Nikos Smyrnios - Fine Artist

Nikos Smyrnios

Thermi, Thessaloniki - Greece








Nikos Smyrnios

Thermi, Thessaloniki - Greece

Nikos Smyrnios - Fine Artist

Member Since:

October 1st, 2012







Join E-Mail List

Visit Website

About Nikos Smyrnios

Nikos Smyrnios was born in Greece but immigrated to Sweden in an early age. He studied on a state scholarship at Stockholm's College University of Art and Design (Konstfack), a school founded on the principles of Bauhaus and still considered the heart of Scandinavian Design. He graduated 1981, after completing a five year program in visual communication design.
While studying, Smyrnios became fascinated by the abstract geometric genres of art, but at the same time, the dramatic sociopolitical and cultural climate of the 70s affected him strongly and held him connected to the representational art movement of critical realism.
Since his first important exhibition at Kulturhuset in Stockholm (1983), he tried to find an efficient way of combining elements from pop and op art. Finally he succeeded to develop some truly innovative techniques and he achieved a completely unique visual language which he uses today to create works of higher aesthetic standars, artistic value and genuine originality.
Smyrnios is keenly interested in international collaborations with serious art institutions and other artists.

Artwork Feed

Events Feed

Blog Feed

Nikos Smyrnios Art

Nikos Smyrnios Canvas Prints

Nikos Smyrnios Framed Prints

Nikos Smyrnios Acrylic Prints

Nikos Smyrnios Metal Prints

Nikos Smyrnios Prints

Nikos Smyrnios Posters

Nikos Smyrnios Greeting Cards

Nikos Smyrnios Throw Pillows


Nikos Smyrnios The Fine Balance Between Pop And Op Art

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.