Workshop, an open studio that collaborates with artists, organizations, galleries and museums in art publications, printing, seminars and engraving exhibitions. She is involved in all forms of art and experiments with materials, techniques and new technologies. . Her activity also concerns indoor-outdoor installations and performances in cooperation with other forms of art (music, dance, poetry). She is a founding member of the Engraving Centre Group (1989) and member of the Greek Engravers Association. Her works are found in Greek and international collections and museums.
Tsetoulidou Anastasia lives and works in Thessaloniki. In 1997 she graduated from the Faculty of Fine Arts in Thessaloniki. In 1998 she got a Master degree of digital engraving at the University of Barcelona. She continued her studies at the same University and in 2001 she got the title of investigator. She has displayed her work in personal and group exhibitions.
The general title of my work is "New Code". The coding and decoding messages via barcode creation programs are immediately necessary and characterize the future of a whole generation. Words and phrases that are encoded, quite caustic and accurate refer to the outbreak of the financial crisis and the trapping and control that now govern the modern citizen. The codes of the countries the products are made play an important role in the creation of codes where the first three digits relate to a country for which the work or the coded phrase is created. Using the Barcode as raw data I created a new global visual language, where the symbol is translated into speech but it also retains the dynamic as an image too. The chromatic austerity and the frequent use of black-white and intense contrast, the limited color range, combined with the design accuracy, emphasizes the conceptual dimension of the subjects chosen, which are associated with the symbolism and codes used reveal a mood of research and skepticism.
Aggelina Ioannis Tsoumani was born in 1994 in Thessaloniki. She is a graduate of the University of Western Macedonia in the field of Fine Arts. She has specialized in printmaking and photography. Her professors were Dimitra Siaterli, Yannis Kastritsis and Sofia Papadopoulou. She has also graduated from the vocational training institute ‘’Xini’’ in 2012 specializing in artistic tattoo.
Xanalatos Xilas Iris
Iris Xilas Xanalatos (Athens 1941) studied painting and hand-made silkscreen printing at the Froebel Educational Institute of the London University. She has presented her work in 28 solo exhibitions and in over 200 group exhibitions in Greece and abroad with special mentions and prizes. Her works are in many museums and private collections in Greece and abroad and in many international publications. She lives and works in Athens.