Kostas Efimidis

 

BIOGRAPHY

Kostas Efimidis was born in 1962. Since the early years of his childhood he has pursued and developed his interest in painting, acquiring his first experiences from his father who was a painter. At the same time he attended courses in painting at the Department of Art of the Moscow University. He participated for the first time in a group exhibition at the age of twelve painting portraits of well-known German Classic Writers.

In 2001 he became a member of the Chamber of Fine Arts of Greece (E.E.T.E.), of the Society of Visual Artists of Northern Greece (Σ.Κ.Ε.Τ.Β.Ε.) and of the International Society of Painters in Moscow, Russia. In December 2001 his name was included in “The Atlas of Greek Diaspora”, since he is considered a significant representative of painters of Greek origin. He completed one of his most important pieces of work “The Battle of Alexander the Great at Issu” in 2002 and was given for this an award by the former President of the Greek Republic Konstantinos Stefanopoulos. This painting is 27 meters wide and 3,5 high and it is made with oil on canvas. The painting is decorating the Ceremonial Hall at the Army Officers’ Club in Thessaloniki along with his other painting “The Battle against the Italians in 1940” (2003, dimensions: 2,60mX3,60m). Other works of Kostas Efimidis are exhibited at the Municipal Gallery of Thessaloniki, of Drama and many other public places in Greece, as well as in private collections all over the world.

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

1994 – Art Stuttgart, Germany

1998 - HANTH Thessaloniki

1998 – Coffee and Art Kouidi, Xanthi, Thessaloniki, Greece

2000 – February – Frankfurt, Germany

2000 – March – Township, Thessaloniki, Greece

2000 – November – Drama Prefecture, Greece

2006 – October – Art Gallery Mayoralty of Thessaloniki

2009 – May – Art Collection Gallery in Drama, Greece

2010 – November - Café Gallery “Museum”

2011 – April – Gallery “Remezzo”, Thessaloniki

2011 - October – “Gerda”, Privet Place, Moscow, Russia

2012 – April – CHA – Central House of Artist, “State”, Moscow, Russia

2012 – July – Gallery “Les Oreades”, Moscow, Russia

2012 – October – Moscow “International Art Center of Nekrasov”, Russia

2013 – September – “Retrospective”, Cultural Center “Alexandros”, Thessaloniki

2015 - September - Festival of Greek Culture in Moscow, Russia

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

1990 – Art Gallery, ART-TEA, Georgia

1991 – Art Gallery, Caravan, Georgia

1996 – Art Gallery, University of Art, Moscow, Russia

1997 – April – Prefecture of Volos, Greece

1997 – May - Prefecture of Thessaloniki, Greece

1997 – June – Sporades Islands, Greece

1998 – Villa Bianca, Thessaloniki, Greece

1999 – Milos Club, “Music with colors”, Thessaloniki, Greece

1999 – Public Picture Gallery Museum of G.G.Katsigra, Greece

1999 – May – Township Stavroupoli, Thessaloniki, Greece

2000 – Artistic May, Drama, Greece

2000 – November – Prefecture of Thessaloniki, Greece

2000 – December – Athens, Greece

2001 – January – Larissa, Greece

2001 – November – Stage “Peace and Friendship” Athens, Greece

2002 – “Epsilon” Gallery, Thessaloniki, Greece

2006 – Cultural Center Kifisias, Athens, Greece

2007 – Light+, Township Gallery of Thessaloniki, Greece

2008 – Gallery NT Kiriko, Volos, Greece

2008 – Township Gallery of Thessaloniki, Greece

2009 – French Institute of Athens, Greece

2009 – February – Art Gallery Greek-French Association

2009 – December – “Human Figure in Art” Gazi, Athens, Greece

2010 – March – “Visual Journeys” S.K.E.T.V.E. Ladadika, Thessaloniki, Greece

2010 – November “Military Camp Kodra” Kalamaria, S.K.E.T.V.E, Thessaloniki, Greece

2011 – November – Volos, Greece

2012 – February – Vafopoulio Cultural center Thessaloniki

2013 – September, Cyprus

 

Critic by Mr. Vitaly Lavrushin (member of the Russian department of the International Association of Art Critics) (AIS-AICA)

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