Artist showcase: Paris Sergiou

The latest artist showcase introduces work by Paris Sergiou, a Greek artist currently living in Cyprus. Paris creates drawings, paintings and 3D works. His drawings are absolutely spontaneous – inspired by anything that is happening around him; TV, people, anything. His paintings on the other hand are carefully calculated and prepared before he begins applying any colour. Below, Paris answers a few questions about his work and his life as an artist.

Untitled, Oil on Canvas

When did your interest in art/creating begin?

I was 4, in 2008

Figure on a base, Oil on canvas

What is your starting point for each piece?

I see, I hear and I sense a certain stimuli, all at the same time and these start to formulate inside of me a picture which gradually completes itself. This is what I draw, paint or construct accordingly. What I said helps to understand how I make the ‘energy’ portraits of people that I meet…without discrimination. I see the person and I control my thoughts. I break the process in two parts but everything happens simultaneously. There is no part one and part two but there are simply two parts. I connect with the energy of the subject and I superimpose that with what I see in reality. These two parts inter-mix together and a picture appears inside of me that i draw, paint or construct. I know absolutely that the portrait represents the ‘inner truth’ of that person.

Target of the dismissed cat, Oil on canvas

Who/what influences your work?

I am influenced by the ‘’ΟΛΟΝ’’ (Entirety).

Self-portrait, Ink on paper

What do you hope the viewer gets from your work?

I can help the viewer to understand a different way of communication which involves unseen parameters but also lines, shapes and colours which are visible. I was born knowing this new language and I want to teach others how to use it.

The acquittal of the crucifiction, Oil on canvas

What do you think about the term Outsider Art? Is there a term that you think works better?

I think this concerns people who are involved with art but are not artists. I am not interested in placing creativity in any box.

Introspection, Oil on canvas

What are you working on at the moment? 

Right now I am working the same way as I was always working. I am stable. What changes are the conditions around me.

Forest front, Oil on canvas

Where do you see your work taking you in the future?

I know that what I draw and what I paint is new. My work will lead me to the right path so that my creative language communicates with ALL.

The allegorical anchor, Oil on canvas

Click here to see more of Paris’ work

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