They say that the sacred traditions of a nation – as long as that nation still exists – never die, instead they always remain amongst its people, suitably disguised so as to go unnoticed and survive the new conditions and trends of the times, that for one reason or another, have rendered them undesirable. According to the essay that German poet Heinrich Heine wrote in 1835, the ancient Greek gods did just that: playing roles, they hid behind masks of personalities and forms that contemporary society accepts and regards as familiar, until the nation that once loved them (and has since forgotten them) calls them back. As detectives of the imagination, the participant artists are called forth with the mission of identifying the gods of Greece in their own contemporary time using whatever means or technique they deem appropriate.
Pierre Barraud de Lagerie, Artist
Pierre Barraud de Lagerie was born in 1987 in Le Havre, Normandy, France. He studied theater, music and sound, mainly in Paris, and worked for many years as a technician in concert halls, theaters, festivals and recording studios. He started drawing in 2012 using black Indian ink. He participated in group exhibitions in France. In 2017-2018, tired of his life and work in Paris, he began to think of another country to live in. He discovered Rebetiko music in early 2018 and started learning bouzouki. Since then he has been living in Greece devoting his time exclusively to painting and music. In Greece he discovered his current painting technique. He participated in the group exhibition “Gods in Exile” at Melanithros art space.
[Biography updated on: 1/1/2020]
Enea Guzja, Painter
Enea Guzja was born in Athens in 1995. His art is illustrative and combines painting with sculpture. In addition, he creates stage sets for theaters and entertainment venues. He has held three solo exhibitions and participated in a group exhibition. In June 2019 he was selected by the Biennale Internazionale d’Arte Contemporanea di Firenze to participate in the 12th exhibition of the event.
[Biography updated on: 22/10/2019]
Vanessa Anastasopoulou, Artist
Panos Asimakopoulos, Artist
Panos Asimakopoulos was born in 1977 in Athens, where he currently lives and works. He graduated from AKTO (Graphic Design Department) and holds a Bachelor Degree from Middlesex University of London in Applied Arts department. He has attended Costume Design courses at Veloudaki School and also Journalism seminars. He has worked as a graphic designer in record company and so far as a freelancer and Collage Artist. He has participated in many group exhibitions in Greece. His works are in private collections and business premises. Printed work has been hosted at the SOUL magazine, ATHENS VOICE and VICTUS free press Cyprus. In his work the human form dominates with deconstructivist intervantions.
[Biography updated on: 5/10/2016]
Gerasimos Danalis, Painter
Gerasimos Danalis was born in Piraeus, Greece. He studied economics at the University of Piraeus. He took painting courses with Theodoros Pantos (1984-1988) and Art History courses with Manos Stefanidis. He is a registered artist in the Dictionary of Greek Artists by Melissa publications since 1993. He has had solo exhibitions and has participated in group exhibitions in Greece.
[Biography updated on: 12/1/2017]
Yannis Dendrinos, Artist
Yannis Dendrinos was born in 1978 in the Republic of Congo where he lived until the age of 12. He studied in Athens Electromechanical automation and then art conservation. He deals to this day professionally in the field of electrical engineering and automation. Self–taught in the manufacturing of metal sculpture, he uses as medium the disused industrial materials. He is Influenced both by African art and recycling of materials as he experienced them in local African communities where he grew up, and by the functionality of materials in his everyday work. He sets the focus of his subjects in the conflict between human nature and these materials. Motherhood, transport and recently the kinetic art inspire him to create works rich with movement and light. He has participated in many solo and group exhibitions in Greece and abroad.
[Biography updated on: 6/11/2013]
Vasilis Papageorgiou, Artist
Katerina Papazisi, Artist
Maria Pelagia Perdikouri, Artist
Thomas Tournavitis, Painter
Thomas Tournabitis was born in 1981 in Athens. He attended the workshop of sculptor Nikos Stefos (1997-1999). He graduated in 2005 from the Derby School of Fine Arts (UK) with BA (DP). He continued his postgraduate studies at the Philharmonie School in Berlin (Germany 2006). He worked as a professor of semiotics at the Department of Photography of the IEK of Volos and as a teacher of art in private and public private and public elementary schools of the city of Volos (2008-2010). He has made about 30 solo exhibitions and has participated in more than 100 groups exhibitions in Greece and abroad. His works belong to private collections in New York, Miami, Paris, Munich, Montpellier, Athens, Zagreb, Bratislava, Nicosia, Sarajevo and elsewhere. He lives and works at his atelier in Piraeus.
[Biography updated on: 8/3/2019]
Natassa Chelioti, Artist
Natasha Chelioti (Naga) was born in Athens in 1981. She graduated from the Athens School of Fine Arts in the department of sculpture (2015) and from the Technological Educational Institute Athens in the department of Graphic Design (2006). She has participated in many exhibitions in Greece and abroad.
[Biography updated on: 7/10/2015]