Giannis Aristotelous

Giannis Aristotelous (b. 1995, Limassol, Cyprus).

Specializes in large-scale paintings, performance, installation and video.

Through his work, Giannis investigates the outcome of several of the strongest human emotions, stablishing a penetrating yet contemplative ‘aftertaste’ within environments.

A visceral notion of the body and its symbolism, absence, longing and the tactility of light, create a shared intimacy between the viewer and work.

The work explores different kinds of intimacy and ephemerality through a deeper understanding of experience of non-tangible experiences of our surroundings.

Art research publications can be found at the Museum of Modern Art in Vienna (MUMOK) and the Nitsch Foundation.

 

Education

  • 2021- 2023, MEXT Japanese Scholarship, MFA Fine Art, Kyoto University of the Arts, Japan (KUA).
  • 2019, Erasmus Exchange, University of Applied Arts Vienna, Austria (Die Angewandte).
  • 2016-2020, BA Fine Art, Newcastle University, United Kingdom (NCL).

 

Exhibitions and Achievements

 

2021

  • Solo exhibition at The O Gallery, Larnaca, Cyprus.
  • Upcoming solo exhibition at Paphos Munincipal Museum, Paphos, Cyprus.

 

2020

  • Degree completion with a First Class Honours (BA Hons, 2016-2020) Fine Art from Newcastle University, virtual degree exhibition due to Covid-19 pandemic.
  • Exhibition participation at Newcastle University, Fine Art Department, UK.
  • Designed the artwork for a rock band’s CD, “Oneirism”.

 

2019

  • Semester Abroad: Painting and Animated Film Department, University of Applied Arts Vienna (Angewandte, AU), 02/2019 – 06/2019.
  • Worked closely with the founder of Viennese Actionism Hermann Nitsch. Thesis publication The Orgies Mysteries Theatre, A Contextual Analysis of Hermann Nitsch’s work, can be found at the MUMOK Museum permanent text collection (Museum of Modern Art Vienna), and the Nitsch Foundation, Vienna.
  • Exhibition participation at Newcastle University, Fine Art Department, UK.
  • Performance piece at the University of Applied Arts Vienna (Die Angewandte), Foyer building, Vienna.

 

2018

  • John Christie Prize for studentship, Newcastle University, UK.

 

2017

  • John Christie Prize for studentship, Newcastle University, UK.

 

2015

  • Solo exhibition at the House of Arts and Literature in Limassol, Cyprus.
  • 1st award Epilogi Pancyprian Painting competition in Platres, Cyprus.
  • 1st award Tilemachos Kanthos Art competition in Nicosia, Cyprus.

 

2014

  • 1st award at Epilogi Pancyprian Painting competition in Omodos, Cyprus.

 

2013

  • 1st grade in the Pancyprian final exams in art.
  • 2nd award in the Pancyprian School Competition.
  • Exhibition Participation at Alpha Gallery in Nicosia, Cyprus.

 

2012

  • 1st award in painting and distinction in printmaking in the competition Tilemachos Kanthos Museum in Nicosia, Cyprus.
  • 1st award in printmaking at the Hampis printmaking competition in Plataniskia, Cyprus.

 

2011

  • Awarded with distinction in the Pancyprian School competition.
  • 2nd award at Epilogi’s Pancyprian competition in Kilani, Cyprus.
  • Exhibition participation at Peter’s Gallery in Limassol, Cyprus.

 

2010

  • 1st award in printmaking at the Hampis printmaking competition in Plataniskia, Cyprus.

 

2009

  • 1st place in the national entrance exams for art, Cyprus.
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ARTIST EXHIBITION DATES

17 February 17 March 21
The Gallery

Works

Giannis Aristotelous

Curtain

Oil paint on canvas
210 x 170 cm
2020

Giannis Aristotelous

Sea Storm Seen Through Tears

Oil paint on canvas
210 x 170 cm
2019

Giannis Aristotelous

Veil of an Asian Mountain

Oil paint on canvas
195 x 137 cm
2020

Giannis Aristotelous

Volcano Cloud

Oil paint on canvas
207 x 174 cm
2020

Giannis Aristotelous

Rose Garden After the Rain

Oil paint on canvas
208.5 x 174 cm
2020

Giannis Aristotelous

Vaporised Mountain

Oil paint on canvas
210 x 165 cm
2020

Giannis Aristotelous

Ephemeral Installation

Alpaca felt, bird’s wing, wax, wooden semi-circle frame
137 x 120 cm
2018

Giannis Aristotelous

Semi-circle X-Ray Study

Oil paint, charcoal, graphite and oil pastel on canvas
185 x 166 cm
2018

Giannis Aristotelous

Triptych of a Tunnel 1

Oil paint, charcoal, graphite and oil pastel on canvas
210 x 160 cm
2018

Giannis Aristotelous

Triptych of a Tunnel 2

Oil paint, charcoal, graphite and oil pastel on canvas
210 x 160 cm
2018

Giannis Aristotelous

Triptych of a Tunnel 3

Oil paint, charcoal, graphite and oil pastel on canvas
210 x 160 cm
2018

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Giannis Aristotelous

Curtain

Oil paint on canvas
210 x 170 cm
2020

Giannis Aristotelous

Sea Storm Seen Through Tears

Oil paint on canvas
210 x 170 cm
2019

Giannis Aristotelous

Veil of an Asian Mountain

Oil paint on canvas
195 x 137 cm
2020

Giannis Aristotelous

Volcano Cloud

Oil paint on canvas
207 x 174 cm
2020

Giannis Aristotelous

Rose Garden After the Rain

Oil paint on canvas
208.5 x 174 cm
2020

Giannis Aristotelous

Vaporised Mountain

Oil paint on canvas
210 x 165 cm
2020

Giannis Aristotelous

Ephemeral Installation

Alpaca felt, bird’s wing, wax, wooden semi-circle frame
137 x 120 cm
2018

Giannis Aristotelous

Semi-circle X-Ray Study

Oil paint, charcoal, graphite and oil pastel on canvas
185 x 166 cm
2018

Giannis Aristotelous

Triptych of a Tunnel 1

Oil paint, charcoal, graphite and oil pastel on canvas
210 x 160 cm
2018

Giannis Aristotelous

Triptych of a Tunnel 2

Oil paint, charcoal, graphite and oil pastel on canvas
210 x 160 cm
2018

Giannis Aristotelous

Triptych of a Tunnel 3

Oil paint, charcoal, graphite and oil pastel on canvas
210 x 160 cm
2018