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

Sokratis Evgenidis


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Sokratis Evgenidis                                                                                                                                                          

 

Greek painter, born in 1958 in Patras. From a very young age, he showed great interest in painting and finally followed this artistic path, participating in many solo and group exhibitions in Greece and abroad from 1983 to 1988. In 1985, Dimitris Mitaras, Rector of the Athens School of Fine Arts, was impressed by his artistic dexterity and asked him to attend the School, as a special talent. He attended freelance lessons drawing, anatomy and chromatology classes of the Russian School of Painting in Florence and Rome.

Until 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 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.

His return in 2017 was unexpectedly positive, his works were very quickly preferred by collectors in Europe, the USA and Asia.

In a very short time, he was accompanied by many proposals, artistic spaces, to present his works and technique, inspired mainly by the Greek sea, nature, but also in general his artistic search has no barriers, the universe, society, science, woman and the evolution of life, are imprinted on the canvas in a transparent and clear visual way.

Constantly updating his knowledge with new methods and techniques applied in contemporary painting, he believes that we do not learn anything for a period of time in our lives, on the contrary, evolution and recognition comes through our total participation and relentless knowledge until end!

In the summer of 2019 he painted in the countryside, in Santorini, in Mykonos, in Monemvasia, in Paros and in the small Cyclades.

For the summer of 2021 are planned in artistic spaces, the live creation of works of art, in Santorini and in Fish Village Arkoudi of the Prefecture of Ilia of Peloponnese.

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 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.

 

Recent artistic activities.

 

Individual exhibitions 2019-2020

● 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

● Santorini, Art Space, Argyros

● Amorgos, Aegialis Art Place

● Athens, E Studio Gallery

 

Group Exhibitions 2019-2020

● Embassy of Venezuela, under the supervision of Historical Art, Annita Patsouraki

● Embassy of Cuba, under the supervision of Historical Art, Annita Patsouraki

● Art Prize Luxemburg

 

Invited artist in 2020-2021 by:

● MADS Gallery, Milano

● NYART Gallery, New York

● Clio Art Fair, New York

● MAMAG Museum, Vienna

● ITSLIQUID, Venetia

● PERSEUS Gallery, for ARTSY

● FLORENCE BIENNALE

● Rossocinabro Gallery, Rome

 

Recent Posts: Links

 

● Singulart Interview

https://blog.singulart.com/en/2021/03/24/5-minutes-with-sokratis-evgenidis/

● ART AND DESIGN INPIRATION (FEATURED ARTIST JUNE 2020)

https://artanddesigninspiration.com/meet-featured-artist-sokratis-evgenidis/

● ARTBAAZAR Interview

https://artbaazar.com/blogs/artists-interviews/a-fate-bequeathed-to-me-with-sokratis-evgenidis

● ARTBAAZAR Tribute to works of art

https://artbaazar.com/blogs/latest-news/artbaazar-online-magazine-issue-6-april-2020

● ARTRPORTAL Interview

https://artportal.gr/prosopa/sinentefkseis/sokratisevgenidisinterview.html?fbclid=IwAR1DaKa_XgUY5xS5N8j_njrsI-wEwG_r4FEcJ-JL_ZTQl9Q5f-yDwB21x7s

● ARTwanted, Featured Artist

https://www.artwanted.com/browse/featured.cfm

● SINGULART, on December 2019, he was suggested by Singulart as one of the best artists of the year.

https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/?tab=rm&ogbl#search/What+were+your+favorite+artworks+of+2019/FMfcgxwGCZwmjhHxSbWQkLjFWbzGtNnF

● Polis Magazino, Interview

https://www.polismagazino.gr/%cf%83%cf%89%ce%ba%cf%81%ce%ac%cf%84%ce%b7%cf%82-%ce%b5%cf%85%ce%b3%ce%b5%ce%bd%ce%af%ce%b4%ce%b7%cf%82-%ce%b7-%ce%ad%ce%bc%cf%80%ce%bd%ce%b5%cf%85%cf%83%ce%b7-%ce%b3%ce%b9%ce%b1-%cf%84%ce%bf%ce%bd/

● IT S ONLY ARTS, Artist of the day

https://www.itsonlyarts.com/2019/03/photo-of-day.html?fbclid=IwAR2VBaLIWJIPl6CC8gGHPaBvryUZzLrw6S4OSiMDDHraY1qv4YJsYTS7DP0  

 

 

 

 

 

Fine Arts Society of Patras Kostis Palamas    http://www.kostispalamas-fas.gr/portfolio-item/eugenidis-sokratis/