George Petsikopoulos is a Greek visual artist based in London. His range of work stems from experiences in diverse fields, experimenting with a variety of techniques, studying different approaches and collaborating with numerous artists such as Miltos Pantelias, Irini Gonou and Aboubakar Fofana.
Employing traditional materials such as cassia, turmeric, ochre, silver and gold as catalysts, Petsikopoulos weaves symbolic patterns to his mystic-rich work.
Incorporating low odour resins and water soluble pigments, Petsikopoulos creates magical abstract paintings that speak of folklore from numerous African tribes from Mali and Liberia all the way to the southern tribes of Zimbabwe and Mozambique.
“Taking inspiration from African textile traditions and primitive art, I conceive abstract patterned compositions. Hand-printed elements, repeated themes, improvised paints and rough textures; allow me to invest on a symbolic act with emotional value and create a ritual of my own.” — George Petsikopoulos
Petsikopoulos's work has been exhibited at Nord-Spetses Gallery, Greece, The Crypt Gallery, London, Galerie Carré Doré, Monaco, The Art Pavilion, London as well as the German Fairytale Museum, Bad Oeynshausen.
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