Yiannis Dendrinos is a visual artist, based in Athens, Greece. In one of his exhibitions, entitled “Astronaut” he is presenting sculptures made of recycled scrap parts which are representing spacecrafts, robots and various fictionnary elements used in science-fiction movies. He attemps to introduce his ideas of space art in the visual arts.
Kerstin Stepan is an artist, living close to Hamburg, Germany. She is creating amazing collages and has participated in several exhibitions around the world. As she points out in her site: “In the media, we see pictures every day. These pictures seem familar, because they correspond with our learned ways of seeing and perceiving. Doing collage, I want to make reality look foreign to us again. Every day experience shall strike the spectator as the extraordinary. Real things from real life will look aloof in collage. This is my opportunity to re-see the world and to make the subconscious visible. I work on and with old paper, mostly from antique books and magazines, which I buy on flea markets or at the antiquarian’s. This is a quite economic way for me to do art.” You can enjoy her work in her personnal website.
Elpida Panonidou is a professional visual artist living in Athens Greece. She is a graduate of the Greek fine art school academy and works more than 10 years as a fine art teacher in a Greek high school.
Yannis Dendrinos is not merely what we refer to as “sculptor”. Is somehow an explorer and a visionary. The 18 sculptures displayed in the exhibition entitled “Astronaut”, beyond the concept of functional construction as fixtures, they combine imagination, light and darkness, luxury and simplicity, and most importantly the need for exploration and creation.
Philippos Photiadis was born in Athens. He studied architecture at the Rhode Island School of Design (BFA 1993, B. Arch 1994) and at Harvard Graduate School of Design (M. Arch 1999). He worked for Skidmore Owings and Merill and Bernard Tschumi Architects, in New York, and Michael Photiadis Architects, in Athens, Greece. He is a founding member of the creative office ‘we design’ based in Athens (since 2001). He taught as a lecturer at the University of Patras department of Architecture, first and second year design studios (2007-2010).He has participated in noumerous group and solo art exhibitions in Athens, at the galleries Agathi, Martinos and Zoumboulakis. In 2011 his fairy tale ‘Zaphiris Kontopitharos’ was published by Militos publications.