Akis Oulkeroglou

GhazaleIII
Oil on Canvas
119x78 5 inches 302.3×198.1cm
2016
Lem
Oil on Canvas
70x55 inches 177.8×139.7cm
2017
Non Conviene
Oil on Canvas
51x67 inches 170×130cm
2017
PeonieIII
Oil on Canvas
79x79inches
2017

Born in Athens on 1981. I immediately loved drawing due to my grandfather’s care and love for me and for art. I took my first painting lessons at the age of 12 from the painter Nikos Kakadiaris. From 1995 to 1997, he attended the sketching and animation courses at the school of Spyros Ornerakis. From 1998 to 2000, I attended free hand drawing courses, first at Nikos Stefos school and then at Tsigris School.
In 2006, I graduated with excellent (110 in 110) from the Academy of Fine Arts in Florence with professors Vincencio Canale and Gianni Stefanon.
I realized several painting exhibitions but also work as an art teacher. Because of my love of different visual territories, I illustrated children books, book covers, fantasy art graphic novels, concept art for video games and more.
Currently I’m focused on painting developing both, theoretical and practical framework.

I always remember myself scrutinizing the images and imitating them, finding in them that truth that no word has ever told me. Visual is for me the point of reference from which I get stimuli to create questions, to ponder, to experiment and to observe and through all these processes to keep finding my own truths, the ones without a name. Art has no name, being a continuous discovery through a long journey. Therefore I say that art is not a style but an alchemy.

Akis Oulkeroglou