Marios Prassinos

Biography Selected works

Biography

Marios Prassinos was born in 1916 in Istanbul but grew up and studied in Paris, where he moved with his family after the expulsion of ethnic Greeks from Turkey in 1922. In 1932, he enrolled at the Ecole des Langues Orientales and had his first painting lessons with Clement Serveau. Two years later he began to study at the Faculte des Lettres in Paris. Characteristic of his work is his involvement with the theatre, his production of book illustrations and covers, his ongoing interest in transcending the threshold between knowledge and intuition, between the physical and the metaphysical world, and his approach to painting as writing. These are the main directions in his work, which also reflect the topics he investigated, from his earlier work, consisting of portraits and self-portraits already in a surrealistic direction, to the introversion of his renderings of the natural landscape, after he moved to Eygalieres, in the South of France.

Selected works

MARIO PRASSINOS - ALPILLES (1916 - 1985)
ALPILLES
BLUE INK ON PAPER PADED ON CANVAS
75Χ105 CM.
SIGNED AND DATED (1975) BELOW

MARIOS PRASINOS - FACE (1916 - 1985)

FACE
OIL ON CANVAS
92 x 72 CM
SIGNED ON THE UPPER SIDE AND DATED IN THE BACK (΄74)