by Panagiotis Stavrou
sawdust, sand and oil on canvas
50 x 40 cm
This artwork belongs to a series named Deserts / Fields. The blurred situation reveals the artist's adventure in unknown landscapes. The irony is that if you ask him you will get the impression that he really knows the place, being familiar and warm with it, sure and not scared. It is created with natural materials and painted with oil colours.
Three other works from this series belong to the Vogiatzoglou Collection.
I come to you, from boiling sand, of Desert Sea
Panagiotis Stavrou was born in Limassol of Cyprus in 1995. After being actively involved in different artistic activities during the school years and winning a great number of student's awards and prizes, he decided to continue with art studies. In 2015, he entered the Athens School of Fine Arts where he graduated in 2020, with honors. During his studies, he took part in various exhibitions mostly in Greece and Cyprus. In 2020, he entered Christofis Collection and Vogiatzoglou Collection. From then he continues being an active artist that lives and works both Limassol and Athens.
The driving force in Panagiotis's creativity is the power of simplicity. His challenge is to bring to the viewer's attention the fact that whole stories can arise out of the most common of things, constantly present around us. His work is based on the importance of optical phenomena that we overlook, those elements such as Horizons, Deserts, Borders or even Windows. Each time, they lead to a brand new creative path, ready to become embodiments of novel imagination.
The biggest part of this work explores those elements mainly on Landscapes, Forms and Fields with various practices and materials.