in Filiatra, Messinia in 1930. Studies at the Athens School of Fine Arts
(1949-1953). In 1954 he got a French state scholarship for Paris, and between
1955-1958 he worked in advertising and the theatre in Athens. In 1958 he
settled permanently in Paris. The novelty of his work was recognised from
the first years of his stay abroad and secured for him a successful professional
activity in France, Belgium, Germany and other European countries as well
as in the USA, in collaboration with international galleries. He represented
Greece in the 1980 Biennale of Venice. A major retrospective of his work
was presented at the Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art (Thessaloniki)
and the Athens School of Fine Arts in 1997. He lives and works in Paris
Livanis. Une autre Lecture,
main material in Pavlosís works since the early 1960s has been strips of
paper, posters and other printed matter cut in a printerís machine. The
work Editions Livanis. Une autre Lecture was prepared specifically
for the exhibition "Mythologies of the Book" in Frankfurt and is the twin
of his earlier
Bibliothèque. Both works are dedicated to
books, which has been an area of deep interest to the artist.
in Athens in 1945. Studies at the Athens School of Fine Arts from 1963
to 1968. Postgraduate studies at the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich (1971-76)
with a German state scholarship. Founding member of the group "New Greek
Realists" (1971-73). Founding member of the Centre for Visual Arts (Athens
1974-76). Member of the 10/9 art group in Munich (1975). Lives and works
in West Berlin from 1977 to 1986, and in Brussels from 1987 to 1992. In
1994 he is appointed as professor at the Athens School of Fine Arts. Has
presented his work in many individual and group exhibitions in Greece,
France, W. and E. Germany. Luxembourg, Spain, Yugoslavia, Ireland, Japan,
Belgium, Cyprus, America, Sweden, etc., at private galleries and museums.
Tale of two Cities,
media on paper, 17x21cm each
drawings out of a series of 48, reproduced in the artistís book
de deux villes, (text in French and Greek), Polis, Athens 1997.
drawings, executed in Brussels, mark a mental journey through different
cultural experiences in two contrasting places, the city of Brussels and
the city of Athens, which are fused by means of memory and art.
media on canvas, 120x100cm
series under the general title The lower limbs was executed between1995-96
and is collected in the publication: Jannis Psychopedis, History lesson.
The Lower Limbs, Ferryboat Editions, Patras-Athens-Berlin-Brussels
1996, which accompanied the presentation of this series in his individual
exhibition at the Zoumboulaki Gallery, Athens, November 1996.
political aspect which is found in most of the artistís oeuvre is especially
pronounced in this series. A shift of viewpoint towards the ground reveals
the dark side of history. As he notes in his book, "the other, equally
eloquent side of history lies under the official tables of politics or
where the frame of the camera lens ends and begins what is left out as
unimportantÖ a field where the individualsí posture, walking and movements
shed light on another face of historical reality, through its minor events
and its correlations".
in Volos in 1966. Already since his student years in graphic arts and the
Athens School of Fine Arts (painting, engraving) he treats art as a multifaceted
area of human creativity. He becomes involved in the theatre, in writing
stories, in publishing and he seeks collective work for the realization
of various projects for artworks, installations and performances. In 1997
he received the Benesse Prize by the Judging Committee of the Venice Biennale
and embarked on co-operation schemes with art institutions in Japan, the
US, Britain, Spain, etc. He lives and works in Athens and Volos.
The Ascension of Dionyssios Solomos to heaven,
on zinc. Handmade edition with 10 etchings, 54x38,5cm
book was printed in May, 1990 at the engraving studio of the Athens School
of Fine Arts, under Professor Th. Exarchopoulos. The copperplates were
printed with the aid of Renata Filippousi, Evangelia Befon and Urania Anastasiadou.
Texts and headings were prepared with the aid of Ioannis Karlopoulos and
printed in silkscreen with valuable help from Akis Pirounidis. Twenty copies
were printed on 270gr. Arches Velin paper, numbered from 1 to 20 and signed
by the artist.
1999, Video 6í
video shows clearly the central axis in the artistís work of the last six
years, which is about the changeable relation between words and images
and reveals the fluid meaning of words when it comes to interpreting them
as images. This work emphasises the multiple cultural and psychological
factors which have a decisive effect on the image-forming character of
the poetic act. The first interactive vocal video-installation where viewers
created images on the screen by calling out their name was the Black
Box, which was shown at the Venice Biennale in 1997 and was awarded
the 2nd Benesse Prize.