Tuesday, 6 January 2015

A success story for Haris Mitroussis

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The season 2014 -15 opened optimisticly for Myrό Gallery of Contemporary Art, as an old collector purchasing art from the Gallery and the Myrό Antiques House for many years showed up bargaining the whole exhibition of  Haris Mitroussis works. The House is accommodating another show of the mid-career Greek painter Haris Mitroussis magnificent drawings, together with oil paintings, bundled with an electronic auction via its brand new international platform MyroAuctions.

Life resembling fiction
Haris Mitroussis is a greek painter born in the albanian city of Veration in 1962. Both his parents were greek exiles in Albania, his mother a philologist and his father a calligrapher. The French Enlightment period had a great impact to him as a child, and, although he demonstrated an artistic spirit since childhood and excellent performance at school, he was not given the right to study in the university because of the political beliefs of his parents who were spotted as contrary to the totalitarian regime of Albanian Communism. Despite the difficulties he managed to study next to Sotir Chapo and Agron Bregou, professors of Art and significant albanian painters, and sculpture with the greek sculptor Dimitri Bouda. Leaving Albania in the 80s, he got to Florence and then Greece where he completed his studies in sketching and painting, showing his works in multiple exhibitions in Greece, Italy and France from 1991 and on.

Saturday, 3 January 2015

The Giorgie Cpajak collection: 62 masterpieces / 20 years of creations

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The biggest successfull sale of the Greek Marble Initiative is this of the world renowned Serbian sculptor Giorgie Cpajak, accomplished on 2014. Myro Antiques House got hold of a blue-chip level comprehensive collection of the famous sculptor including 62 masterpieces covering a period of 20 years of creation. The collection was acquired altogether by a foreign collector with the mediation of the House. You can see all the pieces it consists of HERE, along with several other pieces Mr. Cpajak has delivered through the Greek Marble Initiative.

Giorgie Cpajak’s  floating forms carry the dramatic content of a dream into his semi-abstact and often symbolic works, especially in his monumental series, ranging from 2 to 4 m. height. His style is semi-abstract and symbolic even in smaller pieces, though some of them utilize the human form in reinforcing the sense that reality is relative. He says that he wants his works to display both the nature of the medium and the nature of what he depicts. During his many residencies in different countries, Giorgie Cpajak is also be contributing to the educational program and working with other artists from whole the world spreading the spirit of community between artistic world; something everyone worked, of even passed by the premises of the Greek Marble Initiative’s summer Symposium became a cognizant. During his long stay with us, the organizers, the other sculptors, even the technicians working in the premises gained by his experience and his sharp mind. I trust that his humility and the sense of endless inspiration will always be the astonishing part of discussing with him; although he has got some of the greatest awards worldwide, he wouldn’t discuss it unless a direct question is set to be answered! Among others you have read through in the section “Awards, Acquisitions, Collections” he has won concourse for celebrating beginning of Third millennium in France between 300 artists from all over the world, a sculpture of his is adorns the entrance of the main stadium where the “Beijing 2008” (Olympic Games of China) took place! However, what remains unrivalled is his introspection: “Stone is the fundamental material in the formation of the Universe -it has always challenged sculptors. The starting point of my inspiration is based on nature and environment. We make the environment, which in turn remakes us,” he says.

Giorgie Cpajak was born in 1961 in Prijepolje, in Serbia and studied in the School of Design and Arts in Split, Croatia (former Yugoslavia) while he continued his postgraduate studies in Fine Arts of University of Belgrade. Since 1990 he has been teaching modern sculpture as a visiting professor in the Academy of Fine Arts in Stockholm, Sweden. Since 1989 he lives permanently in Pietrasanta, Italy, but the last few years he shares his time yearly among Italy, Serbia and Thessaloniki/Greece, due to the ties he built through Greek Marble Initiative with Greece.

Wednesday, 31 December 2014

Maria Tsaousi success story

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Maria Tsaousi is a Greek art ceramist delivering artworks resembling to traditional pottery with a contemporary twist. In this show she focused her work in demonstrating raku technics. By the end of her solo show in Myrό Gallery the whole collection was acquired by Myrό Antiques House, and then sold out through auctions, while a major number of the artworks was bought by a single collector. Both the House and the Gallery are continuing their co-operation with the artist, and we trust that more success stories will be published for her works.

View all the works acquired by Myrό Antiques House clicking  HERE.