What I do :
I create original pieces of art with a variety of mediums: two-dimensional works (illustrations, painting, collage) & three-dimensional work (sculpture, installation). I publish conceptual art books & I design high quality gift items with my art prints at: www.storymood.com. I also do work on commission for private individuals, government or businesses.
My story :
I am a self taught artist born in Germany, with Greek-German Nationality. I studied at the German College for Graphic Design & Advertisement in Athens. My creative journey started in 2002 with a long and very successful career as a creative director in advertising and publishing companies which played a crucial role in my artistic expression.
My year long practice in creating concepts on demand and finding unique original ways to implement them through various types of media contributed in developing a unique skill of combining art and creative concepts even on issues that are on demand.
As a child who was raised in the 1980s my artistic expression is very much influenced by the aesthetics of that decade: the styles and movements in contemporary art at that time, the increasing engagement between art and popular culture influenced by MTV, Saturday morning cartoons, and product branding that was extreme and prominent.
I started exhibiting my artwork & illustrations in 2002
and so far I have had:
7 solo exhibitions :
2002: Love I at pallas theatre in athens
2003: Blue at private house (island) vouliagmeni in athens
2005: Positive energy at gazi in athens
2006: Think Green at kolonaki square in athens
2009: I love 80's pop art at mommy's in athens
2010: Love II at mommy's in athens
2011: New York Art Expo , in New York.
participated in 7 group exhibitions:
2002: Volvo S40 group exhibition in athens
2006: Cowparade athens public art exhibition
2007: Love day by cartier in athens
2008: Hearts in athens public art exhibition
2010: Beating hearts group exhibition in athens
2011: Love your body group exhibition in athens
2011: 1+25 artists for special olympics group exhibition in athens
Through the years I have designed & created several artworks on commission for private individuals & businesses like : the coke bottle that represents greece in the coca cola museum in Atlanta, various illustrations & artworks for Unilever Hellas, a large custom artwork for the entrance of Coca Cola headquarters in Athens. Large paintings for Cartier in Greece. All the paintings for a summer house at the island of Kefallonia in Greece and many others projects for private individuals.
2012 "storymood" is born with the motto: making stories happen! An online concept store and gift boutique. There I design & produce high quality & stylish gift items.
check it out here :
I constantly challenge my creativity and that shows in the diversity of my artwork and methods.
I consider my art to be unpredictable, restless and emotional.
My Passion motivates me. I find Inspiration and influences almost everywhere: it is all about perspective & perception.
Every piece of art I create begins with an emotion: I feel pleasure when I paint and that keeps me always hungry for more.