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Konstantinos Patsios

1977
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Greece

Konstantinos Patsios is a Greek artist, born in 1977.

Education

  • 2007     Athens School of Fine Art, Z ‘ Painting Laboratory, Tutors: Y. Psychopaidis, M. Spiliopoulos, Additional Laboratory: Sculpture, Tutor: N. Tranos (graduated with distinction).
  • 2000     University of Piraeus- Economics and Law of the European Union.
  • 1997     Erasmus programme scholarship, Poitiers- France (Grand ecole de commerce).
  • 1990     Rhodes Island School of Design – Scholarship in painting by “Ziridis School” – Providence. USA.

Represented by Varvara Roza Galleries

 

ARTIST STATEMENT

My work is a synthesis of several painting metaphors, from conceptual art and expressionism to pop art, all delivered in a
sense of mockery and irony and an invitation to critical discourse. Although they may seem naïve at first sight, I think there is a strong underlying political dimension in my pictures. I use a variety of expressive media, from painting, sculpture and photography to large scale installations. Art and especially image have their own rules: they go beyond paint, brushes and paper, over to constitute a narrative. Psychoanalysis is not sufficient by itself to interpret an image. A piece of art provokes aphorisms and coincidences. It may not be in itself a cause for war, but it will always be a mirror. One of the principles in my work is the synthesis of non-matching materials, data and the completion of an unequivocal picture. Another personal obsession has to do with confusion: sometimes when the narrative is tiring to my viewer, I juxtapose a tangled mess in order to stop thinking and start seeing! I would like my work to form a new field of thinking where all contradictions are resolved and a new type of harmony governs both the visual and the logic!

Selected Events

Solo Exhibitions

  • 2020     ‘Where are the lotus eaters?’, Blender Gallery, curated by Yiannis Bolis , Athens, Greece
  • 2019     ‘The Scrambled Papers Theory’, Alma gallery, curator: Louisa Karapidaki, Athens, Greece
  • 2019     Ink and Botox,The Pulse gallery,curator:Louisa Karapidaki ,Astypalea-Greece
  • 2018     Art Market Budapest, International Art fair, Alma gallery, Budapest, Hungary
  • 2018     ‘Contradictions’, Soul Food, Tinos island, Greece
  • 2016     ‘The Lost Parthenon’ ,Melkart Gallery, curator Leonie Gavrias, Paris, France
  • 2015     ‘Positions’, Berlin art fair, Alma gallery, Berlin, Germany
  • 2015     ‘The Twisted Odyssey’,Underdog gallery, curator: Mikaela Vergotti, London, United Kingdom
  • 2015     ‘The Twisted Odyssey’, Blender gallery, curator: Mikaela Vergotti, Athens, Greece
  • 2013     Emotional Collective, Cube Gallery, Patra, Greece
  • 2010     The Vitrina Project, Solo Presentation, Athens, Greece
  • 2010     K.N. Patsios presents The Divine Comedy, Fizz gallery, curator: Alexios Papazacharias, Athens, Greece
  • 2010     ‘The Roller Coaster’, installation, ekfrasi – Yianna Grammatopoulou gallery, Athens, Greece
  • 2009     ‘Koukou’, artis causa gallery, curator: Maria Kenanidou, Thessaloniki, Greece
  • 2009     ‘ReMap 2’, Sugar Mao, Thermopylon 27, curator: Marina Fokidi, Athens, Greece
  • 2008     K.N. Patsios presents Mr. Cannibal, Fizz gallery, Athens, Greece

 

Selected Group Exhibitions

  • 2020     ‘For it is the darkness which bears the light..’, Cultural Foundation of Tinos, Alma Gallery, curated by Manos Stefanidis ,Tinos, Greece
  • 2020     ‘SALO VIII’, Salon du dessin erotique, curated by Laurent Quenehen and Maria Xypolopoulou, Paris, France
  • 2020     ‘Meta-Kinesis’, Alma Gallery, curated by Yota Dimitriou and Maria Almpani, Athens, Greece
  • 2019     ‘Overview Effect’, Thessaloniki International Film Festival, Metropolitan Organization of Museums of Visual Arts of Thessaloniki, Greece
  • 2019     ‘(MOMus)’, curated by Orestis Andreadakis, Thessaloniki, Greece
  • 2019     ‘Come together..right now’, Alibi Gallery, curated by Matina Charalambi, Athens, Greece
  • 2019     ‘Les fleurs du Mal’, Project Gallery, curated by Yiannis Bolis, Athens, Greece
  • 2019     ‘7Ply Project’, French Institute, Thessaloniki, Greece
  • 2019     ‘Still Allive’, The Project gallery, curator: Yannis Bolis-Alexandros Maganiotis, Athens, Greece
  • 2019     ‘Amor Vaccui’, ID Project art space, curator:Maria Xanthakos, Louisa Karapidaki, Athens, Greece
  • 2019     Art Market Budapest, International Art fair, Alma gallery, Budapest, Hungary
  • 2019     ‘100\% Strange’, Aabenraa Kunsthandel, Aabenraa, Denmark
  • 2019     ‘Flash Back’, Alma gallery, Athens, Greece
  • 2019     ‘Summer is a state of mind’, ΙD Project art space, curator: Maria Xanthakos, Athens, Greece
  • 2019     ‘Unfortunately, Zeus was feeling horny…’, Skoufa gallery, curator: John Bolis, Mykonos, Greece
  • 2019     ‘Treat me mean, I need the reputation…’, Skoufa gallery, Mykonos, Greece
  • 2019     ‘Man on the moon’, The Project Gallery, curator: Alexandros Maganiotis, Athens, Greece
  • 2019     ‘Welcome – The European Hospitality and its Borders’, The Project gallery, curator: Megakles Rogkakos-Ioannis Arhontakis, Athens, Greece
  • 2019     ‘The Parthenon frieze’, an artistik statement, curator: Yannis Psychopaidis, Teloglion Foundation, Thessaloniki, Greece
  • 2018     ‘There far away…on the island of salvation’, Serbs in Corfu, The Old Fortress-Latin Chapel, curator: Louisa Karapidaki, Corfu, Greece
  • 2018     ‘The memory of the revolution’, contemporary Greek artists, Katsigras museum, curator: Yannis Bolis, Larissa, Greece
  • 2018     Art Thessaloniki International Art Fair, Artshot gallery, Thessaloniki, Greece
  • 2018     Democracy, Eptapyrgion-State museum of contemporary art, curator: Yannis Bolis-Catherine Kousoula, Thessaloniki, Greece
  • 2018     ‘7Ply Project’, French Institute, Thessaloniki, Greece
  • 2018     ‘Prossalendi’s Britannia’, Ionian Academy, curatοr: Megakles Rogakos, Corfu, Greece
  • 2018     ‘Die kunst ist ein ausweg bei sexuellen problemen’, Sigmund Freud Dream Museum, curator: Megakles Rogakos and Ioannis
  • 2018     Arhontakis, St.Petersburg, Russia
  • 2018     ‘Yellow me’, The Box, curator: George Oratis, Athens, Greece
  • 2018     Imago Mundi the Luciano Benetton collection, Salone degli Incanti, Trieste, Italy
  • 2018     ‘The walking dead art’, Athens conservatoire, curated by M Art , Athens, Greece
  • 2018     ‘Symfony in 20 parts’, National Museum of Contemporary Art, curator: Yannis Bolis, Thouli Misirloglou, Thessaloniki, Greece
  • 2018     ‘Flashback’, Blender gallery, curator: M.Mavroudi, Athens, Greece
  • 2018     ‘Contemporary Greek Artists, 100 years of the October Revolution’, Athens school of Fine Arts, curator: Yannis Bolis, Athens, Greece
  • 2018     ‘New homelands’, Museum of Greek Folk Art, curator: L.Karapidaki, Athens, Greece
  • 2018     ‘Less is more’, Evripides Art Gallery, Athens, Greece
  • 2017      Biennale Archipelago Mediterraneo-Mediterranean Routes, Cantieri Culturali Alla Zisa, Palermo, Italy
  • 2017     ‘The poligious issues’,25/2-2/4/2017, the Crown, Schieda, The Netherlands, 20/5-11/6 EAT-Antwerp-Belgium, 15/7-26/8   Museum Ursulinenconvent-Eijsden-the Netherlands, 7/9-24/9 Mir museum-Gleisdorf-Austria, 3/11-30/11 National art Gallery, Dobrich, Bulgaria
  • 2017     ‘Boobs, semiotics of breasts’, The Art foundation, Athens, Greece
  • 2017     20 years of the Moschandreou gallery of modern art, Messolonghi, Greece
  • 2017     Art Athina, Blender Gallery, contemporary art fair, Athens, Greece
  • 2017     Art Athina,Veryoung Contemporaryart, Athens, Greece
  • 2017     MEDinART exhibition, Athens science festival 2017, Athens, Greece
  • 2017     ‘Ernst und Rosa, Reality Check’, The ArtWall, curator: Agnes Tatzber, Athens, Greece
  • 2017     ‘The Memory of the Revolution’, Contemporary Greek Artists-100 years after the October Revolution, State Museum of Contemporary Art, curator: Yannis Bolis, Thessaloniki, Greece
  • 2017     Greek Counter Example, Blender Gallery, Diplarios School, curator: Thanasis Moutsopoulos, Athens, Greece
  • 2017     ‘Sticky Fingers’, Blender Gallery, curator: Leonie Gavrias, Athens, Greece
  • 2017     ‘MigrArtion’, Espace Christiane Peugeot, Paris, France
  • 2017     ‘Boobs, semiotics of breasts’, The Art foundation, curator: Areti Botsari, Athens, Greece
  • 2017      We could be heroes, Blender gallery, curator: M.Mavroudi, Athens, Greece
  • 2017      Jouet, Alma gallery, curator: Yannis Bolis, Athens, Greece
  • 2016     ‘Fake’, The Pulse Gallery, curator: Louisa Karapidaki, Athens, Greece
  • 2016     ‘Action Field Kodra’, Mind the Gap, curator: Maria Kenanidou, Thessaloniki, Greece
  • 2016     Atithasa Niata, Evripides Gallery, curator: Louisa Karapidaki, Athens, Greece
  • 2016     ‘New Era Eaudesea’, House of Cyprus, curator: Irini Bazara, Athens, Greece
  • 2016     Art Athina, Blender Gallery, contemporary art fair, Athens, Greece
  • 2016     Art Athina, Melkart Gallery, contemporary art fair, Athens, Greece
  • 2015     19 Artists for Tsitsanis, Alma Gallery, curator: Eleni Gatsa, Trikala, Greece
  • 2015     ‘Kaleidoscope’, Alma Gallery, curator:Eleni Gatsa, Trikala, Greece
  • 2015     ‘Unrealism’, Alma Gallery, Athens, Greece
  • 2015     ‘Trace-Elements’ ,Lola Nikolaou gallery, Thessaloniki, Greece
  • 2015     ‘7ply Project’, State Museum of Contemporary art, Thessaloniki, Greece
  • 2015     Mykonos Biennale, curator: Lydia Andrioti, Mykonos, Greece
  • 2015     ‘The labyrinth of kypseli’, Athens, Greece
  • 2015     The Affordable Art Fair, Blender gallery, London, United Kingdom
  • 2015     ‘Filoxenia’, Museum of contemporary art, curator: Megaklis Rogkakos, Chania, Crete, Greece
  • 2015     ‘Heroica’, A2014rt Athina, Platforms, curator: Provo Principles, Athens, Greece
  • 2014     ‘Why so serious?’ Blender Gallery, curator: Leonie Gavria and Jason Theofanidis, London, United Kingdom
  • 2014     ‘Dia’, Byzantine and Christian Museum, curator: Dora and Elina Theodoropoulou, Athens, Greece
  • 2014     ‘Blue stories’, Cube Gallery, Patra, Greece
  • 2014     ‘Vanitas’, curator: Cube Gallery, John Bollis, Irini Papakonstantinou, Old baths, Patra, Greece
  • 2014     ‘On the road’, Galleria Arte Saranta, Tirana, Albania
  • 2014     ‘ASasperger’, curator: Dora Vasilakou, Evaggelia Constantakou, Cheap Art Chalandri, Athens, Greece
  • 2014     ‘Stavrose ton (crucified him)’, Trianon Megaron, curator: John Arxontakis, Chania, Crete, Greece
  • 2014     ‘Images of the sea’, Athens School of Fine Arts, Perseas Programme, Athens, Greece
  • 2014     ‘Up’, metamatic TAF, Thessaloniki, Greece
  • 2014     ‘Art Athina’, Blender Gallery, Athens, Greece
  • 2014     ‘Art Athina’, Statement made, curator: Artemis Potamianou, Athens, Greece
  • 2014     ‘Artist cards’, Elika Gallery, Athens, Greece
  • 2014     ‘Sxedia Simeioseis Sxedies’, Papatzikou Gallery, curator: Christos Theofilis, Veroia, Greece
  • 2013     ‘Prokat’, curator: Thanassis Moutsopoulos, Ηellenic American Union, Athens, Greece
  • 2013     ‘Moments of becoming’, Blender Gallery, curator: Leoni Gavrias, Athens, Greece
  • 2013     ‘Metavasi’, curator: Provo Principles, John Bollis, Municipal Art Gallery, Athens, Greece
  • 2013     ‘Kavafis and the city’, Gavriilidis editions – Poems and crimes, curator: Yiannis Psychopaidis, Athens, Greece
  • 2013     ‘The cabinet’, Re Map 4, curator: George Tserionis, Athens, Greece
  • 2013     ‘Τhe grey cube show’, On studio, curator: Μaria Koumianou, Chania, Crete, Greece
  • 2013     ‘Sharing art’, Cube Gallery, Patra, Greece
  • 2013     ‘State of mind’, Supermarket Art Fair, Lo & Behold, Stockholm, Sweden
  • 2013     ‘See 2’, Peri Technon Gallery, Patra, Greece
  • 2013     ‘Persona Non Grata’, Art Athina, Platforms, curator: Provo Principles, Athens, Greece
  • 2013     ‘Art Athina’, We 33, Platforms, curator: Open Hasiakou Gallery, Athens, Greece
  • 2012     ‘Tracing Traces’, ekfrasi – Yianna Grammatopoulou gallery/ fizz gallery, curators: Artemis Potamianou –Georgia Kotretsos, Athens, Greece
  • 2012     ‘back to Athens 2012’, CAMP! Contemporary Art Meeting Point, curator: Tzortzina Theou, Athens, Greece
  • 2012     ‘Returning from Utopia’, New Reality, About, curator: Yiorgos Tserionis, Athens, Greece
  • 2012     ‘Postscraps’, CAMP! Contemporary Art Meeting Point, curator: Provo Principles, Athens, Greece
  • 2012     ‘Reculture 1’, Patra, Greece
  • 2011     ‘Summertime’, Diatopos Gallery, Nicosia, Cyprus, Greece
  • 2011     ‘Lol’, TAF, curator: Provo Principles, Athens, Greece
  • 2011     ‘seXarsi’, Booze Cooperativa, curator: Megakles Rogakos, Athens, Greece
  • 2011     ‘Undisclosed Recipients’, TAF, curator: Panos Skouloudis, Athens, Greece
  • 2011     ’52 Hertz’, Melina Mercury, Hydra, Greece
  • 2011     ‘Greek Island’, Korai 4, Athens, Greece
  • 2011     ‘See’, Open Hasiakou Gallery, Athens, Greece
  • 2011     Michalis Kakoyiannis Foundation, artistic intervention in the theatrical play “Nobody Else” (dir.: Kirki Karali), Athens, Greece
  • 2011     Final group show, Vitrina project, Athens, Greece
  • 2010     ‘Artists support curators’, Kappatos gallery, Athens, Greece
  • 2010     ‘Coming Soon’, Fizz gallery, Athens, Greece
  • 2010     The Vitrina Project, Athens, Greece
  • 2010     3rd Anniversary exhibition, Artis Causa,Thessaloniki, Greece
  • 2010     ‘Rooms to let’, The Art Foundation, curator: George Georgakopoulos, Athens, Greece
  • 2010     ‘Cinephil’, Michalis Kakoyiannis Foundation, group show, curator: Yiannis Psychopaidis, Athens, Greece
  • 2010     ‘With eyes open’, The Container, Thessaloniki, Greece
  • 2009     Action Field Kodra, Hinterland, dialogue b, curator: Maria Kenanidou, Thessaloniki, Greece
  • 2009     The Artweek project, curator: Anne Lildholdt Jensen, Aabenra, Denmark
  • 2009     ‘Zulu/ require a tag’, Perikleous 44, Guru, Athens, Greece
  • 2009     ‘Art Athina’, Fizz gallery, Contemporary Art Fair, Athens, Greece
  • 2009      Miden Festival, Kalamata, Greece
  • 2009     Athens Photo Festival, FNAC, glance at the city, Athens, Greece
  • 2009     ‘The Arty-Farty show’, Obi uptown, curator: Alexios Papazacharias, Athens, Greece.
  • 2008     Art Athina/Open plan, gallery ekfrasi-Yianna Grammatopoulou, Contemporary Art Fair, curated by Bettina B, Athens, Greece
  • 2008     Art Athina, Athens Ville, curator: Marina Fokidi, Athens, Greece
  • 2008     ‘The portrait of a museum’, Averof Museum, Metsovo, Greece
  • 2008     Athens School of fine Arts, Graduation exhibition, Athens, Greece
  • 2008     ‘The Meeting Point’, group exhibition, P65, Athens, Greece
  • 2007     Contemporary Istanbul, Gallery ekfrasi-Yianna Grammatopoulou, Contemporary Art Fair, Istanbul, Turkey
  • 2007     ‘Belle arte Lamia’, Modern Art Exhibition, [1st award], Lamia, Greece
  • 2007     ‘Action Field Kodra’, Participation at the 7th Visual Arts Festival, Section Rooms to let, Thessaloniki, Greece
  • 2007     ‘Kreation’, Varvakios Market, May 2007, Athens School of Fine Art Students exhibition at the meat market, Athens, Greece
  • 2007     ‘Goldener Centaur’, Represented Athens School of Fine Art in painting at a European competition of visual arts, Münchner Künstlerhaus, Munich, Germany
  • 2007     ‘Artists beehive’, Kipseli Municipal Market, 12 young artists exhibiting at the market, curator: Leda Kazantzaki, Athens, Greece
  • 2007     4th Greek Fine Art Students Biennial,  Maris hotels, Rethimno-Crete & Athens Metro, Exhibition space of Syntagma Station, Crete, Greece
  • 2006     ‘Digital freaks install the noise’, Three day festival including video, performances, cinema & dj sets. Curator and participator, Technopolis (Gazi), Athens, Greece
  • 2006     ‘FATA MORGANA’, Benaki Museum, Visual approaches to the poetry of Nikos Kavvadias, Athens, Greece
  • 2005    ‘Video Readings’ – E.M.S.T. – A.S.K.T. Presented the video art piece “La jalousie des hombres” on body art, Athens, Greece
  • 2005     ‘Poésie en images’, French Institute, Athens Young artists group show on French poetry, Athens, Greece

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