Yorgos Stamkopoulos

Yorgos Stamkopoulos (1983, Katerini) is a Greek visual artist currently living and working in Berlin, Germany.

His main inspiration is drawn from the abstract and altered colour that is to be found in music and nature. For him, painting is not an accumulation of pre-meditated gestures plotted out on a canvas, nor is it an expressive act. Painting is instead something that is removed from the canvas, while his art is that which remains; creation through deconstruction. Each work is the final trace of a thick ‘skin’ built up with casting material on canvas, over which layers of colour and paint are applied before the final dermis is peeled off, and the subtle imprint beneath is revealed. While his artistic approach appears to be aligned with the position of a traditional painter, his studio practice is closer to the methodology of a sculptor.