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!

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.