Greek, 20th – 21st century, male.
Born 1948, in Athens.
Nicos Baikas's drawings evoke the surreal world of Kubin and Topor. He explores 'solid' forms, objects and human figures and how they interrelate with other shapes. Without falling back on appropriation, he quotes from other forms and other genres from various periods in art history. His black and white drawings are minutely detailed and elegantly constructed; the light reveals the surface of these drawings, which is sometimes so heavily worked that it verges on relief....