expo

Artists have one vital need: to showcase their work. Some may have it due to a sense of pride, leading them to an eagerness to share with the (awaiting?) world. Others may have it due to a sense of insecurity, leading to seek confirmation and reassurance from the (demanding?) world. Whatever the case may be, an expo -personal or group- is the answer to this need. I have never pursued this route methodically; rather I stumbled upon it and was helped immensely by my friend and manager, Faye Kazantzidou, who was instrumental in helping me introduce my work to the public. It has been a modest show so far, but I loved every minute of it and I would very much like to keep showing my images to the public though traditional or not-so-traditional ways - for more on this, keep checking back here;). Two of my “expos” so far happened to take place in beautiful islands in the Aegean; not a bad place to exhibit at all! The third lives on the web, again not a bad place!

WATCH THIS SPACE

It seems like 2023 is the year that I finally get active about showcasing my work in physical form again! I am in the process of preparing not one, not two, but three expos this year, which is a lot more than I have done in any period before! Two of these shows will be in Athens in June and November and one will be in beautiful Tuscany late April, as you can see below! I will be relaying more information about the who-what-where-when as things are finalized, but please do set aside some time in your calendars for June and November! That’s all for now, but I will be back with more info on the first show in Athens in the beginning of May!

SIFNOS

For two consecutive years, 2015 and 2016, I was honored to be invited to a group exhibition in the island of Sifnos, called A Journey of Contemporary Art. Several Greek and French artists, mainly photographers and painters, were asked to exhibit their work along a walk path in the capital of Sifnos, prompting viewers to take the walk, although individual works and installations could be seen on a stand-alone basis as well. I found my work exhibited alongside the art created by extremely talented people and, since this was my first attempt at showcasing my images, it still holds a very dear place in my heart. Thanks Faye!

SERIFOS

When the Coralli Holidays hotel in Serifos decided it was time for a major renovation of its facilities, I was asked to contribute about 40 of my images for a standing expo. I happily obliged and more than five years later, these same images are still greeting its customers in every room and other places within the complex. A standing expo like this is a different beast altogether, as images must have no real time signature, in order to withstand the test of time. Also, the fact that they are not all residing in the same space for the viewer to see as a body of work makes it even more interesting.

ARTSTEPS

During the pandemic, gallery going was not a priority for people, so I decided to try a virtual gallery to let them visit from the safety of home. I created a virtual expo with images from 3 UEX (Urban EXploration) projects with a common theme. I am sure that for us (old folk…) a virtual gallery is a novelty, but for younger generations for whom VR, AR and AI actually mean something, it is as legit as it gets;) You can walk the grounds and see this particular expo at Artsteps.

CASTIGLION FIORENTINO PHOTO FESTIVAL

Castiglion Fiorentino is a small, picturesque town in Tuscany but for two weeks beginning on April 29th, it will be home to the Castiglion Fiorentino Photo Festival. The CFPF is the brainchild of Antonio Manta, a gifted photographer, printer and photojournalist, who put it all together from vision to reality. Its aim is to promote photographic culture and to give unpublished photographers the chance to express themselves through their preferred medium and meet with the general public. I am deeply honored to be part of this year’s CFPF as one of two Greek photographers, with a series of images that strive to open a “dialog with the subconscious”. This dialog is a never-ending motion through time, where past, present and future fuse into emotions, sometimes at war, sometimes in harmony, but always sublime.