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Artist Profile

Fikos

Born 1987, Athens, Greece.

Artist Profile

Fikos

Born 1987, Athens, Greece

Fikos’ unique ‘Contemporary Byzantine Painting’ style is what makes him stand out and what intrigues him.

Fikos (b. 1987) was born in Athens, Greece. In 2000 he starts working as a graffiti artist while at the same time he began studying Byzantine painting under watchful eyes of George Kordis, who is undoubtedly one of the most important representatives of the revival of the icon. The two of them also collaborated for several years, creating murals in Orthodox churches all over the world. During all that time, the young artist was learning from his teacher but was also developing his own unique style. With previous experience in graffiti, his transfer from ‘ordinary’ street art to creating large-scale murals came as a natural progression.

He has created murals in many parts of the world with the most famous being the one in Kiev, Ukraine titled Earth and Sky. 46 meters in height, it became the world’s largest mural in the history of Byzantine Painting and the highest artwork in the history of Greek art since ancient years.

Fikos has also participated in numerous exhibitions and street festivals worldwide and has earned several awards. His unique ‘Contemporary Byzantine Painting’ style is what makes him stand out and what intrigues him.

As the artist states: “…in a world where art is suffering from the sickness of “originalism” and “self-expression”, Byzantine painting may constitute an exceptionally functional universal painting language, able to accept painting idioms and dialects, and consequently offering freedom of expression to the artist and understandability to the viewers.”

Artworks

The First Blood, 2014
Egg tempera and acrylic on canvas 
80 x 60 cm 

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The Prophecy of Rosia Montana (The Black Vilva), 2016
Egg tempera and gold leaves on cotton paper 
38.5 x 33 cm 

The Village of Amputees (Sierra Leone), 2016
Acrylic and gold leaves on canvas
60 x 60 cm 

Awakening (Yuval Noah Harari), 2020
Acrylic on canvas 
200 x 132 cm 

Communion (Priestesses), 2020
Acrylic and gold leaf on canvas 
145 x 145 cm 

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Guilts (BoJack Horseman), 2020
Acrylic on canvas 
150 x 110 cm 

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Self-sacrifice (Hot Gates), 2020
Acrylic on canvas 
180 x 162 cm 

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I am Life, 2020
Acrylic on canvas 
80 x 70 cm 

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Resistance (Amazons), 2020
Acrylic and gold leaf on canvas 
120 x 120 cm 

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Freedom (Onesilus), 2020
Acrylic on canvas 
80 x 80 cm 

Conquer (Perseus and Medusa), 2020
Acrylic on canvas 
90 x 65 cm 

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Self-destructions (Every man is his own chief enemy), 2020
Acrylic on canvas 
150 x 110 cm 

Oblivion (The Lotus Eaters), 2020
Acrylic and gold leaf on canvas 
120 x 120 cm 

Gratitude (Aruru), 2020
Acrylic on canvas 
80 x 70 cm 

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Protection (Evil eye bead), 2020
Acrylic and gold leaf on canvas 
80 x 70 cm 

Worry (Cleopatra), 2020
Acrylic and spray on canvas
70 x 60 cm 

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Memory (Genocide), 2020
Acrylic on canvas 
150 x 120 cm 

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Division (War or Peace?), 2020
Eggtempera on paper
47.5 x 37 cm 

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Offering (Persephone), 2020
Eggtempera on paper
47.5 x 37 cm 

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Support (Ptolemy Soter or Self-Portrait), 2020
Acrylic on canvas
96 x 76 cm 

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Racism (They are killing our sisters), 2020
Acrylic on paper
31 x 31 cm 

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