Kampanis Markos

He was born in 1955 in Athens. He studied painting at the Wimbledon School of Art (1974-1975) and the St. Martins School of Art (1975-1978).
His painting and printmaking works, as well as his drawings present great thematic variety: landscapes, interiors, still life, people, nudes, and even abstract compositions. However, a large part of his oeuvre is related to Mount Athos where he has painted a significant number of hagiographies, icons and frescoes in the monasteries.
Both as painter and printmaker, he tirelessly explores the potential of his media, experiments with his materials and often applies mixed techniques. He uses the monotype technique to process variations of his artworks. His oeuvre is known for its artistic simplicity and expressive capacity, as well as for the apt transformation of traditional elements into a modern personal idiom. He is particularly interested in the relation between tradition and contemporary art. His recent projects are centered mainly on two subjects, Ruins and the topography of the Odyssey.
Furthermore, he illustrates books, curates exhibitions and edits publications, and has worked as a stage designer.
He has presented several solo exhibitions and has participated in group ones in Greece and abroad. In 1984 he participated in the 15th Biennale of Alexandria. A number of his works are in museums and private collections.