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Spyros Prokopiou


Nicosia, Cyprus

26 Works exhibited on Kooness

Current location

Los Angeles, CA, USA

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Works by Spyros Prokopiou

Who Likes the Finer

2020

41 x 61cm

1550,00 €

Sagaciously Sited

2020

41 x 61cm

1550,00 €

Epicurean

2020

41 x 61cm

1550,00 €

Xenomorph

2021

70 x 91cm

3600,00 €

Unchangeable

2021

70 x 91cm

3600,00 €

Rejected I & II

2016

100 x 135cm

4500,00 €

Paralysis

2021

70 x 91cm

3600,00 €

Intrinsic Abilities

2021

70 x 91cm

3600,00 €

Ideas in Mind XVIII

2021

30.5 x 41cm

850,00 €

Ideas in Mind XVII

2021

30.5 x 41cm

850,00 €

Ideas in Mind XV

2021

30.5 x 41cm

850,00 €

Ideas in Mind XIV

2021

30.5 x 41cm

850,00 €

Ideas in Mind XI

2021

30.5 x 41cm

850,00 €

Ideas in Mind X

2021

30.5 x 41cm

850,00 €

Ideas in Mind IX

2021

30.5 x 41cm

850,00 €

Ideas in Mind VIII

2021

30.5 x 41cm

850,00 €

Ideas in Mind VII

2021

30.5 x 41cm

850,00 €

Ideas in Mind VI

2021

30.5 x 41cm

850,00 €

Ideas in Mind V

2021

30.5 x 41cm

850,00 €

Ideas in Mind III

2021

30.5 x 41cm

850,00 €

Ideas in Mind I

2021

30.5 x 41cm

850,00 €

Hypothermia

2021

70 x 91cm

3600,00 €

Different Destiny

2021

112 x 132cm

5100,00 €

Borrowed Bodies

2021

112 x 132cm

5100,00 €

Body Mapping

2021

132 x 112cm

5100,00 €

Acceptance. Concept that concerns me until today. Pursuing the human body tries to substantiate and reveal inaccessible aspects that I have never dared to awake. An attempt to shake the stagnant waters of an inner dignity, that stirring the riddles which reconstructs and identifies the truth.

The art works’ idea begins as the “thin line” that defines death and eroticism –in all its magnitude- by the body as benchmark. As a conclusion is a research based on the deformity, “illness”, human experimentation and post war data, based on that particular research field changed from the embodiment of the subject to the acceptance of personal information. All the different elements that were investigated in my art work are presented through the dominating theme of mixing bodies.

Forms entangled, mixed up, sometimes interlaced and sometimes alone shape the composition of the surface as intangible entities to a nonexistent/absent space. The subconscious consolidation of human being – anthropocentric drawings – led to the teratogenic creations, where the integration of innocence body together with the ugliness of a teratogenic form turned out to be the main theme of my work. Having a realistic suspicion as a return for the unconventional and acceptable, with the complete yield of the volume, coexist and converse with what is accepted and what is normal – simple use of outline through the drawing process – balance all the rudiments and statements.

The impersonal process of research converted to personal. Finding photographic documentary for the negotiation of personal concerns was the core of the artistic intervention. Pictures indicating death, decay, corruption, was the beginning of a process, which as fate, had an inner need of answering to experiential and empirical questions.

Pencil, charcoal, chalk form the illusion of a shadow that integrates the shapes and hides the stories of the characters. The element of transparency through the black and white materiality of my artistic pieces, is important for the puzzle that is completed slowly, but yet again dissolved to thousand of thoughts. The stagnation of the forms with my life experiences, record my personal concerns in order to let me free to connect with the viewer as well as myself.

Education

2016

  • Aristotle University Bachelor of Fine Art: Painting with integrated Master’s degree

2019

  • New York Academy of Art-Master of Fine Art: Drawing / Printmaking

Solo Exhibitions

2021

  • Foreign Bodies, The O Gallery, Larnaca, Cyprus.

Group Exhibitions 

2021

  •  VirtualArtists2020, Virtual Gallery, team based in London, U.K.

2020

  •  Winter Group Exhibition, The O Gallery, Larnaca, Cyprus.

2020

  •  Playground, Saint Maison, Online Gallery, Technical team based in Tokyo.

2020

  •  An Intimate Glance: Studies & Prints, peri-Tēchnes, virtual show, team based in NY, U.S.A.

2020

  •  3 Angels Modern Gallery, Larnaca, Cyprus.

2020

  •  Salon Show, The Green Point Gallery, New York, U.S.A.

2019

  •  Pop-Up at Di Donna Gallery, Di Donna Gallery, New York, U.S.A.

2019

  •  MFA Thesis Exhibition NYAA, Wilkinson Gallery, New York, U.S.A.

2019

  •  Tribeca Ball, NY Academy of Art, New York, U.S.A.

2018

  •  Container & Content, Larnaca Biennale, Larnaca, Cyprus.

2018

  •  Join The Dots, Salone Degli Incanti, Trieste, Italy.

2018

  •  New Horizons in Painting II: The Unpredictability of Ideas, Frissiras Museum, Athens, Greece.

2018

  •  Little But Fierce, Chashama Space for Artists, New York, U.S.A.

2018

  •  Deck the wall, New York Academy of Art, New York, U.S.A.

2018 

  • Santo Santa, Casa Equis y Los 14, Mexico City, Mexico.

2018

  •  TrabecaBall, New York Academy of Art, New York, U.S.A.

2017

  •  Art Noir, New York Academy of Art, New York, U.S.A.

2017

  •  Deck the wall, New York Academy of Art, New York, U.S.A.

2017

  •  Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki, Greece.

2017

  •  Lucas Venetulias, Teloglion Foundation of Arts, Thessaloniki, Greece.

2016

  • The Most Right Swiped Men, BenSousan Han, Thessaloniki, Greece.

2016

  • Moi Comme Nous, French Institute, Thessaloniki, Greece.

2016

  • A Sound Mind in a Sound Body, ALMA Gallery, Athens/Trikala, Greece.

2016:

  • Between Land & Sky, Dormitories former camp Kodra , Thessaloniki, Greece.

2015

  • Error: Happy Accidents, Action Field Kodra, Thessaloniki, Greece

2015

  • Lucas Venetulias, Teloglion Foundation of Arts, Thessaloniki, Greece.

2014

  • Art and Madness, Cultural Centre Melina, Athens, Greece.

2014

  • Telemachos Kanthos Foundation, Kanthos Art Center, Nicosia, Cyprus.

2014

  • In Between, Metapolis, Athens, Greece.

2013

  • 6th International student Triennial, Marmara University, Faculty of Fine Arts, Istanbul, Turkey.

2013

  •  Indications, Artis Causa Gallery, Thessaloniki, Greece.

2013

  • To the point, Angelon Vima, Athens, Greece.

2012

  • Telemachos Kanthos Foundation, Kanthos Art Center, Nicosia, Cyprus.

2011

  • “The Great Well-Known And Unknown”/“Paul Klee – A Walk With Color”, after 11th International Art Competition, Cultural Centre, Rybnik,    Poland

2011

  • Kyrenias’ Municipality, Nicosia, Cyprus.

2011

  • Olympic Central Committee, Nicosia, Cyprus.|Honors

2020

  • 15th ARC Salon Semi-Finalist

2018-19 

  • Bob Colacello Scholarship

2018-19

  •  NYAA Scholar Award

2018-19

  •  Cyprus Children Foundation

2017-19

  •  Levention Foundation Scholarship

2017-18

  •  Presidential Scholarship, NY Academy Of Art

2017

  • Beijing Biennale Shortlisted for Cyprus Representation

Public Collections (selected):
• Teloglion Fine Arts Foundation, Greece
• Frissiras Museum, Greece
• Luciano Benetton Collection, Italy
 

Publications 
2018

  • Larnaca Biennale, MEM The, ISBN978-9925-7489-0-7

2017

  •  The Unpredictability of Ideas: NEW HORIZONS, Author: Frissiras Museum, ISBN 978-618-82154-3-6

2015

  •  Action Field Kodra: Error, Author: A.F.K., ISBN 978- 960-221-564-7

2013

  • Connecting the Dots: 6th International Student Triennial, Author: Marmara University Faculty of Fine Arts

Awards:

2019-20

  • Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, Robert Blackburn Printmaking Award

2017

  • 1stPrize, L. Venetulias competition, Teloglion Foundation of the Arts, Greece

2011

  • World Award, 11th International Art Competition, “The Great Well- Known And Unknown”/“Paul Klee- A Walk With Color”, Poland

2010

  • 1st Illustration Prize, Teen Novel, Cultural Foundation of the Bank of Cyprus (published in 2011)

2008

  • 2nd Illustration Prize, Children Novel, C.F.B.C., Cyprus

2006

  • 2nd Prize, DY.S.EURO European Painting Competition