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.

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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.

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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.

Artist Statement

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.