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I was born in Athens and I am now based in Brussels. I am a passionate mixed media artist.

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ABOUT ME

An ardent art lover Anna Gerolymatou is a mixed media artist employing an experimental approach.

The creations are most of the times complex and retain a consistent emotional narrative component that is unique, sophisticated and often mysterious. She associates art with her dreams and it is the blending that illuminates optimism.

There are three elements compelling the production of her artworks. The first and most dominant is the sense of nostalgia and mystery. She may begin the process with shadowy notions but in many respects it is the force of curiosity about the past that holds her attention captive. She likes carrying it until the conclusion. The second influence is the power of story, both her own and that of others. Embedded in memory or immersed in thoughts, sometimes replaying the narrative of lives, perhaps to make sense of them, perhaps to extract threads of meaning. All current interacts with the past.

Lastly, the element of invention characterizes her artworks. She likes testing new ideas and new materials. Experimenting with found images, acrylics, stencils, and other materials she is creating artworks of layering, overlaying and collaging to extend her visual language.

 

She prefers to record positive emotions and by finding beauty in textures she is proposing an escape from the rigid world of business and numbers to the world of inspiration and hopes. The artworks are aiming at giving a link to sensuous dreamy scenes and offering the viewer an image of relaxation.

All her artworks are unique and not reproduced. She is participating in major art fairs and galleries in Europe and her work is held by both private and corporate collections. She also participates in various art projects that explore the intersection of artistic creativity and creativity in non-arts sectors.

 

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BIOGRAPHY

Born in Athens now based in Brussels, Anna Gerolymatou received her early foundation in art from various school courses before pursuing courses in painting and drawing at a later age in Athens.

Later on she followed art courses, composition and decoration at the Fine and Applied Arts department at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts of Brussels, as well as workshops in mixed media and encaustic techniques in the Academie Beeldende Kunsten also in Brussels.

Her artistic journey started in 2014 when she began to develop her personal style by creating mixed media artworks influenced mainly by the Belle Époque period.
She experiments with many art-making mediums in a way to support her dreams and create aesthetic compositions.

She is participating in major art fairs and engages in various art projects that explore the intersection of artistic creativity and creativity in non-arts sectors.
In 2017 she produced her own catalogue entitled "Voyage Intérieur –Art@Space".

She holds a BA in Management and Organizational Behavior (the American College of Greece) where she also attended courses in History of Art.

 

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS:

  • 2017: Gallery THEOREMA – Brussels
  • 2016: Gallery MONOD – Paris
  • 2015: TAG Gallery, Brussels
  • 2014: Gallery ARTZONE42, Athens

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS:

  • 2019: -  Art Basel Miami, Artboxes, US

                      -  Swiss ART EXPO, Artbox Project, Zürich, Switzerland

                     -   Parallax Art Fair, Chelsea Town Hall, London, UK

                      -  Gallery ARTZONE42 "Sazai-One", Athens, Greece

 

  • 2018:     -  New York March 2018 Art Weeks

                         -   Artzone42, "SKULLIgraphy"

                         -   TSICHRITZIS Visual Arts Foundation, Athens, Greece

                         -   Mixed media workshop at the European School of Brussels III

 

  • 2017:            -              Cube Gallery, "Of Love and other Damons", Patras , Greece

                                -              ArtZone42 Gallery, "Art begins at the end of your comfort zone",  Athens

                                -              Theorema Gallery, Brussels

                                -              ART SHOPPING 2017, Cannes

                                -              ENERGY ATHENS 2017, Athens

 

  • 2016:             -           Pan European Architectural Competition ROOM18 in collaboration  with an architect, Athens

                                -              Gallery MANIFACTURA, "Artists Books", Athens

                                -              ART SHOPPING Carrousel du Louvre, Paris

                                -              ART EXPO Rome

 

  • 2015:              -         ART EN CAPITAL 2015, Grand Palais, Paris

                                -              ArtAZ annual exhibition for supporting the homeless in Athens

 

ARTICLES

CULTURE TRIP

http://www.theculturetrip.com/europe/belgium/articles/anna-gerolymatou-transforming-expression-hopes-and-dreams-into-art/

 SINGULART

https://blog.singulart.com/en/2018/01/11/meet-the-artist-anna-gerolymatou/

 THE TOC

http://www.thetoc.gr/new-life/city/article/anna-gerolumatou-texni-san-paramuthi-sto-art-zone-42

LIFO

http://www.lifo.gr/guide/arts/2909

LIVING POSTCARDS

http://www.living-postcards.gr/installationssculpture/anna-gerolymatou-mixed-media-artist

Article by the renounced Critic and Art Historian Athena SCHINA published in the Kiriakatiki Dimokratia newspaper (November 2017)

 

Site:       https://annagerolymatou.com

 

TECHNIQUE

The power of an artwork lies in its ability to make us dream, travel, think and hope. It is through its colors, shapes and form that the viewer can ramble to wherever else they would want to be. And it is through that someone else’s inspiration that we too can become inspired. Anna's artworks offer a gateway to another perspective.

The mixed media artworks presented promise to make you travel into another era, one reminiscent of the Belle Époque and all that is associated with it. Experimenting with collages, strategically constructed around a found image, these artworks are a mixture of romance and finesse that emanates optimism. They are sure to capture your glance, to embrace you, provoke your thoughts, spark intrigue and ultimately rejuvenate your space.

The bright colors, the use of acrylics, stencils, of old photographs, the enmeshment of the vintage and the modern, offer a bold, vibrant statement to liven up your life.

They aim is to take you on a visual and interior journey through space and time beyond the confines of the four walls that surround it. Each artwork is more than just a decorative addition to any space, it is an invitation to relax and mentally travel through it.

It is often true that we read more in an image than in a word. Nothing can speak louder than an artwork that encaptures so much realism and dream, old and new, daring and timid, all at the same time. The artworks lift your mood, offer hope, motivation, encouragement, and stimulate conversations.

It is through the image that we live and it is through this that we view what we want our life to be.

 

EXPERTISE
AWARDS

DISTINCTIONS

  • Certificate from the "Fédération Nationale de la Culture Nationale" for her artistic expression ART EN CAPITAL 2015 (Grand Palais, Paris, France)
  • Certificate of Excellence for her artwork participating at the 21st ArtVita Competition - ARTEXPO New York 2017
  • Honourable Mention Award for the high aesthetic, technical and creative stand of her work by the "Circle Foundation of the Arts", 2018
  • Certificate by the CFA for Artist of the Year Award 2019 - Honourable Mention Award from CFA, March 2019
  • Honourable Mention Award and Honourable Distinction as a semi-finalist, from CFA, Zûrich, SWISS ART EXPO, August 2019
PAST EXHIBITIONS
PUBLICATIONS

 

  1. ART PUBLICATION: “Voyage Intérieur” - Art &Space" (available upon request)
  2. ART PUBLICATIONS with an indicative selection of artworks can be bought via AMAZON.com and AMAZON.de

 

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