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ANTONIS KEPETZIS (Greece, Pyrgos Ilias b. 1939 / act: Athens)

Antonis Kepetzis Antonis Kepetzis graduated in architecture from the National Technical University of Athens - NTUA (1956-1962). Took painting lessons at private art studios and at the Athens School of Fine Arts - ASFA (1956-1959). In the period from 1965 to 1967 he worked as assistant professor of painting at the Architecture department of the NTUA, and later he made architectural and stage design surveys in Rome and Florence (1968-1969). He worked in architecture, stage design, engraving, tapestry, and sculpture, written on art for a number of publications, and illustrated books. Between 1960 and 1967 he pursued an abstracted approach to figuration, and he had a preference for dark hues. From 1967 onwards he chose to represent man within nature amidst plants and animals. In this phase he is attracted to the way daylight transforms figures and objects. His works are distinguished for reflecting their inner nature. His manner of painting became realistic within a metaphysical atmosphere. His painting achieves a certain rhythm and the way he uses color endows it with an impression of transparency; an effect owed also to the materials used in his art (tempera, pastel, crayons, and sanguine). He took part in numerous group exhibitions, including Panhellenic exhibitions (1960, 1965, 1967) and Art Basel (Basel, 1976, 1978, 1979).

[Megakles Rogakos 12/2004]

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