I was born in Thessalonica, North Greece and I was brought up in Athens.
During my short Greek period I start studying Visual Arts and Theatre but I left Greece at a very young age for numerous reasons. I immigrated to The Netherlands's where I live permanently. In the Netherlands I continued my studies, History of Art, at the University of Utrecht.
period I worked together with various Dutch sculptors and composers, participating
in numerous joint audiovisual projects and
exhibitions in Dutch,
German and Italian Galleries and Museums. At the same time I worked as
Art Director in several Dutch Art Film Productions.
Then, my focus shifted and I worked intensely in the Dutch Theatre exploring and combining on stage all facets of the Arts resulting into a rich Audio-Visual Alive Art form. A succession of 35 projects came to live. A repertory inspired by the Classic Greek, Elizabethan, and contemporary Mythology, Literature and Music.
Most of the 90's I was invited to teach about these forms. I worked as head teacher at the Academy of Arts of Utrecht leading the - especially designed for this purpose - faculty Theatron Design. In addition I worked in the Dutch Television in Cultural TV Productions mostly as Art Director.
Starting 1998, determined to express all my experiences into a more approachable form, I began creating images. In the beginning I used traditional methods: oil - color combined with egg - tempera on prepared wooden panels according to Byzantine and Renaissance techniques. Then, after getting acquainted with the possibilities of the Computer I discovered a - new to me - vehicle for my expression needs. Combining traditional techniques together with various image and video processing computer programs I create till this very moment, images and audiovisual forms: Omnimedial Images
My inspiration sources and aims remain always the same:
Exploring the Symbiosis and the conflict of the Classic and Up to Date Cultural and Technological Elements.
I do see myself not so much as a traditional painter but more as a storyteller. Although I am -continuously - improving my techniques, I use them only as a writing medium.
Same way as a music composer I try to achieve a more universal language. With an alphabet of cultural memories, quotations of the Past, Signs of our Everyday Reality I try to build up mirrors in which someone could face The Human Condition. Reflections that might revive or invigorate - shared to be - knowledge and values of our society
I call my Images Omnimedial not only because I make them using any thinkable
discipline, from oil colors and photography to sculpture and multimedia.
But also because, making them, I try to speak to as many different people