Short Bio

 

 

Giorgos Staikos has entered into various artistic fields: conceiving and performing mural paintings in bars, cafes, clubs and other venues; painting and constructing scenes for Greek theater companies; setting up constructions, sculptures and installations for advertising companies; painting the interiors of Christian orthodox churches (hagiographie) and several portable icons upon request of churches or individual clients; painting portraits under commission and teaching drawing, painting and icon painting for the last 12 years.He holds a Master of Fine Arts from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.

 

Giorgos Staikos is an artist, who illustrates his thought through a sequence of drawings and paintings, which may eventually evolve into an installation. Ηis theme is mainly about ways and situations people use to malignantly manipulate nature and mankind using arrogant manners and abusive tactics. Furthermore, he uses headings, ironically interpreting them and visually transforming them into images. 

 

The aesthetic wording of his work involves mainly black and white. The expression of ideas is therefore terse and direct, leaving no place to the superfluous. Light is shed on the symbolic meaning and the tragic aspect of choices, showing how short insight and self-centered perception lead to malicious exploitation of nature and people.

 

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Artist‘s statement

 

Art-logical, emotional, mysterious- is involved in all aspects of my life.

Without being bounded by such a purpose, art serves me as a tool to analyze and broaden my perception.

I usually work by making random sketches and drawings.

At times, some of them start to form one or at least one meaning, that I just try to follow and see where it leads me . That‘s why I usually work on series, some of which eventually evolve into installations. When that happens, I consider it is a successful outcome, because the initial idea was strong enough to lead me there and able to express itself more fully.

Installations have that power because they involve space and create a bi-directional relationship between artwork and reality, stating that reality can be a conjecture as well as the artwork, which is extremely important to me.

We can be absolutely sure of nothing.

We never stop learning. The more confident we are about something, the more we risk pretending even to ourselves-that we know something. The more it adds to our knowledge, the more we realize that we have to rearrange or reject cognitive systems or structures that once we considered important.

As for a belief there is a multitude of assumptions to support it, similarly in Art, we try by using small fragments of lies to construct a truth.

 

In the end we can only conjecture conjectures safely.

 

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                                                                                         Exhibitions

 

  • 2021  _ Art Stalker. Berlin GER, "Threads of Freedom" Exhibition with "Téchne" Art-team 
  • 2020  _ Illuseum Berlin. Berlin GER, “Missing Nature”  Exhibition with “Téchne” Art-team
  • 2018  _ Gallery Made in Wedding. Berlin GER, Solo exhibition: “Vestiges”
  • 2018  _ Interkulturelles Zentrum Genezareth, Berlin GER, Participation with icon paintings at the                multicultural event: Griechisch im Kiez, 

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Giorgos Staikos  artist

 

             Curriculum vitae.

 

 

       Date of birth:     05.08.1972

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2021                    Art Stalker, Berlin/GER. Co organization, curation and participation in the multimedia group-exhibition

                           "Threads of freedom" by "Téchne"  Art-team 

 

2020                     Illuseum Berlin, Berlin/GER. Group Exhibition  "Missing Nature" with "Téchne" Art-team

 

2018                     Gallery  Made in WeddingBerlin/GER.  Solo Exhibition "Vestiges"

 

2018                     Interkulturelles Zentrum, Genezareth, Berlin/GER.  Participation with icon paintings at the multicultural                                     event  Griechisch im Kiez

 

2017                     Aristotle University of Thessaloniki , Thessaloniki/GR.  Graduated with Master of Fine and Applied Arts

 

2016 - present      Greek - Orthodox Church Christi Himmelfahrt , Berlin/GER. Workshop:  Teaching icon-painting to adults

 

2013 - present      Greek - Orthodox Church Christi Himmelfahrt , Berlin/GER.  Painter, detailed icon paintings

 

2011 - 2012         University Summer Camp, Halkidiki/GR.  Teaching Painting-, Drawing- and Construction Techniques to                                          children  age 5-12

 

2009 - 2013        Oxygen Advertising Company, Thessaloniki/GR.  Freelancer, Conceptualizing and constructing installations                                   for advertising and promotion campaigns, and special interest events

 

         04/2013             The Mall,   Athens/GR.  Installations “Characterized Easter eggs” in the center of the shopping mall for Easter    decoration

 

         02/2013             Mediterranean Cosmos, Thessaloniki/GR.    Different Installation “Rapunzel” & “The Fairy's House” in the

                                    center of the shopping mall for Disney Promotion Campaign  

 

         12/2012             Mediterranean Cosmos, Thessaloniki/GR. Installation “Piano Playground” in the center of the shopping mall and

                                    around, for Christmas decoration

 

         07/2011              Bravo Coffee, Thessaloniki/GR.  Installation “Cup & Saucer” (height: 3.20 m) for Advertising Campaign Event

 

         02/2011              Mediterranean Cosmos, Thessaloniki/GR.  Different Installations (“Masks”) in the center of the shopping mall and

                                    around, for Carnival decoration.

 

         12/2010              Mediterranean Cosmos, Thessaloniki/GR.  Different Installations (“Christmas tree”, “Nutcracker”, “Stars and

                                    Moon” “Santa’s Workshop”) in the center of the shopping mall and around, for Christmas decoration

 

          07/2010             Pyramis Kitchen Inspirations, Thessaloniki/GR. Installation “Fry Pan” (size: 5 m x 2.50 m) for Advertising

                                    Campaign

 

          12/2009             Mediterranean Cosmos, Thessaloniki/GR. Installation “Pomegranate” for Nutrition Advertising Campaign

 

        04/2009 & 2011  Mediterranean Cosmos, Thessaloniki/GR. Different Installations (“Origami”, “Easter egg”. Flower garden”, “Flower

                                   cage”, “Butterflies”) in the center of the shopping mall for Easter decoration

 

2007 - 2011        State Theater Northern Greece, Thessaloniki/GR.  Freelancer, General stage decor preparation /                                                      construction for theater plays

 

2007 - 2012       Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki/GR.  Studies at the department of Fine and                                                          Applied Arts             

 

2008 - 2011       Church Assumption of Mary, Nea Peramos/GR.  Painter, detailed icon wall painting                                                                         works throughout the entire church

 

2010                  Theater Egnatia,Thessaloniki/GR.  Stage decor preparation for the play “The Piper of Hamelin”

 

2009                  Theater Aristoteleion, Thessaloniki/GR.  Stage decor preparation for the play “Just between us”

 

2008                  Nordeco Interior Design Agency, Thessaloniki/GR.  Assistant of head interior designer Antonis                                                       Morfidis, Conceptualizing and constructing installations for Bar-Cafes and Venues.

 

2008                 Church Assumption of Mary, Orestiada/GR.  Painter, detailed icon wall painting works                                                                     throughout the entire church

 

2005- 2007       Church Saint Athanasios, Orestiada/GR. Painter, detailed icon wall painting works throughout the                                                   entire church .  

 

 2006                 Church Saint George, Neas Vyzzas/GR.  Painter, detailed icon wall painting works.

 

 2005                 Theater Egnatia, Thessaloniki/GR.  Stage decor preparation for the play “Die another day”.

 

 2005                 Church Prophet Ilias, Sterna/GR.  Painter, detailed icon wall painting works throughout the                                                            entire Church.

 

 1998-2000       Art and Color Shop, Orestiada/GR. preparation Directing Manager and owner. Purchasing and selling pieces of                             art, accessories, art tools and materials.

 

1991 - 2013     Multiple freelancer employments for Bars, Cafes, Clubs and other Venues: Orestiada, Evros - Area,                                                        Athens, Thessaloniki, Santorini, Ios /GR. Detailed interior design works, e.g. Paintings, installations                                                 and constructions for e.g. Tithora Clubs in Athens and Santorini, Café Rave Orestiada, Naos Club                                                   Athens.

 

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