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Stavros Tsakides

Artist Summary

Stavros Tsakides is a Greek iconographer located in Athens.
He paints portable icons, paintings, and gilded religious artefacts out of wood.
He paints without the use of projectors or photocopiers, which forces him to come up with novel ideas and ways of structuring compositions.
In other words, we paint in the centuries-old tradition of Greek, always relevant, Byzantine art, as do all Iconographers.
He feels that by doing so, he is able to keep, to some part, the vibrancy and fertility of Greek painting continuity.
He also teaches portable iconography and murals, as well as gilding techniques such as oil and water gilding.
He has painted churches in Greece, Lebanon, Germany, and elsewhere.