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Greek, 20th – 21st century, male.

Active in Germany.

Born 1954, in Athens.

Draughtsman, engraver, sculptor, video artist. Multimedia.

Michalis Arfaras first studied painting at the school of fine arts in Athens between 1972 and 1974. He continued his studies at the college of fine arts in Brunswick in Germany where he specialised in engraving and produced book illustrations and comic strips. He now lives and works in Hildesheim where he teaches graphic art at the university....

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Greek, 20th century, male.

Active in Italy from 1956.

Born 23 March 1936, in Piraeus.

Sculptor of assemblages, painter.

Arte Povera.

Jannis Kounellis started his artistic training in Greece and left for Rome in 1956. He attended courses at the Accademia di Belle Arti and he discovered the works of Alberto Burri and Lucio Fontana and the international avant-garde with Yves Klein and Piero Manzoni....

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Pavlos  

Greek, 20th century, male.

Active in France from 1958.

Born 1930, in Filiatra (Peloponnese).

Collage artist, sculptor, poster artist. Stage sets.

Even though Pavlos was a student at the fine arts school in Athens from 1949 to 1953, he only truly discovered painting in 1954...

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Greek, 20th century, male.

Active in the USA from 1948.

Born 14 September 1936, in Kastoria.

Painter, watercolourist, pastellist, happenings artist, sculptor of assemblages, photographer, mixed media.

Neo-Dadaism.

In 1948 at the age of 12, Samaras arrived in the USA with his family. He became acquainted with Allan Kaprow and George Segal, a major factor in his development, at Rutgers University between ...

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Greek, 20th – 21st century, male.

Active in France from 1981.

Born 20 June 1950, in Amphissa.

Assemblage artist, sculptor.

Skiloyannis studied at the school of fine art in Athens, then studied in Paris. He produces assemblages from time-worn wooden planks. He took part in collective exhibitions in ...

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Takis  

Greek, 20th century, male.

Active in France from 1955, from 1969 in the USA.

Born 29 October 1925, in Athens.

Sculptor, installation artist.

Kinetic Art.

Takis had no formal training. He left Greece in 1954, lived in London in 1955 and then Paris, where he was connected with the members of Nouveau Réalisme and their defenders Yves Klein, César, and Iris Clerc. In ...

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Greek, 20th century, male.

Active from 1960 to 1970 in Paris.

Born 24 May 1930, in Athens.

Painter, sculptor, installation artist.

Costas Tsoclis studied initially at the school of fine art in Athens then in Rome from 1957 to 1960. His work is both a comment and a play on the ambiguity of perspective. Having produced wooden reliefs of seats, tables and furniture with surprising perspectives, he constructed three-dimensional objects while observing the laws of the illusionism of perspective applied to the flat image. These trompe-l'œil in relief are surprising, annoying, slightly weakening the way we usually perceive things and exciting the imagination. Writing his own history and the history of Greece into his work, Tsoclis developed his work with videos and installations and also produced portraits linking painting and virtual image and relief paintings to the appearance of enormous pebbles, ...