Nico giannoulis

Artist / Finance Professional

About Me

I am a self-taught multidisciplinary artist working within a whole range of media to satisfy my creative nature and I love to discover new techniques. I am originally from Greece but have been based in London for over a decade. I started painting when I was 6 but I have only realized recently that I was not fulfilling my need to be creative. I am a highly qualified finance consultant & analyst.Finance has been my passion for a long time but I needed arts to complement this with something more creative. I have taken various courses during my life, from drawing and painting to photography, pottery and music.

About me & You

I get a great deal of satisfaction when my paintings evoke memories and feelings. I can’t help but be influenced by colour, process, texture and narrative content to make this happen.

I love it when my art makes people smile and stare, and can intrigue or challenge them. I love being able to create paintings that occupy people’s minds and unconscious. Much of my work is themed around nostalgia. I believe it is one of the feelings that drives us. Nostalgia may be anchored in the past but with a positive trajectory into the future. We want to repeat what makes us happy and we feel happy by feeling nostalgic.

Through theme, colour, process and texture art unveils people’s feelings and memories. I invite my audience to look at my art and feel or remember something. Art has the potential to fuel the imagination, evoke feelings and fill you with strength to undertake otherwise challenging tasks. I strongly believe that owning art is important to our psychological well-being. Art that brings feelings to the surface is like a manual for your emotional world. You can always go back and find yourself. Artwork can say the things you want to say when you can’t find the words. It can stimulate your emotions and your brain. Artwork is very important to human life.

About my Work

Style

I consider myself a versatile artist and refuse to be defined by one style. I prefer not to assign labels and put myself into a box. I have influences from Pollock, Magritte, Van Gogh, Picasso, Cezanne, Klimt, Monet, Dali Hopper, and Manet. I see my style being a harmonic mix of photorealism and surrealism, modernism, impressionism and abstract painting. The brush strokes, deconstruction, layering, fusing and duality are some features of my painting style. My art is about expressing myself, my feelings and the way I see things on a personal and societal level. These qualities can be found predominately in my abstract work.

Materials I use

Oil
Acrylics
Resin
Watercolors
Pastels
Charcoal, Ink, pencil

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