Nectarios Stamatopoulos

Website: http://www.nectariosstamatopoulos.com

Email: nectarios_s2@hotmail.com

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Ice Cream, ink on watercolour paper, 2014

Junki, oil on canvas, 2014

The Boy, pencil on pape

Leith Roof, various water media on paper, 2015

Tranent, various water media on paper, 2016


Statement

Using drawing as his favorite medium and with a cross disciplinary use of other media he creates works expressing and exploring ideas about the essence of human condition in the contemporary urban environment.
Incorporating drawing, painting, photography, installation, digital art, small press zines and comic art, and with found material from a variety of sources ranging from old photographs, ephemera printed matter, comic book art and art history references, he creates narratives challenging the perception of beauty in the decay of urban landscape. Personal mark making, travelling and psychogeography, pop surrealism, art history, politics and urban mythology are
reoccurring motifs in his work used as elements of a symbolic portraiture of contemporary urban life. Much of his work ends up as printed pages in small run artist’s books and zines or as mail art, exploring these forms as containers or exhibition spaces for art detouring the established gallery system and creating networks for artistic collaborations and correspondences.
Participation on recent projects examines the dissemination of art and information through networks via small scale and portable artworks.

Biography

Nectarios Stamatopoulos (b. 1976).
Lives in Athens and works both in Greece and UK.
Background studies include Graphic Design and Multimedia Arts Production.
Artistic output stretches in many media and works in both abstract and representational forms. His work has been exhibited in museums, galleries and institutions worldwide, in venues such as Tate Britain, Royal Scottish Academy, Derby Art Museum, University of Central Lancashire (UK),
Phoenix Art Museum, Reece Museum ETSU, Ray Johnson Estate (USA), Karuizawa New Art Museum (Japan), Reykjavík Art Museum (Island)
Benaki Museum, Institut Français d'Athènes (Greece) and others, and his work has been featured in local and international print and online publications.
Works in various museums, libraries and private collections in Greece, UK, and the USA most notably MoMA Library and Tate Library amongst others.
Works also as an illustrator, comics artist and communication designer for press, print, and corporate clients and regularly teaches drawing in seminars and workshops.