Vasilis Avramidis was born in 1981 in Greece. He completed his MA in Fine Art in London at Central Saint Martins College in 2011. Vasilis has recently exhibited with Slete gallery Los Angeles, The Contemporary London, James Freeman gallery London, Saatchi New Sensations and The Future Can Wait, London, Oxholm gallery Copenhagen, Jacob’s Island gallery London, Beton7 space in Athens with Lubomirov-Easton London. His work is in the collection of University of the Arts London and private collections in UK, USA, Greece and Japan. Recent features include Hi Fructose magazine, Juxtapoz, Freshpaint magazine, ROOMS magazine, Empty magazine, Metro UK, Booooooom!, Beautiful / Decay, FAD, Arrested motion, amongst others.

 

 

Artist’s statement

 

The latest oil paintings try to recreate visual experiences that now exist entirely in the space of memory. Rare strong visual experiences mark human memory and we almost always continue to seek them for the rest of our lives. 

 

These works attempt to bring to life certain scarce moments when time temporarily comes to a standstill, environments charged with anticipation and emptiness, ambiguous places with a sense of purpose that is not yet revealed, or landscapes that create pauses out of sync with the rest of the world. 

 

In this personal pursuit, there are two critical sources. Viewing art and experiencing real life. Certain artworks that live in museums produce an enduring visual imprint. One may have the chance to come back to them and relive the memory they created. Similar rare visual encounters in real life, on the other hand, may never come back and may only exist in the space of memory. The oil paintings of this series are the result of a personal exploration of such encounters. Memory is seen not as a projector of images and senses, but rather as a formative instrument that may produce unexpected results. The painting process is seen not as a projector of memory and intellect, but as an equally formative medium that takes a course and life of its own.

 

 

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Studies

2011 MA Fine Art at Central Saint Martins, London
2004 BA Fine Art at Aristotle University, Thessaloniki

 


Solo Shows

 

2015 Outskirts | The Contemporary London, London

2014 Resort Archaeology | The Contemporary London, at London Art Fair
2012 Caretakers | Jacob's Island gallery, London
2009 Tsatsis Projects, Thessaloniki
2007 Tsatsis Projects, Thessaloniki

Selected group shows

2016

Slete gallery, Los Angeles

The Silk, James Freeman gallery, London


2015
Collection of small paintings, The Contemporary London at Space W10, London 

Art Athina 2015 (Tsatsis Projects), Athens


2014
Saatchi's New Sensations and THE FUTURE CAN WAIT, B1 Victoria House, London
The Contemporary London at Space W10, London 
The Winter Garden, James Freeman gallery, London 
The Last Man, James Freeman gallery (curated by The Art Circus), London 
Archaeologies, The Contemporary London and Griffin gallery, London 
Fundamentet, Oxholm gallery, Copenhagen 
Collateral Drawing, organized by Lubomirov-Easton London, Beton7, Athens
Art Athina 2014 (Tsatsis Projects), Athens 


2013
London Art Fair (Jacob's Island - A.L.I.S.N.), London
Paradise Lost, Art Athina, Athens
Art Athina 2013 (Tsatsis Projects), Athens

2012
Per Annum: 12, The Contemporary London, London
London Art Fair (Opus Fine Art), London

2011
Salon Art Prize, Matt Roberts Arts, London
The Contemporary London pop up, London
Fresh Cream, Opus Fine Art, Newcastle upon Tyne
Recent Graduates 2011, AAF Battersea, London
MA Fine Art Degree Show, Central Saint Martins, London
Liaoning Industry Museum, Shenyang
From Charring to Kings, Agnes B Covent Garden, London
The New Pretenders, Bargehouse, Oxo Tower Wharf, London
Apocalypse gallery, Nicosia

2010
Art Athina 2010 (Tsatsis Projects), Athens
Bridges, Ministry of Culture, Bratislava

2009
Art Athina 2009 (Tsatsis Projects), Athens
Bridges, Fontana gallery, Piestany

 


Collections

University of the Arts London,
Private collections in UK, USA, Greece and Japan

 


Features | Interviews

Booooooom! (feature)
Fresh Paint magazine (feature)
Arrested Motion (feature)
Fad Website (interview)
Hi Fructose magazine (print issue 26)

Hi Fructose online (interview)

ROOMS magazine (print issue 13)
Metro UK (feature)
The Art Circus (interview)
Empty magazine (print issue 22)
Freunde von Freunden (feature)
Juxtapoz magazine (feature)
Paul's Art World (feature)
Yatzer (feature)
Beautiful / Decay (feature)250
Afflante (feature)
Citycode magazine (interview)
Idol magazine (feature)
Amelia's magazine (feature)
Artist a Day (feature)
Lifo (print issue 338 cover)
Transparent Cities (feature)
Artisfied (feature)
Let's be brief LBB (feature)
Weoccupy.co.uk (feature)
My Modern Metropolis (feature)
Belio Magazine (feature)
Sweet Station (feature)
Zettel magazine (feature)
Cartelle.nl (feature)
Art is epidemic (feature)
Jotta (feature)
This isn't happiness (feature)
The Telegraph (article feature)
Ta Nea (print issue interview)
IdeaFixa (feature)
Feather of me (feature)