Nectarios Stamatopoulos (b.1976)
is a visual artist based in Athens Greece.
With background studies in Design and Multimedia Arts Production his artistic output
stretches in many media and includes drawing, painting, photography, artists book and installations.
In 2022 he was shortlisted for the Derwent Art Prize of Drawing and an installation of his series of drawings
'Black Voices Correspondence'
was included in the 'Captured Beauty' art show at the
Newlyn Art Gallery
along with works selected from the Arts Council UK.
His work has been exhibited in museums, institutions and galleries worldwide in venues such as
the Royal Scottish Academy, Tate Gallery /Space Project Room, Royal West of England Academy,
Royal Ulster Academy, Royal Cambrian Academy, Derby Art Museum,
Phoenix Art Museum, Reece Museum ETSU, Ray Johnson Estate (USA), S.M.A.K. Ghent (Be),
Karuizawa New Art Museum (Japan), Reykjavík Art Museum (Island), Benaki Museum,
NEON Organization, Institut Français d'Athènes, Theocharakis Foundation.
He has been an artist in residence at the Royal West of England Academy presenting there his
specially commissioned ''I am not here'' project for the Drawing Lab, part of RWA / Drawn exhibition 2017.
It is an ongoing interactive artwork and curatorial project about drawing and collaborative practice
including internationally renowned names like Yoko Ono, Martin Creed, Michael Landy, David Horvitz,
John Baldessari, Steve Dalachinsky and others, to amateurs and people with special abilities.
His work has also been selected for inclusion in exhibitions by Art Societies like the Society of Scottish Artists
and the Royal Scottish Society of Painters in Watercolour, and has been featured in local and international print
and online publications such as Dazed Digital, Cafe Royal Books, The Photocopy Club and others.
Works are held in the collection of various museums and libraries worldwide, most notably MoMA Library,
Tate Library, Ray Johnson Estate and many private collections.
He has contributed work for various charity events and auctions such as the Edinburgh Macmillan Art Show,
National Brain Appeal, The Strokes Association, Hospital Rooms, Visual Aids NY and TedxAcademy.
Working experience includes communication design, scenography and illustration for various clients
and regularly teaching drawing in seminars and workshops.