''The inspiration for the artist is like breathing, you do not think when you breathe''

Sokratis Evgenidis


Sokratis Evgenidis                                                                                                                                                          


The first period

Greek  painter, born in 1958 in Patras. He was professionally active in various industries, such as fashion and culinary sales. From a very early age, he showed a great interest in painting and finally followed this artistic path, being very active in the period 1983 to 1988. He started painting as a child and was independently trained, learning from famous painters. In 1985, Dimitris Mitaras, Dean of the Athens School of Fine Arts, was impressed by his artistic flair and asked him to attend the School, as a special talent. At that time he had already developed other activities and that did not allow him to pursue his dream. Dimitris Mitaras, understanding his increased obligations, gave him the unique privilege of tutoring him at his free time, from 1985 to 1987.


The second period

From 1988 to 2017, he abstained from increased painting activity. In this period, his painting passion was only expressed during his free time. His of absence from professional painting in this period, perhaps hindered the recognition he truly deserved. In 2017 he makes a powerful comeback and is now passionately devoted to his great love!


The comeback

His comeback in 2017 was unexpectedly positive. In a very short time, he received many proposals from art venues, galleries, museums and municipalities to present his unique works and technique, inspired by Greek seascapes and the landscape. In 2018 he participated, with great success, in group exhibitions held - in chronological order - in Patras, Thessaloniki, Athens, Patras.

In the summer of 2018, he held a solo exhibition in Spetses island, where his works were sold to art collectors and lovers. For 2019, solo and group exhibitions have been scheduled, both in Greece and abroad.

In 2019 he took part in two group exhibitions at the Agora Argiris in Patras, a solo exhibition at Clara Art in Arkoudi of Ilia area, an individual exhibition dedicated to the art of '' SF '' in Xylokastro, Korinthos, an individual exhibition at the luxurious Hotels, Zante Park and Galaxy Premium Hotel, an individual exhibition at the luxurious Luis Hotel Sentido group in Zakynthos, has also been planned, an individual exhibition in Hydra at the Melina Merkouri Hall of the Municipality of Hydra's island.


Distinctions 2019

• From 2019, he is an official member of the American UGallery!


• In January, the historical art page, Greek painters, publishes the artwork ''Arivarisma'', studying to modern artists.

Page, from which distract, incredible reviews!


• On January 17th, with his Artwork, ''Kalymnos'' was awarded the artwork of the day at Artquid Gallery with participants from all over the world!


• On March 19, his Artwork "Arkoudi, Psarochori" is the best painting of the day for all over Greece!


• On April 2019 he becomes an official member of Artsper Gallery

•On May 2019 is proposed by U Gallery, the best artists, with the best seascapes


•On June 2019 is proposed by Art and Design Inspiration, the best artists, with the best Artworks


The technique

He uses both oil and mixed paints. His inexhaustible theme triggers emotions in viewers, mainly with reference to nature, the Greek landscape and the sea. His paintings, created using brushes and palette knives, express modern, contemporary, free and decisive movements, influenced by impressionism, yet with an expressionistic twist. Without always avoiding contours, but often with an abstract predisposition, he prefers to guide the view and perception of viewers, through intense colour correlations and an entirely personal style. The unique relationship he develops on the canvas with the colours, techniques and materials is shaped a lyricism, which is the result of the religious devotion that Sokratis Evgenidis has found in the unwritten rules of this exquisite art. In the period 1983 -1988, he participated in several solo and group exhibitions. In 1985, he was awarded, in a national painting competition, in Piraeus, as best, younger, talented painter in Greece. His paintings can be found in art venues, hotels and private collections.



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