The Artist

“I compose the struggle of synthesis and apo – synthesis (decomposition). I compose portraits that deny the static. My painting embraces hu-man in a world in motion.”

The single time of oppositions in space and the idea of constant change of motion, spring from the law of the universe. Tournavitis embraces the colour palette that exposing to Greek light. He is creating euphoric harmony through selected orbits and points. He forms faces within the face, places within the place, moments within the moment. These depict the tragedy of the individual’s internal conflicts, and attribute the variety of fluctuations of consciousness to form. To impress the morph. The cruelty of the figure has nothing to do with repulsive rebellion, so the writing speaks to the limits of a reality in a world in motion.

Thomas Tournavitis was born in 1981 in Athens. He studied at the workshop of sculptor Nikos Stefos (1997-1999). He graduated in 2005 from Derby School of Fine Arts (United Kingdom) with a BA on DP. He continued with postgraduate studies at the Philharmonie school in Berlin (Germany 2006).  He worked as a professor of semiology in colleges and as an art-teacher in private primary schools (2008-2010).

Since 2008 he has founded and thomastournavitis.org which is a successful brand in global art market . He is being the subject of 36 solo exhibitions and has participated in more than 135 group exhibitions world wide. His works belong to more than 2.400 private and public collections in New York, Miami, Los Angeles, Paris, Munich, Montpellier, Vienna, Prague, Busan, Zurich, Bratislava, Zagreb, Nicosia, Athens, Sarajevo and more.

 

Selected Exhibitions

Solo

Painting I, Toss gallery, Thessaloniki, Greece 2011 sold out
Painting II, Orfeos 20, Xanthi, Greece 2012
Painting III, Achillion Theatre, Volos, Greece 2012
Idols, Melanythros art gallery, Athens, Greece 2013 sold out
Cyclopia, galerija Java, Sarajevo, Bosnia Herzegovina 2013
Cyclopia II, gradska galerija, Bihac, Bosnia Herzegovina 2014
Cyclopia III, Ismos art space, Athens, Greece 2014
Thalassa, Kourd gallery, Athens, Greece 2014 sold out
Sommelier, La Courette gallery, Montpellier, France 2014
Thalassa II, School of Art & Design, Zagreb, Croatia 2015
Thalassa III, galeria Cit, Bratislava, Slovakia 2015
Thalassa “
œuvres choisies, galerie Desmos, Paris, France 2016
White Plume, Balkan art gallery, Xanthi, Greece 2016

Thalassa “selected works”, Pirée, Piraeus, Greece 2017 sold out
Saints in Carousel, Technohoros art gallery, Athens, Greece 2017
Idols & Olympians, Art:ig gallery, Munich, Germany 2017 sold out
Saints in Carousel, Centre of Contemporary Art Diatopos, Nicosia, Cyprus 2017
Topoils, Estudio gallery, Kiffisia, Athens, Greece 2018
Topoils II, M.E.T.H-Museum of Visual Arts in Heraclion, Crete, Greece 2018
Faces in a Face, Artisanal, Mykonos, Greece 2018
Saints In Carousel, Pirée, Piraeus, Greece 2018
Neopontus, Melanythros art gallery, Athens, Greece 2019
Couples, Artisanal, Athens, Greece 2020
Embrace, Myro Gallery, Thessaloniki, Greece 2021
Embrace II, The Virgin Mojito, Athens, Greece 2023
Embrace III, Museum of Visual Arts Herakleio, Crete, Greece 2023

 

Group

5+3, Spirer Building, Volos, Greece 2009
Τrilogy, Custom Building, Volos, Greece 2010
Τrilogy Pt2, Hatzigianneio Museum, Larisa, Greece 2010
Piraeus, Pinacotheca, Piraeus, Greece 2011
Unesco Artists, Kourd gallery, Athens, Greece 2011
Endima Peripatou, Latsio Town Hall, Pyrgos, Greece 2014
Asian Highway, Seokdang Museum of Art, Busan, South Korea 2015
Literary Illustrations, Museum of Visual Arts, Herakleio, Crete, Greece 2016
Adriatica, Ancient Ovens art space, Macerata, Italy 2016
My Fictitious Homeland, The Loft, Athens, Greece 2017
D’aujourd’hui à demain L’art grec contemporain, galerie Desmos, Paris, France 2018
Integral Relationships, Museum of Visual Arts Herakleio, Crete, Greece 2019
The Exiled Gods, Melanithros Gallery, Kallimarmaro Std., Athens, Greece 2019

 

Collections

Pinacothèque Giorgos N. Vogiatzoglou – Athens, Greece

Nestor De la Cruz Munoz – Miami, Florida

Wolfgang Altmueller – Austria / Germany

 

 

International Conferneces

 

Kastel Mojmirovce, Slovakia 2012

Pocitelj, Bosnia Herzegovina 2013

Özyegin University, Instabul 2014

 

 

 

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