“For me, there is no particular recipe for a creation or perception in any medium. If I found myself trapped in a specific process, my works would destroy themselves through repetition. Constantly searching for new ways to create expression keeps my works, as well as the artist, fresh.”
Noel Dimitrios Stavropoulos was born in Chicago, Illinois in 1972. Never formally trained, the prodigy artist attended SACI (Studio Art College International) in Firenze (1996-98) and studied with masters such as Jules Maidoff, Ron Bowen, Gary Lissa, Lele Cassin and Paul Beel. He earned a scholarship to the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam, the Netherlands where he completed his five-year study (1998-2001). Stavropoulos has had exhibitions all over the world, from Jaffa-Israel, Sparta-Greece, Aquasparta, Firenze, Milan & Mantova-Italy, Budapest-Hungary, Hem, Hoorn, Sittard, Den Haag, Den Bosch, Zaandam, Amsterdam-Nederland, London-England, Paris-France to (North America) Cherokee-North Carolina, Miami-Florida, Chicago-Illinois, New York City,-New York, Los Angeles-California, and Vancouver-Canada.
Stavropoulos has created works in all mediums, fine art, performances, music videos and festivals, television shows, conceptual installations (The “Dream Machine” Series), award-winning films, nightclub/gallery/movie set designs as well as construction. Noel has earned the title of Virtuoso.
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