Giorgos Stathopoulos

Biography Selected works

Biography

Giorgos Stathopoulos, born on April 16, 1944, in Kallithea of Agrinio, Greece, embarked on his artistic journey at the Athens School of Fine Arts - ASFA (1966-1971). Under the guidance of mentors like Yannis Moralis and Nikos Nikolaou in painting, and Yannis Pappas and Dimitris Kalamaras in sculpture, he honed his skills. Stathopoulos gained recognition as a painter of folk art, a style that feels contemporary yet rooted in tradition. His artistic preferences lean towards anthropocentric themes infused with the Hellenic ideal. Renowned Greek composer Manos Hadjidakis (1925-1994) provided insight into Stathopoulos's artistic pursuits, describing him as practicing his "silent art" in his studio. Analogous to an old chemist, he explores the interplay of colors, drawings, and birds. A lone bird in a vast light blue sky may transform into a deathly grey figure and then take on an archaic quality in an ochre environment. Rather than conforming to a prescribed identity labeled as 'modern,' dictated by merchants and authorities, Stathopoulos seeks a connection with the mysterious and authentic. Engaging in conversations with friends during the evening, Stathopoulos draws inspiration from the changing times, the evolving nature of his friends, and the environment around him. Slowly, he becomes a vibrant X-ray depiction of the city, capturing the essence of the times and human experiences with sensitivity and contemplation. Spending endless hours sketching alone, he depicts doors that reveal not just the interior of a house but an infinite nightmare of seas, warships, and windows leading to the lawlessness of uneasy and troubled dreams that corrode cities and villages with vivid colors, transcending memories and fading picturesque scenes. Stathopoulos, a charismatic figure hailing from a village, consciously avoids conforming to national rhythms, rejecting uncontrollable heritage, slogans, and facile writing. Instead, he embraces a genuine approach to painting, engaging in the laborious documentation of modern despair, a narrative that inherently becomes national. This unique perspective is what captures our interest in him. Throughout his career, Stathopoulos has showcased numerous solo exhibitions and contributed to various group exhibitions. Beyond his primary focus, he has delved into stage design and lent his artistic touch to illustrate record covers, posters, books, and practical objects. Since 1996, he has meticulously engraved over 200 works on copper and linoleum, further enriching his diverse artistic portfolio.

Selected works

GEORGE STATHOPOULOS - COUPLE

COUPLE
ACRYLIC ON PAPER
35χ40 CM.
SIGNED RIGHT BELOW

GEORGE STATHOPOULOS - COUPLE IN LOVE

COUPLE IN LOVE
ACRYLIC ON PAPER
26χ28 CM.
SIGNED AND DATED (2021) BELOW

GEORGE STATHOPOULOS - COUPLE IN LOVE ON A HORSE

COUPLE IN LOVE ON A HORSE
OIL ON CANVAS
40χ50 CM.
SIGNED BELOW

GEORGE STATHOPOULOS - COUPLE IN THE CITY

COUPLE IN THE CITY
ACRYLIC ON PAPER
38χ40 CM.
ΠSIGNED LEFT BELOW

GEORGE STATHOPOULOS - COUPLE WITH GREEK FLAG

COULPE WITH GREEK FLAG
ACRYLIC ON CANVAS
35Χ50 CM 
SIGNED AND DATED (2021) RIGHT BELOW 

GEORGE STATHOPOULOS - GIRL

GIRL
OIL ON CANVAS
45χ55 CM.
SIGNED BELOW

GEORGE STATHOPOULOS - GIRL IN THE CITY

GIRL IN THE CITY
ACRYLIC ON PAPER
39χ43 CM.
SIGNED AND DATED (2018) BELOW

GEORGE STATHOPOULOS - GIRL WITH FLUTE

GIRL WITH FLUTE
OIL ON CANVAS
100χ130 CM.
SIGNED AND DATED (1991) BELOW

GEORGE STATHOPOULOS - GIRL WITH FLUTE (1944 - )

GIRL WITH FLUTE
SILKSCREEN
50Χ70 CM.
SIGNED AND NUMBERED RIGHT DOWN (107/199)

GEORGE STATHOPOULOS - PURPLE COUPLE

PURPLE COUPLE
ACRYLIC ON PAPER
36Χ46 CM. 
SIGNED BELOW

GIORGOS STATHOPOULOS (1944 - ) - COUPLE

TITLE: COUPLE
MEDIUM: OIL ON CANVAS
DIMENSIONS: 60Χ80 CM.
INFORMATION: SIGNED AND DATED (2018) BELOW

GIORGOS STATHOPOULOS (1944 - ) - DOVES

TITLE: DOVES
MEDIUM: ACRYLIC ON CANVAS
DIMENSIONS: 80X40 CM.
INFORMATION: SIGNED AND DATED (2016) BELOW

GIORGOS STATHOPOULOS (1944 - ) - GIRL

TITLE: GIRL 
MEDIUM: ACRYLIC ON CANVAS
DIMENSIONS: 40Χ40 CM.
INFORMATION: SIGNED AND DATED ('10) BELOW

GIORGOS STATHOPOULOS (1944-) - GIRL
GIRL
OIL ON CANVAS
60Χ80 CM.
SIGNED BELOW
GIORGOS STATHOPOULOS - COUPLE (1944 - )

COUPLE
ACRYLIC ON CARDBOARD
35χ40 CM.
SIGNED AND DATED (2022) RIGHT BELOW

GIORGOS STATHOPOULOS - COUPLE (1944 - )

COUPLE
ACRYLIC ON CANVAS
30Χ25 CM.
SIGNED AND DATED (2020) BELOW

GIORGOS STATHOPOULOS - COUPLE (1944 - )

COUPLE
ACRYLIC ON CARDBOARD
50Χ70 CM.
SIGNED BELOW

GIORGOS STATHOPOULOS - COUPLE (1944 - )

COUPLE
ACRILIC ON CARTON
35x40 CM.
SIGNED BELOW

GIORGOS STATHOPOULOS - DOVES (1944 - )

DOVES
ACRYLIC ON CARDBOARD
43Χ24 CM.
SIGNED BELOW

GIORGOS STATHOPOUSLOS - COUPLE (1944 - )

COUPLE
ACRYLIC ON CARTBOARD
27x38 CM.
SIGNED BELOW