Artists FIKOS

FIKOS Greece, Athens

Fikos was born in 1987 in Athens where he still lives. From a young age he painted whatever he saw around him, such as comics, landscapes icons and more. At the age of 13 he started studying Byzantine painting under the guidance of George Kordis, with whom he also collaborated professionally for 5 years painting murals in Orthodox churches, while at the same time developing his own personal painting style. Having a background as a graffiti artist and an iconographer in Orthodox Christian churches, Fikos is continuing his developmental journey by painting murals in public places. The value of these works is exceptional, because it is the first time that the monumental byzantine technique meets a contemporary movement such as street art. Fikos’ vision is the popularization and recognition of contemporary Greek painting at an international level, not as a nostalgic accomplishment of the past, but as a contemporary universal event. The term “Contemporary Byzantine Painting” was conceived by Fikos and is used conventionally. Its meaning is embodied in the painting that originates in the Byzantine tradition and in combination with contemporary painting movements offers a new painting style in our time.(Source: fikos.gr)

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