Lot 54 - STMTS - Take a look in the sky pt.1
Acrylics on Paper
A6 (10x15cm) Original Artwork
Signed on Verso
STMTS is a Greek visual artist, working in painting, street art and illustration. Born in 1993 in Athens, he studied at the Athens School of Fine Arts and began exhibiting at a young age. He has been featured in exhibitions, commissions, and collections in the USA, Europe and Middle East. His work appears in multiple museums and institutions, including the National Hellenic Museum in Chicago, the Benaki Museum, Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center, Onassis Cultural Centre (SGT) in Athens, and beyond. His work has been exhibited in several international art fairs, including Art New York, Art Miami, Art Wynwood, Palm Beach Modern + Contemporary, SCOPE Miami Beach etc.
His commissions include projects for Nicky Jam, KPMG, Doctors Without Borders (MSF), SOS Children’s Villages, Carpisa, Doctors of the World etc. He has also been featured in campaigns of Adidas and Reebok.
His street art is some of the most recognizable in the city of Athens, generating global interest and impact. His street art can be found in publications like the New York Times, the Guardian, La Repubblica, Washington Times, Russia-24, i-D, Spiegel, YLE and Vice.
His most well-known work ‘I Love Life’ has gone viral in recent years and is loved by people all over the world with some saying that it has reached iconic status.
Athens School of Fine Arts
STMTS selected exhibitions:
"Power of Innocence"/ Avant Gallery / Hudson Yards, New York City, NY, USA
"Crossing the lines"/ Athens Art Gallery / Athens,GR
Special participations / exhibitions / festivals :
CHEAP festival / Bologna,IT
"A.Tassos 1914-1985" / Benaki Museum / Athens,GR
“A Child’s World”/ Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center / Athens,GR
Art New York / Avant Gallery (Stand 212) / New York City,USA
Palm Beach Modern + Contemporary / Avant Gallery (Booth PB650) / Palm Beach,USA
Art Miami / Avant Gallery (Booth AM337) / Miami,USA
Art Wynwood / Avant Gallery (Booth AW318) / Miami,USA
SCOPE Art Show / Avant Gallery (Booth G05) / Miami Beach,USA
"The Street Is My Gallery" / National Hellenic Museum / Chicago,USA
"No Respect" / Onassis Cultural Centre (SGT) / Athens,GR
Statement about AOAP Submitted Artwork
I painted 3 postcards using acrylic colours through brushes and sprays. For me they work all together as a unity, like a triptych, but of course the viewer could see each one of them separately as an independent work. The title is "Take a look in the sky" and is about an innocent glance of a girl looking in the sky at the migratory birds, the one sky captures colours of the sunrise and the another one of the sunset.
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