Nectarios Stamatopoulos



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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


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.


Nectarios Stamatopoulos (b.1976) is a visual artist based in Athens GR.
His artistic output stretches in many media and is much influenced by his early stage career as an illustrator and comics artist containing many narrative and autobiographical elements.
Background studies include Graphic Design and Multimedia Arts Production.
Exhibitions in museums, institutions and galleries worldwide in venues such as Tate Gallery,
Royal Scottish Academy, National Galleries of Scotland, Royal West of England Academy,
Royal Ulster Academy, Royal Cambrian Academy, Derby Art Museum, University of Central Lancashire,
University of Leeds (UK), Phoenix Art Museum, Reece Museum ETSU, Ray Johnson Estate (USA),
Karuizawa New Art Museum (Japan), Reykjavík Art Museum (Island), Benaki Museum, NEON Organization,
Institut Français d'Athènes, TEDxAcademy and others.
He has been an artist in residence at the Royal West of England Academy presenting there his
specially commissioned ''I am not here'' project for the Drawing Lab, part of RWA / Drawn exhibition 2017.
It is an ongoing interactive artwork and curatorial project about drawing and collaborative practice
including internationally renowned names like Yoko Ono, Martin Creed, Michael Landy, David Horvitz,
John Baldessari, Steve Dalachinsky and others, to amateurs and people with special abilities.
His work has also been selected for inclusion in exhibitions by Art Societies like the Society of Scottish Artists
and the Royal Scottish Society of Painters in Watercolour, and has been featured in local and international print
and online publications such as Dazed Digital, Cafe Royal Books, The Photocopy Club and others.
Works are held in the collection of various museums and libraries worldwide. Most notably MoMA Library,
Tate Library, Ray Johnson Estate and in many private collections including the collections of
Sir Richard Heaton KCB, Sir Paul Smith and others.
He has contributed work for various charity events and auctions like Edinburgh Macmillan Art Show,
National Brain Appeal, The Strokes Association, Hospital Rooms, Visual Aids NY and TedxAcademy.
Working experience includes communication design, scenography and illustration for various clients
and regularly teaching drawing in seminars and workshops.