Greek contemporary artist Michail Kolonis (1992) in his artworks embraces his country's rich art history dating back to Ancient Greece.
Michail was creating art since the age of fifteen and has developed different techniques over the years. He mainly works with alabaster statues, spray cans and markers, creating colourful art-pieces which are full of contrasts - not only visually, but also in their meaning.
Ancient Greece is known until nowadays as a civilisation that developed many innovations, new ways of thinking and canons of culture and art, which we recognize best in Greek sculptures. These sculptures represented Gods from Greek Mythology, portraying beauty standards of those times.
Michail, be it a painting or a sculpture, takes these great examples of Greek beauty canons, and adds a touch of today’s culture. With spray paint and markers, he covers the ancient deities with symbols, marks and tags that reflect today’s cultural “obsessions” - the things that the civilisation of the XNUMXst century thinks and dreams about.
Michail says that his way of expression portrays the decadence of our world, and by reforming the Ancient Greek statues into a new art, it clearly shows the absence of an order in the new world.
The artist lives and works in Thessaloniki, Greece.
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