Born in 1981, Panos Antonopoulos 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.
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.