Born in Athens in 1954, Miltos Pantelias studied engraving and lithography at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts and Art Plastiques at Paris 8 University in Paris where he lived for eleven years.
He has presented his artwork in thirty individual exhibitions in Greece, France, Cyprus, Belgium and UK and several group exhibitions and art meetings in Greece and abroad.
The definition of the palimpsest constitutes the framework of M. Pantelias’ experimentations. The palimpsests refer to old manuscripts which have been erased in order to write new writings on them, this double-written reading defines a new place and becomes the carrier of new interpretation producing a new image. He studies and is inspired by the mechanisms of memory, the past, its recall and transformation into something new, in a new time. The notion of Palimpsest in memory, as it is represented through Pantelias’ work, affects his practice too and finally is reflected through it. Multiple layers of processing which are not always visible; the fabric, the paper and at the same time, in this tranquil frame, the detail in the folds contributes in a sense of an aerial movement.
The most of his artworks function as monumental instantanés that release an aura with intense elements of nostalgia and lust, which is also reinforced by the characteristics of his art, the obsession in the detail and the quiet use of colour.
2018: Mémoire Atemporelle, Periple Arts et Lettres, Bruxelles
2017: Folded Memory, Evripides Art Gallery, Athens
2016: Galerie Altoe, Wittersdorf, France
2014: Palimpests Folds, Nitra Gallery, Thessaloniki
2012: Terra Mater, Bazaios Tower, Naxos, Greece
2012: Maison Du Chevalier, Carcassonne, France
2011: Tholiai te kai apoptygmata, Atrion Gallery, Thessaloniki
2009: Arcadian Museum of Art and History, Levidi, Greece
2009: ArtGallery, Alexandroupolis, Greece
2006: Sensus Rescriptus –Draperies, Skoufa Gallery, Athens
2006: Diosimeia, Art Gallery, Alexandroupolis, Greece
2005: Diosimeia, Alma Theater, Athens
2002: Ecritures paralleles, Espace Periple, Bruxelles
2001: Palimpsests II, Ermoupoleia 2001, Syros, Greece
1999: Palimpsests I, Gallery Trigono, Kifisia, Athens
1998: Skoufa Gallery, Art Athina 6, ‘98
1997: Wigmore Fine Arts Gallery, London
1997: Parallel natures, Espace Periple, Brussels
1996: Terracotta Gallery, Thessaloniki
1994: Gallery Opus 39, Nicosia, Cyprus
1993: Hyacynthos Gallery, Kifisia, Athens
1993: Terracotta Gallery, Thessaloniki
1990: Terracotta Gallery, Thessaloniki
1990: Astrolavos Gallery, Pireus, Greece
1985: Nees Morfes Gallery, Athens
1981: Kamara Gallery, Monemvasia, Greece
1980: Nees Morfes Gallery, Athens
He has made numerous engravings and lithographies for special numbered editions. His artwork is included in many important public and private collections in Greece and abroad.