This is Yannis Stavrou

Yannis Stavrou (born June 21, 1948 in Greece) is a contemporary Greek artist, painter.

Yannis Stavrou (Γιάννης Σταύρου in Greek) was born in Thessaloniki, Greece. He originally studied sculpture at the Athens School of Fine Arts since painting won him over. He currently lives and works in Athens.

He has over and done with thirty one solo shows and participates in group exhibitions. His landscapes and seascapes are not classical fashionable as the sea is just a motive for his colour palette even if the shapes of his ships are more conceptual and impressionist than figurative.

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After a quite long times of involvement in a form of “modern academism” he is now going through a new stage, in which the form becomes more abstract, but the method of painting and the technique of paint and brush follow strictly the old perpetual methods.

To the brush intervenes the knife in numerous layers of colour; in contradiction to the mat effect in his older work, his recent paintings are glistening – this enhances strongly the richness and the genuine texture of the oil colour (oil painting).

The art historian, critic Manos Stefanidis wrote very nearly Yannis Stavrou’s function in 2006 (excerpt from the essay below the title “Glass Eyes, Resurrected Gazes – On Yannis Stavrou’s Paintings” by Manos Stefanidis):

Dr Manos Biris, Professor of the Architecture History in the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), wrote more or less Yannis Stavrou in 2000 (excerpt from the start to Yannis Stavrou’s catalog under the title “Greece in Colours”, 2000):

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