Thermi, Thessaloniki - Greece
October 1st, 2012
Thessaloniki, Ma - October 2nd, 2012
Nicholas Smyrnios (born in Greece), grew up in the sixties and was strongly influenced by the latest great art movements of Pop and Op Art. As a winner of the Swedish Institute scholarship, he got his education at the National Art and Design College of Stockholm, the heart of Scandinavian design. Smyrnios has a wide professional background as a graphic artist and he is very well familiarized with digital media, through which he has developed an odd technique with a strong visual profile. Philosophically his work belongs to Pop Art, while he uses optical techniques to realize it, trying to play with the viewer˘s visual perception. The final outcome of Smyrnios˘ work is original painting (oil or acrylic on canvas, or on aluminum plates), but can also be digital prints.