''The inspiration for the artist is like breathing, you do not think when you breathe''
The first period
Greek painter, born in 1958 in Patras. From a very early age, he showed a great interest in painting and finally followed this artistic path, being very active in the period participating in many individual and group exhibitions in Greece and abroad from 1983 to 1988. 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. He attended freelance drawing and painting lessons from the Russian School in Florence and Rome.
From the first to 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! In the period 1983 -1988, he participated in several solo and group exhibitions in Greece and abroad. In 1985, he awarded, in a national painting competition, in Piraeus, as best younger, talented painter in Greece. His paintings can be found in art venues, Museums, Art Galleries and private collections.
The Return - comeback
His return in 2017 was unexpectedly positive, his works were preferred by collectors in Europe and U.S.A. In a very short period of time, he was accompanied by many proposals, artistic spaces, to present his works and technique, inspired mainly by the Greek sea and nature, at the same time he decides to capture on the canvas with his own artistic style, the developments in society and science, at the same time he studies anatomy and chromatology, mainly in Florence, constantly updates his knowledge with new methods and techniques applied in modern and contemporary painting!
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 color correlations and an entirely personal style. The unique relationship he develops on the canvas with the colors, 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.
From 2017 to today he participates, with great success, in many solo and group exhibitions in Greece, a few:
● Thessaloniki, Myro Gallery
● Patras, Agora Argyrh - Polyhedron
● Spetses, Anargyrios School
● Hydra, Municipality
● Zakynthos, Sentido Luis
● Xylokastro, SF Space Art
● Larissa, Remember me
● Halkidiki, Marelia Art Place
For 2020 they are scheduled:
● Santorini, Art Space, Argyros
● Amorgos, Aegialis Art Place
● Athens, E Studio Gallery
● Embassy of Venezuela, under the supervision of Historical Art, Annita Patsouraki
● Embassy of Cuba, under the supervision of Historical Art, Annita Patsouraki
Some selected references for his art:
● ART AND DESIGN INPIRATION (FEATURED ARTIST JUNE 2020)
● ARTBAAZAR Interview
● ARTBAAZAR Tribute to works of art
● ARTRPORTAL Interview
● ARTwanted, Featured Artist
● SINGULART, on December 2019, he was suggested by Singulart as one of the best artists of the year.
● Polis Magazino, Interview
● IT S ONLY ARTS, Artist of the day
● UGALLERY, Best of seascape Artists
Fine Arts Society of Patras Kostis Palamas