Everything in art news and stories from the art and craft scene of contemporary Greek artists.

Watercolor painting by Philippos Photiadis

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.

Leather handmade necklace

Christina Karakalpaki was born in Athens, Greece. Her architectural studies have given her the technical and aesthetical knowledge to balance between the large and the small scale with agility, while at the same time feeding her curiosity in order to explore the spaces in between them. She has attended several seminars on jewelry design and micro-sculpture, she has participated in Greek and international exhibitions and her work has been featured in design magazines. The last few years she maintains a workshop in Athens and has established collaborations with museum art shops, local jewelry stores and galleries.

Handmade ceramic cups by Vanessa Anastassopoulou

Vanessa Anastasopoulou was born in 1972 in Athens. She is Royal College of Art graduate in painting. She exhibited in four solo exhibitions and since 1997, she has participated in many group exhibitions in Greece and abroad. Some of artworks are owned by international organisations. (Deutsche Bank, British Airways, Aylesford Newsprint).

Fashion design by Filanthi Bogea

Filanthi Bogea was born in Athens in 1982. Her first contact with fashion design was in 2005, through designing and making traditional Greek costumes. The designer retains her personal collection until today, with which she covers most of Greece and provides various types of artistic events. She has also worked on designing and making costumes for the stage, participating in theatrical performances, short films & music videos. From 2006 to 2009 she studied costume, garment design and pattern, and haute couture at the public school of the Ministry of Culture in Athens, after which she began designing clothes for her and her friends. In 2011 she participated as a designer & model in the total appearance contest “international TrendVision award” and reached the finals in New York, after getting the first place in Greece. During 2012 – 2014 she was working as a fashion designer for a well-known sports clothing company, and today she is designing and producing her personal special collection of handmade and some of kind clothing.