Stathis Alexopoulos (1976) was born in Athens where he currently lives and works. He studied sculpture at the School of Fine Arts of Tinos and then at the Fine Art School of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki where he graduated with distinction. He has participated in many group exhibitions and he won numerous awards in Greek and international sculpture symposiums.
His work links the past with the present bringing together the concepts of time and art. His sculptures are characterised by hubs, which are formed by blending belts and stripes, encircled and embraced eternally. This is the artist’s attempt to redefine the form and hold it captive through the time. He is known for his Yves Klein Blue sculptures using a colour that the artist finds stimulating and inspiring.
Alexopoulos contemplates that contemporary sculpture must keep its foundations in the persistent values of classical sculpture since the form has the power to define the artwork’s meaning and mission. He therefore positions the art of sculpture within the rules of contemporary design. Being intrigued by the design and manufacture of utility objects, he considers them as works of art.
His creations are hosted in private collections and can be found in major museums art shops in Greece and abroad. These include the Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art, Benaki Museum, Theocharakis Foundation, Ianos shop and N Design & ART in Cyprus. His pubic work creations decorate many big Municipalities of Greece and he has co-operated creatively with big companies in their advertising campaigns.Art fairs:
2017: Art Athina 2017, Gallery Skoufa
2016: Art Monaco ’16 , Kapopoulos fine arts Gallery
2012: Hubs, Siakos-Hannape gallery , Athens.
2012: Hubs, Hilton, Athens.
2010: Thriasia, Aspropirgos, Athens.
2009: Galou Gallery, Larnaka – Cyprus.
2016: Old Brompton gallery, London
2015: Antidote, Mykonos Biennale, Mykonos – Greece.
2013: Talking About Art, Thriasia, Aspropirgos, Athens.
2013: Art Embraces Fellow Man, Rethymno, Crete – Greece.
2012: Gods and Heroes, Mylos events space, Thessaloniki – Greece.
2012: Art is Hard, Pelopponisos Old Station, Athens.
2012: Tradition Inspires Artists, Thriasia, Aspropirgos, Athens.
2012: Santorini Biennale, Santorini – Greece.
2012: 7ply Project, Vilka Area, Thessaloniki – Greece.
2012: Design Lab, Technopolis – Gazi, Athens.
2011: 7ply Project, Technopolis – Gazi, Athens.
2010: Ύδατα – Αφρογλυφές Υδάτων Ακύμαντες, Sculptors Society of Greece open-air exhibition, Aigina island – Greece.
2009: Graduates 2008-2009, Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki – Greece.
2009: The Importance of Integration, An artistic intervention with main subject: the bench, an initiative of Kethea, Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki – Greece.
2006: Belle Arte, Lamia – Greece.
2006: Exhibition of Messinian Artists, Kiparisia – Greece.
2006: Rooms To Let, Action Field Kodra, Thessaloniki – Greece.
2005: Pixel Dance Festival, Video Art Festival, Kodra Camp, Thessaloniki – Greece.
2005: Students show, Fine and Applied Arts department, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.
2004: International Sculpture Symposium, Denisli – Turkey.
Awards and distinction:
2009: «Odysseas» project (3rd award), Ithaki – Greece.
2004: «Peace» project (2nd award), Pan-Hellenic Art Competition in the Municipality of Psahna, Evia – Greece.
«Historic Meeting of Alexander the Great to the Philosopher Diogenes» project (distinction), Pan-Hellenic Art Competition in the Municipality of Korinthos, Greece.
Airforce Heroes Monument, Frouriou Square, Municipality of Larisa, 2008.
City Gates, Municipality of Korydalos, Athens, 2008.
Ikaros, Hellenic Air Force Academy, Tatoi, Athens.
Omiros, Municipality of Ithaki, Ithaka island, 2010.
Team work, Denisli, Turkey, 2004.
Aspropyrgos Museum of Agricalture.
Pavlos Fyssas Monument, Municipality of Keratsini, Athens.
Stefanos Karatheodori, Yenikoy, Istanbul
Personal Design Series:
S.ALEXOPOULOS series displayed on selected art shops around Greece as well as abroad.
GRECO series, a line of handcrafted bath accessory made of cast bronze (inspired by findings of archaeological excavations).
SCULPTURE-FURNITURES series, “Hubs”