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Sunday, 19 November 2017

Despina Mitzelou

Despina Mitzelos born in Volos, by parents of Skiathos. From early childhood he had developed artistic tendencies with a preference in painting. In the sixth grade of elementary school takes part in a nationwide drawing competition on "The prodigal son" where wins the first prize. She made Byzantine Iconography courses by the side of distinguished Hagiographer Kosta Tsiltsavidi.
Her artistic path developed along strongly influenced by the nature and folklore of the homeland, Skiathos, where she lives today. Her spiritual culture is reflected strongly in her works, wondering the virtuoso in matters relating to ecology, folklore and cultural traditions of the island, her inwardness is reflected strongly, and the works are characterized by conceptual depth, putting aside the obvious.

Her inspiration was translated into paintings, murals and trying to pass the art to everyday life of ordinary people, by painted pottery and clothing.

The specific gravity of the art was painted with acrylic and oils on canvas and in the recent past in mixed technique. Exposes for the first time in 1987 in an exhibition by artists from the island under the auspices of the Municipality of Skiathos. In 1990 she made the first solo exhibition at the Cultural Center of Skiathos, the great appeal to art lovers were motivated to organize the next solo exhibition in 1999 entitled "nostalgic touches" at the Cultural Center Bourtzi, by the Municipality of Skiathos. In 2005 participates in the group exhibition under the auspices of the Association of Women Skiathos. Considering the development of collective action among artists working in her own initiative, in the years 2007 and 2008 with group exhibitions, entitled "Colors of Skiathos". The Easter of 2008 organizing the admittedly great artist’s group exhibition titled "The first fluttering." The most recent report occurred in the summer of 2009 in Skiathos with themes inspired by fairy tales of our island.

The tendency to paint large areas pushed her to turn to wall painting, innovative energy for the island, which created faculty and many times consider the Athenian press (Daily, News, magazine Passport). The theme is clearly influenced by fairy tales and nature, while the style is free. The mural, for her is a means to transform surfaces and beyond cosmetic the aesthetic result gives another dimension submitting so voluntarily the temperament observer. There are murals in homes, hotels, restaurants.

In light of conscious choice of the human, the presence of art in everyday life and be able to afford it, began to paint in ceramic and cloth. So these utilitarian objects combined with pure personal style that characterizes, become the reason to turn into self-sufficient artworks. The subject moves basing on folklore and natural beauty of her homeland.

Distinguishes the collectivity and has developed organizational skills, she was member of the Management Development Corporation of the Municipality of Skiathos in 2007-2008, is an administrative member of the Association Alki (Association of parents and friends of persons with disabilities) and a member of Artists Union of Patras. Her concern is to create the Art Association of Skiathos, in order to develop collective action of the island's artists.


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