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Jackson Pollock
2001 ink on watercolour paper © Nectarios Stamatopoulos
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''OFF THE WALL'' 9th annual Terrace Open, London
2014 2014 group show/installation view © photo courtesy of Karl Bielik
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Monument for a market
2013 ink and acrylic on paper 21 x 29,7 cm © Nectarios Stamatopoulos
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I ought to be thy Adam...
2014 ink on fine watercolour paper 28 x 37 cm © Nectarios Stamatopoulos
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N.Y.
1999 ink on paper 35X23 © Nectarios Stamatopoulos
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Abstract no0056
2009 acrylic on card stock 24 x 28 cm © Nectarios Stamatopoulos
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Waiting
2013 pencil on paper 21 x 29 cm © Nectarios Stamatopoulos
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Point of Contact/drawing exhibition/installation view
2014 drawing installation © Nectarios Stamatopoulos
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Bridge people #3
2004 ink and acrylic on paper © Nectarios Stamatopoulos
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Pigalle
2012 pencil on paper © Nectarios Stamatopoulos
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Bridge people #5 (detail)
2005 ink and acrylic on paper © Nectarios Stamatopoulos
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Camden
2012 ink on watercolour paper © Nectarios Stamatopoulos
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LDN #1
2011 ink on paper © Nectarios Stamatopoulos
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LDN#2
2012 ink on watercolour paper © Nectarios Stamatopoulos
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Meeting M.C.
2014 oil on canvas 24 x 30 cm © Nectarios Stamatopoulos
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Truck#1
2011 ink on watercolour paper © Nectarios Stamatopoulos
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Working day in Edinburgh morning
2013 pencil on paper © Nectarios Stamatopoulos
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Get lucky
2014 xerography print 21 X 29,7 cm © Nectarios Stamatopoulos
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Untitled
2012 ink, acrylics and collage on board © Nectarios Stamatopoulos
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Adora in Wonderland
2013 ink, collage and acrylic on watercolour paper 30X44 cm © Nectarios Stamatopoulos, private commision
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Red Bull
2010 mixed media on canvas 30 X 30 cm © Nectarios Stamatopoulos
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girl#1
2009 mixed media on canvas © Nectarios Stamatopoulos, in private collection
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girl#2
2009 mixed media on canvas © Nectarios Stamatopoulos
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Faith
2008 mixed media on canvas © Nectarios Stamatopoulos
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Postal
2013 ink and acrylic on watercolour paper 28 x 41 centimeters © Nectarios Stamatopoulos, private collection
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Minotaur lunching
2013 pencil and acrylic on paper 63x44 cm © Nectarios Stamatopoulos
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Embassy Gallery Edinburgh annual member show
2014 © Embassy Gallery and Artists
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Albert Camus
2014 drawing on found image © Nectarios Stamatopoulos
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Point of Contact/drawing exhibition/installation view
2014 drawing installation © Nectarios Stamatopoulos
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installation view of ICONOMICS exhibition, portrait of Jacques Derrida
2007 mixed media installation, detail © Nectarios Stamatopoulos, in private collection
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The only person who could
2004 mixed media on wood panel 60x80 cm © Nectarios Stamatopoulos
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installation view of ICONOMICS exhibition
2007 mixed media © Nectarios Stamatopoulos
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installation view of ICONOMICS exhibition
2007 mixed media installation © Nectarios Stamatopoulos
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installation view of ICONOMICS exhibition
2007 mixed media drawing on craft paper © Nectarios Stamatopoulos
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installation view of ICONOMICS exhibition
2007 mixed media drawing on craft paper © Nectarios Stamatopoulos
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Iconomics exhibition view
2007 installation © Nectarios Stamatopoulos
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Iconomics exhibition view
2007 installation © Nectarios Stamatopoulos
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Untitled
2007 mixed media drawing on craft paper © Nectarios Stamatopoulos, in private collection
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Untitled
2008 mixed media © Nectarios Stamatopoulos, stolen
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Untitled
2009 ink and acrylic on moleskine paper 21x29 cm © Nectarios Stamatopoulos
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Junki
2014 oil on canvas 24 x 30 cm © Nectarios Stamatopoulos
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Berlin - The Photocopy Club, Urban Spree Gallery
2014 photography exhibition © The Photocopy Club
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Project 2013 / Cafe Royal Books 2013
2013 Artist's book 14 x 20 cm © Cafe Royal Books and Artists included
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2013 acrylic and pencil on paper 50x70 cm © Nectarios Stamatopoulos
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Black Swan
2012 charcoal and acrylic on paper 60X80 cm © Nectarios Stamatopoulos
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Private commision
2006 acrylic on canvas 320X240 cm © Nectarios Stamatopoulos, in private collection
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Shooting Andy
1997 ink on paper/comic strip © Nectarios Stamatopoulos
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TedXAcademy - The Journey, Benaki Museum
2012 installation
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TedXAcademy - The Journey, Benaki Museum
2012 installation
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Memory Train
2014 charcoal and collage on paper © Nectarios Stamatopoulos
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Project 2013 / Cafe Royal Books
2013 Artist's book © Cafe Royal Books and Artists included
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TedXAcademy - Step Forward, Benaki Museum
2011 installation © Nectarios Stamatopoulos
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Cafe Royal Books Project 2013
2013 Hanover Project gallery (UCLAN) exhibition view © Cafe Royal Books
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work no. 1025
2013 informal collaboration drawing with Martin Creed 17 X 12,5 cm © Nectarios Stamatopoulos/Martin Creed
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untitled
2005 mixed media on canvas 20X30 cm © Nectarios Stamatopoulos, in private collection
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''OFF THE WALL'' 9th annual Terrace Open, London
2014 group show/installation view © photo courtesy of Karl Bielik
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Waste
2005 mixed media on wood panel 25 x 45 cm © Nectarios Stamatopoulos
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Object Abuse
2013 ink and acrylic on paper 21 x 29 © Nectarios Stamatopoulos
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Towards
2011 pencil on paper 29 x 42 cm © Nectarios Stamatopoulos
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Bridge people #1
2003 ink on watercolour paper © Nectarios Stamatopoulos, in private collection
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Fading
2010 acrylic on paper © Nectarios Stamatopoulos
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Untitled
2008 acrylic on canvas 18x24 cm © Nectarios Stamatopoulos, in private collection
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Mural, Art at the front page III, Benaki Museum
2008 © Nectarios Stamatopoulos
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Untitled
2001 ink on recycled paper © Nectarios Stamatopoulos, in private collection
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untitled
2005 ink on paper digital coloured varied © Nectarios Stamatopoulos
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Nordic Fish
2014 monoprint with acrylic © Nectarios Stamatopoulos
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Children's playground
1999 enamel and collage on illustration paper 35x50 cm © Nectarios Stamatopoulos
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Like million bucks!
2001 enamel and collage on illustration paper 35X50cm © Nectarios Stamatopoulos, in private collection
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War in my Head
2001 enamel and collage on craft paper 70X100 © Nectarios Stamatopoulos, in private collection
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Educative programme
2013 acrylic and collage on card stock © Nectarios Stamatopoulos
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Art is our only hope
2014 acrylic on canvas 25 x 35 cm © Nectarios Stamatopoulos
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Trousers
2012 acrylic on canvas © Nectarios Stamatopoulos
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C' on
2011 acrylic on canvas © Nectarios Stamatopoulos
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Biography

 

Nectarios Stamatopoulos

Lives and works in Athens and London.

With background studies in Graphic Design and Multimedia Arts Production works as a professional visual artist.

His artistic output stretches in many media and is much influenced by his early stage career as an illustrator and

comics artist containing many narrative and autobiographical elements.

He has exhibited in museums, galleries and institutions in Greece, Cyprus, France, Germany, USA  and the U.K.

and his work has been featured in local and international print and online publications.

Works also as an illustrator and communication designer for print, event productions  and corporate clients

and regularly teaches drawing in seminars and workshops.

 

Using drawing as his favorite medium and with a cross disciplinary use of contemporary media he creates works

expressing and exploring ideas about the essence of human condition in the contemporary urban environment.

Incorporating drawing, painting, photography, installation, digital art, small press zines and comic art, and with

found material from a variety of sources ranging from old photographs, ephemera printed matter, comic book art

and art history references, he creates narratives challenging the perception of beauty in the decay of urban landscape.

Personal mark making, travelling and psychogeography, pop surrealism, art history and urban mythology are

reoccurring motifs in his work used as elements of a symbolic portraiture of contemporary urban life.

Much of his work ends up as printed pages in small run artist’s books and zines or as mail art, exploring these forms

as containers or exhibition spaces for art detouring the established gallery system and creating networks

for artistic collaborations and correspondence.

Participation on recent projects examines the dissemination of art and information through networks

via small scale and portable artworks.

 

nectarios_s2@hotmail.com

 

www.necen.blogspot.com

www.about.me/nectarios_stamatopoulos

 

Exhibitions/Projects

 2014

It Narratives: The Movement of Objects as Information, Franklin Street Works, Stamford CT USA, curated by Zanna Gilbert and Brian Droitcour (forthcoming)

A Book About Death, The Royal Cambrian Academy, Conwy, Wales UK, International Art Project organised by Sonja Benskin Mesher RCA UA (forthcoming)

Focus Latin America: Art is our Last Hope, Phoenix Art Museum, Arizona USA, exhibition of mail art curated by Vanessa Davidson and John Held Jr. (forthcoming)

Off the Wall - 9th annual Terrace Open, Terrace Gallery and Studio, London UK, group show curated by Karl Bielik

Life, Liberty, And The Pursuit Of Pizza, Franklin Art Center / Resident Artists Gallery, Brainerd Minnesota USA, group exhibition

Salon des Refusés, Dog Eared Studios, London UK, exhibition of artworks rejected by the RA Summer Exhibition

RA Summer Exhibition 2014, Royal Academy of Arts, London UK, two drawings shortlisted, not hung

Berlin - The Photocopy Club, Urban Spree Gallery, Berlin Germany, urban xerox/photography group show curated by Matt Martin

Lush Vibes, Franklin Art Center / Resident Artists Gallery, Brainerd Minnesota, USA, group exhibition curated by Casey Hochhalter

Point of Contact, Manifactura Gallery, Athens, solo exhibition of drawings

12X12X2014, Franklin Art Center / Resident Artists Gallery, Brainerd Minnesota, USA, group exhibition

 Salonely, Embassy Gallery, Edinburgh, UK,  Annual members show

 2013

Object Abuse, Spinach art space,London, UK, international curatorial project by McCormack and Gent

Metabolism, Cheap Art Gallery Halandri, Athens, group exhibition

Postal, Franklin Art Center / Resident Artists Gallery, Brainerd Minnesota, USA, international mail art exhibition

Un seul grain de riz, Metanoia Gallery, Paris, France international collaborative exhibition with small scale artworks

Against Lethe, by LesYperYper / 5th  ICTVC / Margaris Foundation, University of Nicosia, Cyprus, exhibition of Mail Art in the framework

of the 5th International Conference of Typography  and Visual Communication

2013 Project by Café Royal Books, Hanover Gallery, University of Central Lancashire, Preston UK,

with two drawings exhibited and a third included in the C.R.B. limited edition artist book published

on the occasion of the event, this publication in TATE library special collection catalogue

2012

Counter Culture – The emergence of a new social subject since 1980, C.A.M.P. Contemporary Art Meeting Point, Athens, with limited edition

self published zine exhibited, photo of the work and artist reference in the publication of the book ‘’Counter Culture - The emergence of a new social

subject since 1980’’  published by Idiomorfi publications

14th International Comics Festival of Athens, Diplareios School, Athens, with eight pages of comic art

TedXAcademy 2012, The Journey, Benaki Museum, Athens, set design and art installation created on the concept of the event

Art at the Front Page, Chania Museum of Typography, Chania GR, with commissioned cover painting  for Athens Voice

Paper, Manifactura Gallery, Athens, collaborative exhibition with works on paper

2011

TedXAcademy 2011, Step Forward, Benaki Museum, Athens, set design and art installation created on the concept of the event

Arteshop, Temporary project space, Athens, collaborative exhibition with paintings

2010

Party in the Park, art and music festival by Jumble Fresh Collective, Grove Gardens Dunstable, London UK, small scale works of urban art

Art Athina, International Contemporary Art Fair of Athens, Arteshop gallery, Faliron Pavilion, Athens, with one painting exhibited

5th Science Fiction Festival of Syros, Hermoupolis exhibition space, . Syros GR with four pages of comic art

2009

Art and music festival by Jumble Fresh Collective, Old Shop project space, Louton UK, small scale works of urban art

13th International Comics Festival of Athens, Technopolis exhibition space  – City of Athens, Athens, with four pages of comic art

2008 

Even if they ‘ve stolen our voice… , by 9 Comics magazine and Eleytherotypia newpaper Microcosmos Cinema Foyer, Athens,

with four page comic art created on the occasion of the screening of the film ‘’La Antena’’ by Argentinian director Esteban Sapir

Art at the Front Page III, Benaki Museum, Athens, with commissioned cover painting for Athens Voice,  participation to collaborative mural

drawing created on the occasion of the event, artist profile included in the publication of A.V. book

2007

Small is Smart,  Arttower Agora / ArtnetGalleries, Athens, collaborative exhibition with small scale artworks

Yuri the Dog – Truth or Anagrammatism?  by Vinyl Microstore, Vavel exhibition space,  Athens, with three pages of comic art, side event of Yuria 2007

Music Festival by V.M. Collective

Kyklades 2107 - 3th Science Fiction Festival of Syros, Old Town Hall of Hermoupolis exhibition space, Syros GR, with three pages of comic art

Iconomics, Manifactura Gallery, Athens, solo art show

Violence in everyday life… , by 9 Comics magazine and Eleytherotypia newpaper Microcosmos Cinema Foyer, Athens, with four page comic art

created on the occasion of the screening of the film ‘‘I  psyxi sto stoma’’ by Greek director Giannis Ikonomidis,

2006

12 Words - 36 Images, Manifactura Gallery, Athens, collaborative exhibition with paintings

HappyDays 4, Manifactura Gallery, Athens, collaborative exhibition with paintings and hand crafted design items 

2005

Composition-Dècomposition - Thanassis Psaros et Nectarios Stamatopoulos, Institut Français d'Athènes, Athens two persons show with paintings

and comic art, exhibition organized by the French Embassy in Greece, curated by Elisabeth Bargue

Art at the Front Page I, Benaki Museum, Athens, with commissioned cover painting for Athens Voice, artist profile included in the publication of A.V. book

2004

Rendez Vous au Bande Dessinee,  Institut Français d'Athènes, Athens, Greek and French comics new talents show, exhibition organized by the

French Embassy in Greece,

Anthropolis, Manifactura Gallery, Athens, collaborative exhibition with paintings and hand crafted design items  

2000

Trash Art, Technopolis exhibition space  – City of Athens, Athens, paintings  with recycled materials

 

 

 

 

 

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