Inside the Studio of Simis Gatenio (Greece)

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Simis Gatenio in his studio.

Favorite material to work with?
Acrylic, ink, and pencil.

How many years as an artist?
Twelve.

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A peek inside Simis’ sketchbook.

What was the best advice given to you as an artist?
To work.

Where is your studio?
In the center of Thessaloniki, Greece.

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Tools of the trade.

Art school or self-taught?
Art School

Prefer to work with music or in silence?
With music.

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“Architectural System Organism Machine”

What’s around the corner from your place?
Shops and noise.

If you couldn’t be an artist, what would you do?
I would be a chef.

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“Creature”

Day job?
I have a gallery with antiques my artworks and artworks of other artists.

What do you collect?
Art.

Favorite contemporary artist?
Leonardo da Vinci (humor).

If you could only have one piece of art in your life, what would it be?
Max Ernst, The Temptation of St. Anthony.

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“Men Espace”

Use anything other than paint?
Pastels, ink, charcoal, colored pencils, crayon.

Who are your favorite writers?
Jorge Luis Borges, Fyodor Dostoyevsky.

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“Men Espace”

Is painting dead?
For sure not. Paint is a need. It is a part of the human nature.

Use anything other than paint?
Sometimes.

4 Comments

  1. Chiara Gerevasi says:

    I love “Men Espace”, the lighter one, simply brilliant!

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  2. Pantelis Papazoglou says:

    This is a very interesting work, the Arcitectural System Organism Machine’.
    In my mind it reflects the crossroads of multiple dimentions of fantasy.
    Bravo!

    Reply

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