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64 ARTIST PROFILE Nikos Lamprinos

Outerspace 1, 2016, acrylic on canvas, 70 x 100 cm

Nikos Lamprinos


espite his work being pure abstraction visually, Nikos Lamprinos describes his paintings as being of and about humans; albeit with the figure removed from the canvas.

Ideas of transformation are key in his process, as he seeks to convey ideas of life, relationships and human purpose, using daily sketchbooks and photographs of cities he visits as inspiration. Travel is also an important aspect of Lamprinos’ work, as he conveys feelings of nostalgia felt both while away, and on return.

Working in oil pastel and acrylic, fragmented geometric shapes fill the entire limits of the canvas, often using a colourful spectrum of shades, although muted tones are also used to convey a more melancholy narrative. Lamprinos is based in Athens, Greece, where he creates work from his studio in the heart of the city. He has been exhibiting work regularly, with shows across Europe.

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