Born in 1981, Panos is an emerging artist, from Thessaloniki, Greece. Originally being formed as an engineer, having a civil engineering degree at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and an MSc title in Environmental Protection and Management from the University of Edinburgh, his art flair and life itself have transformed him into a conceptual artist. Panos spent some time of his life studying writers like Henry Miller, Jack London, Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg, among others, charmed by the decadence of their writings.
Although he considers himself a self-taught artist, Panos has made photography and paintings courses in private art studios in London. He uses a number of mediums to give his concepts a satisfactory form. Oil, spray, collage, photography and installations are a few of them.
An Interview - Concept is My God
His core inspiration can be found in a number of sociopolitical structures. Every piece is different in execution and concept. Panos considers art as a mean to evoke than to portray.
“Contemporary art must be unwanted to any form of power. It is a form of attacking to anything that bothers us.”
Panos is also the founder of the 9th Art Wave art collaborative. 9th Art Wave is a group of artists sharing the same philosophy on contemporary art. Their art shares the pure conceptual approach along with strong sociopolitical aspect. He currently lives and works in Barcelona.
Opposed to any kind of stereotype and, influenced by Stirner’s individualistic theory, my main inspiration is the untouched institution of society, as built today, and the variety of structures it can take as a form of either a necessary co-existence or as a ”free choice”. My intention is to move the spectator beyond the conventional way of approaching the reality and its consequences. My art challenges a number of social forms, creating either provoking or philosophical and more imaginative pieces.
I consider contemporary art as a mean to evoke than to portray. It should be aggressive and provocative no matter the structure and subject. It has no limits. Contemporary art has an integral duty to be unwanted to any form of power. Creating art is a way of attacking to anything that bothers us.
Panos Antonopoulos 3-colour Screenprint & Bank Notes on Southbank Smooth - Limited Edition of 5 42cm x 29.7cm 2014 Make an Offer for this Artwork Commission an Artwork Limited Edition of 5 / I screenprints These screenprints are limited edition...View full product details
Panos Antonopoulos Giclee prints on Hahnemuehle German Etching - Limited Edition of 25 prints 59.4cm x 42cm 2014 Make an Offer for this Artwork Commission an Artwork Limited edition of 5 giclee prints How sacred is the family institution? It...View full product details
Panos Antonopoulos 6-color Screenprint on Fabriano rough paper - Limited Edition of 25 prints 63cm x 50cm 2013 Make an Offer for this Artwork Commission an Artwork Limited Edition of 25/V screenprints ”My ego is property of my own and...View full product details
Panos Antonopoulos Screenprint on Somerset textured white paper - Limited Edition of 25 prints 56cm x 71cm 2013 Make an Offer for this Artwork Commission an Artwork Limited Edition of 25 screenprints. Panos creates an artistic experiment in one of...View full product details
Panos Antonopoulos 6-colour Screenprint & Nail on Fabriano Hot Press - Limited Edition of 10 prints 50cm x 70cm 2016 Make an Offer for this Artwork Commission an Artwork These screenprints are limited edition of 10 prints of the Wall...View full product details
Panos Antonopoulos Hand-cut 10-layer stencil, Spray & Acrylic on Canvas 68cm x 131cm 2018 Make an Offer for this Artwork Commission an Artwork American Dream is part of The Kid series. The Kid is a collection of artworks where Charlie...View full product details