Noel Dimitrios Stavropoulos

“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.”

Medusa - Graphite on paper 900 x 600 mm

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.

Forest's Fire - Oil on canvas 450 x 450 mm
Ancestor's Fall (Ascension) - Carved wood 700 x 100 x 100 mm
The Grain of Society - Graphite on paper 200 x 300 mm
Aphotic Zenith - Oil on canvas 1000 x 700 mm

This review was published by Circle Foundation for the Arts © CFA Press ∙ Images are courtesy of the artist


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