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b. 1973, Greece

Nicolas Panayotou Biography

Currently lives and works between Paris and Athens, Nicolas Panayotou has a masters degree in Arts from both the Sorbonne University and the Ecole du Louvre.

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Nicolas Panayotou is the leader of a movement that could be called Optical'pop or Pop'op. Neologisms aside, Panayotou follows mainly the line of theorist painters such as Herbin Dewasne or Vasarely. But his work is also and above all about replenishment, survival and the presence of geometric abstraction and its derivatives (optical and kinetic art) in contemporary art. The complexity of his artistic language, supported by a large spectrum of colour, plays on different variations of parallels and curves, light and shade. Regular bands, that repeatedly decline the colours of the prism, cover all or part of the surface of the canvas. These serpentine shapes, with imprecise edges that resemble a neon tube, form a range of light beams arranged in clusters that reminisce Matisse and give an illusion of movement. They attract the eye of the viewer and invite him to decipher the hidden codes of the work.

The feeling that transpires from the poetic paintings of Nicolas Panayotou finds its source in a highly controlled technique. It stems from its kaleidoscopic spaces, its planets in orbit that, far from being fixed, favour a rhythm and dynamic that lead to a reflection on the human brain's ability to grasp the concepts of space and time.

Text courtesy A2Z Art Gallery.

Nicolas Panayotou Featured Artworks

Rhódon IV by Nicolas Panayotou contemporary artwork
Nicolas PanayotouRhódon IV, 2015Acrylic on canvas
92 x 92 cm
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Rhódon IIII by Nicolas Panayotou contemporary artwork
Nicolas PanayotouRhódon IIII, 2015Acrylic on canvas
92 x 92 cm
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Rhodon V by Nicolas Panayotou contemporary artwork
Nicolas PanayotouRhodon V, 2015Acrylic on canvas
92 x 92 cm
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Nicolas Panayotou Recent Exhibitions

Contemporary art exhibition, Nicolas Panayotou, Let none but geometers enter here at A2Z Art Gallery, Paris
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11 April–11 May 2019 Nicolas Panayotou Let none but geometers enter here A2Z Art Gallery, ParisParis
Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, Les faits de fin d'année at A2Z Art Gallery, Paris
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20 December 2018–12 January 2019 Group Exhibition Les faits de fin d'année A2Z Art Gallery, ParisParis

Nicolas Panayotou Represented By

A2Z Art Gallery contemporary art gallery in Paris, France A2Z Art Gallery Paris, Hong Kong

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