Kostas Argyris

Argyris Kostas
© Io Mathianaki

Born in Vounoplayia (Ioannina) in 1957, he studied at the Athens School of Fine Arts (1977-1983) Drawing and Painting under Dimitris Mytaras and Lefteris Kanakakis, Sculpture under Yannis Pappas and Dimitris Kalamaras and Scenography under Vassilis Vassileiadis. In 1987 he won a Greek State Scholarships Foundation three-year grant. He has presented paintings and sculptures in three solo shows and various group exhibitions. His works have garnered four first prizes in art contests and competitions in Greece. Among others, he has made a life-size statue of Rigas Feraios for Belgrade (1991) and the memorial busts of Antonis Tritsis (1999), Tassos Vournas and Konstantinos Vellios (2009) which were erected in Athens. His works can be found in public places and private collections. He lives and works in Athens.


Solo Exhibitions


Sculpture – Painting Chyssothemis Art Gallery Chalandri


Sculpture – Painting Ekfrasi – Yianna Grammatopoulou Gallery Athens


Sculpture – Painting Art Space 24 Athens


Painting Miranda Art Gallery Hydra


My painting “Mediterranean” in the Sotiris Felios Collection is part of a series of works that began around 1990 and continues to this day. It consists of small and medium-sized paintings that are made over time, but not continuously. To me, it’s like opening a parenthesis each time and climbing inside, pondering the concept of time and the mystery borne of the presence of a woman by the sea.

Kostas Argyris
July 2018