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Vasilis Avramidis

Vasilis Avramidis
1981

Vasilis Avramidis uses oil on canvas to work with the idea of false perceptions in painting language. Gestural brushwork, painted objects and people are translated as pieces of land, which then become an ideal terrain for smaller scale landscapes, scenes and narratives. Avramidis explores the ability of painting language to speak about itself, while at the same time it incorporates worlds, which refer to external situations. Avramidis draws inspiration from video game mechanics, where game play can dominate over narrative and vice versa, resulting in barely manageable challenges which maintain the pleasure factor.

Avramidis is interested in locations which defy easy interpretation, fiction as a channel to address real-life concerns, the physicality of paint, 17th Century Dutch Still Life painting, Hollywood films, expressionistic distortion, science fiction, parody, mythology, and the process of moss, vegetation and land taking over disused objects or structures.

Following a BA in Fine Art at Aristotle University, Thessaloniki in 2004, Vasilis Avramidis graduated from Central Saint Martins, London with an MA in Fine Art in 2011. Avramidis has exhibited widely, including two solo exhibitions in Thessaloniki in 2009 and 2007, and group exhibitions and art fairs in London, Shenyang, Athens, Nicosia, Bratislava, Piestany, Crete, Berlin and Belgrade. In 2011 Avramidis was shortlisted for the Salon Art Prize.

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Vasilis Avramidis
1981

Vasilis Avramidis
b. 1981, Greece

Education

2011 MA Fine Art, Central Saint martins, London
2004 BA (Hons) Fine Art, Aristotle University, Thessaloniki

Solo Exhibitions

2012 Caretakers, Jacob's Island Gallery, London
2009 Artforum Gallery, Thessaloniki
2007 Artforum Gallery, Thessaloniki

Group Exhibitions

2012 Per Annum: 12, The Contemporary London, London
2011 The Contemporary London, London
2011 Answers on the Front of a Postcard, Opus Fine Art, Newcastle upon Tyne
2011 Salon Art Prize 2011, Matt Roberts Gallery, London
2011 Fresh Cream, Opus Fine Art, Newcastle upon Tyne
2011 Recent Graduates, Affordable Art Fair Battersea, London
2011 MA Fine Art Degree Show, Central Saint Martins, London
2011 Salon D Art Gallery, Athens
2011 Liaoning Industry Museum, Shenyang
2011 From Charing to Kings, Agnes B in Covent Garden, London
2011 The New Pretenders, Bargehouse, Oxo Tower Wharf, London
2011 Apocalypse Gallery, Nicosia
2010 Ikastikos Kyklos Gallery, Athens
2010 Bridges, Ministry of Culture of Slovakia, Bratislava
2010 Bridges, Alatza Imaret, Thessaloniki
2009 Bridges, Fontana Gallery, Piestany
2006 Apocalypse Gallery, Nicosia
2005 BA Graduate Show, Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki
2004 Third Biennale of Schools of Fine Art in Greece, Maris Hotels, Crete
2004 Young Artists Explore Cinema, Museum of Cinema, Thessaloniki
2004 Young Artists Explore Cinema, Griechische Kulturstiftung, Berlin
2004 VAGABOND Art in Action, Central Port, Thessaloniki
2003 Action Field KODRA 03, Thessaloniki
2001 Dom Kulture Studentski Grad, N. Belgrade

Art Fairs

2013 London Art Fair, London
2013 Affordable Art Fai, London
2012 London Art Fair, Opus Fine Art, London
2011 Shenyang Art Fair, Shenyang
2010 ART ATHINA '10 International Contemporary Art Fair of Athens, Athens 
2009 ART ATHINA '09 International Contemporary Art Fair of Athens, Athens
2008 ART ATHINA '08 International Contemporary Art Fair of Athens, Athens

Awards

2011 Salon Art Prize (Shortlist), Matt Roberts Gallery, London
2006 Spyropoulos Foundation, Athens
2004 3rd Biennale of Schools of Fine Arts in Greece 

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