Apostolos Sfirakis


Location: Greece

Born in 1965 in the town of Maatjek, Belgium, by Greek parents. From a small child he was involved in painting and was often praised by his teachers and teachers for his talent. He was first awarded at a Greek school painting competition in Athens in 1978. He then settled in Corinth and taught near painter Maria Papantoniou in which he owes his subsequent career.
In 1982 he got a designer's degree and went to the School of Graphic Arts and Artistic Studies of TEI of Athens. He has participated in group exhibitions in Corinth and has been a member of the Art Association of Corinth since 1983. He has also been involved in amateur theater with the setting of stage theaters and as an actor since 1987 and 1993 he became a member of the Theatrical Workshop of the Municipality of Corinthia amateur theater and scenography actively from time to time. In recent years he has been actively involved in painting, hagiography, visual interventions of private and professional spaces, has taken part in the Thessaloniki International Fair with a commercial kiosk decoration.
In 1999 she took part in the group exhibition held at the Municipal Gallery of Corinth and participated in other exhibitions in indoor and indoor venues with other local artists. He has taught painting to children and adults and keeps his own studio in his home. He is convinced that painting and fine arts in general is not something you've learned and finished.
The artist is in the process of learning and studying continuously. He is mainly involved in the painting of portable Byzantine icons of Cretan school and has been apprenticed by the iconographer Maria Soukouli (2014). In the period 2015-2016 he attended the Byzantine hagiography school of the Holy Metropolis Corinthos and had a teacher the Arch / Mrs Nektarios Bogiatzoglou.
In 2017 he participated in a group exhibition of hagiography at the Municipal Art Gallery of Corinth and at a painting exhibition of Hagiography of the UNION OF ARTISTS ARTISTS DIONI in Athens.
In 2018 he received an invitation from www.florencebiennale.org and the International Selection Committee, which saw his works at www.alesarte.com. to participate in the upcoming edition of the XII Biennial of Florence 18-27 October 2019 in Fortezza da Basso in Florence - Italy.
He learned to fight for the development of his art by any means even alone.
The Road is long and endless in art and will end with the artist. Forgive me those who consider me less talented than those and those who consider me better than them. I am nothing of them I am myself and I consider myself an artist and I will always pull my own way with the help of God and people. Finally, I would like to thank the teachers who gave me their knowledge, Maria Papantoniou and Maria Soukouli, the Arch / Makarios Bogiatzoglou, not only for what I learned / learn about painting and hagiography, but especially that you must love your art as yourself, do not let it go and do not be ungrateful and treat colors and people with kindness because what knowledge and technique if you acquire if you do not have courtesy to the people to whom your art is addressed? n you deserve to legesai artist humiliate even your most perfect creation because the soul mirrored in your work if you have problem with the work of a lifetime evaporated in an instant.
It is the moment that you overestimated yourself and your art.



The Return of the Prodigal Son “The Return of the Prodigal Son”

study at Il Guercino (Giovanni Francesco Barbieri): The Return of the Prodigal Son

The Return of the Prodigal Son “The Return of the Prodigal Son”

Detail of a study at Il Guercino (Giovanni Francesco Barbieri): The Return of the Prodigal Son

Ecce Homo “Ecce Homo”

Study at Ecce Homo by Macip, Vicente Juan (Juan de Juanes)

the drunken old man with the guitar “the drunken old man with the guitar”

the drunken old man with the guitar oil on canvas